An legacy of debt

WASHINGTON – A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre’s ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he’s still paying the price of admission. After a decade of repayments, Aguirre still...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Panthers heading to Pagosa Springs

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers (1-4) have a winnable game on the horizon. But in order for the Panthers to tally their first conference victory on Friday against Pagosa Springs (1-4), they’ll have...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Court briefs

Motion denied in homicide case The court rejected a defense argument to disqualify the district attorney from prosecuting a woman charged with vehicular homicide. At a motion’s hearing this week,...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in attempted murder is denied child visitation

With attempted murder charges pending, a Cortez man has been denied visitation with his daughter. At a scheduled preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 7, public defender Sara Hildebrand requested...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge shelter reopens Monday

Last year, the Bridge Emergency Shelter provided lodging and meals to more than 40 homeless citizens on some nights. It reopens on Monday. Located in the old Montezuma County jail on the corner of...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Ride for the Bern’

Mikel Carmon says the country needs Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to lead the way forward. To help get the word out on Sanders’ vision for Americans, she’s riding her horse from...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are our headwaters at risk of a mine leak?

The headwaters of the Dolores River share space with century-old mines similar to the Gold King mine that spilled 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas River this August.But the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local vets’ photos needed for Vietnam Wall

Efforts are underway to secure a photo of every name inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., including three men from Montezuma County.You might be able to help.To...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community calendar

Email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

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DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Just what is going up in smoke?

In Colorado, there’s a lot of money riding on healthy cannabis crops. But unlike, say, a corn farmer, legal-marijuana growers don’t have a clear understanding of which pesticides and fungicides are...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Economy flux after Gold King spill?

DENVER – The economic stability of Southwest Colorado could be in peril, according to financial victims of the Gold King Mine spill, who spoke in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The three speakers –...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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