Groups defend EPA’s Clean Power Plan

DENVER – Environmental groups are doubling down after Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced the state will join a lawsuit to block the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan....

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drying out

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA tests water at spill site on U.S. 160

A substance described as diesel or fuel oil was detected in a well about nine months ago at the Wild Wild Rest toxic spill site west of Mancos. The findings were included in a 114-page...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunflower gets international film festival

Area residents will be given the opportunity to decide if a German, Swiss, Turkish, French, Chilean, Danish, British or American film director should win the 18th Annual Manhattan Short Film...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

CSU researching hemp in secluded test plot

Hidden in a corn field in southwest Colorado is a thriving hemp crop being cultivated by agronomists from Colorado State University. Despite the secrecy, the experiment testing 12 varieties of...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez football coach ousted after staff complains

Scott Conklin addressed the Panthers football team on Tuesday afternoon as interim head coach, settling days of uncertainty and speculation about the Montezuma-Cortez coaching staff. “What happened...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Report: Cortez man wields knife for dibs on pork chop

A woman was reportedly held at knifepoint by a baby sitter on Sunday after she tried to eat a left over pork chop. A Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy responded to the cold disturbance call at...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Part-time patriots knock half the country

I was with a friend a few months back. He was looking to get a hunting permit early. We couldn’t help but stop and laugh at the anti-Democrat propaganda that always appears in these doorways. He...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Globalization moves markets in a keystroke

A fascinating but little-noted aspect of the recent financial turmoil is how much it’s been an international event. It started with doubts about China’s economy, symbolized by a tumbling stock...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

National service leaves inner satisfaction

Serving my country set my life on a new course. It gave me an inner satisfaction that I did my part, I served. One of many who gave, one of many types of service. “All gave some, some gave all.” I...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Brushes with disaster

Comparing the initial events associated with the unexpected water release from the Gold King Mine above Silverton with the landfall of Hurricane Katrina at New Orleans 10 years ago provides some...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Two bats test positive for rabies in Bayfield

Two bats tested positive for rabies at a private residence in Bayfield, prompting health officials to warn of the potential spread of the disease through wild animals. A spokeswoman for the San...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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