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State to re-examine Native mascots

Ute tribal leaders say the state could be a shining example for the nation if Native American mascots were retired at public schools. Earlier this year, House Bill 15-1165 was introduced in Denver...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Copycat bears

DATE: Sept. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spill cost tribe at least $200K, Southern Utes say

IGNACIO – The price tag for the Gold King Mine disaster has reached about $200,000 for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and additional expenditures are likely, according to Southern Ute Chairman...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Archer

Jayden Karo, a seventh-grader at Dolores Middle School, is the 2015 Reserve Grand Champion in the Junior Compound Unlimited class at the 2015 Colorado State Fair after shooting a 185 out of a...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Montezuma-Cortez soccer team starts 1-2

The Montezuma-Cortez soccer team has started its season with a win and two losses. On Saturday, Aug. 29, the Panthers had their first game at Palisade, and head coach Sean Fitzgerald said it...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Police blotter

Thursday, Aug. 27 8:12 a.m. A woman reported receiving threatening Facebook messages. A woman was ticketed for harassment and menacing. 1:15 p.m. Police responded to Walmart for a shoplifter. No...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Wedding Kasey Bell and Taryn Susann Davis

Kasey Bell, son of Scott and Patti Bell of Cortez, married his soul mate Taryn Susann Davis, daughter of Braden and Melanie Davis of St. David, Ariz. Kasey and Taryn were united in marriage in the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Milestones

A Hopi story

A Hopi elder has teamed up with a Colorado writer and a photographer to publish a book about the tribe’s rock art and one clan’s migration story. “A Hopi Flute Clan Migration Story” offers a rare...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

No arrests made at DUI checkpoints

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office failed to make a single arrest while operating three area DUI checkpoints this summer. The latest DUI sting was conducted on Saturday, Sept. 5. “No DUI...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

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DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Gail in the Garden: The importance of trees

When we moved to Colorado in 1998, one of the first things we planted was a blue spruce tree because we have always had one in the yard of every house we’ve owned. Then we planted a weeping cherry...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Is wild food calling?

A wet spring and early summer giving rise to acorns and berries could make for fewer bears heading for neighborhood trash cans this fall. So far, that seems to be the trend. “We haven’t had too...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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