Sludge affecting smaller ditches and waterways

For the past month, a heavy black plastic bag has been sitting in a garbage can behind Andy and Debbie Pierce’s home. “Nobody came out and asked. No one cares,” Debbie Pierce said. “No one has...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River blessed in ceremony

The Animas River provided a sparkling backdrop as an earthy advocacy group led community members in a Saturday afternoon healing ceremony for the Animas. “We tend to avoid wounded places because...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 extends Calkins deal

Redevelopment of the boarded-up Calkins Building in downtown Cortez has been delayed. Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school district officials, who own the 1909 former schoolhouse, voted unanimously last...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva starts school year in new downtown location

The Children’s Kiva Montessori School has rapidly transformed its space at 25 N. Beech St. from a warehouse into an open-floor plan schoolhouse, only months after gaining a conditional-use permit...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

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

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