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Rotary Club, students collaborate in Dolores food giveaway

The Dolores Rotary Club and students from Dolores School District RE-4A delivered their first set of Christmas food baskets to local families. The program was the brainchild of firefighter Jerry...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anti-gravity treadmill speeds healing of leg injuries

Lauren Loftis, a doctor in town, was training for her first marathon this year when she developed an inflamed tendon in her knee, a condition that felt like someone stabbing her with an ice pick. ...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Donated tents at Purple Cliffs offer warmth to campers

Mikayla Jernigan is still working to insulate her tent. Jernigan lives outside on a hillside near La Posta Road, and she’s had trouble adjusting to the December cold. People have lived at the...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rotary seeks to restart Imagination Library

When a young child has a full bookshelf at home, they perform better in school, and their future becomes a lot brighter. That’s why the Cortez Rotary Club has embarked on a fundraising campaign to...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retired Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane dies

Newly retired Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane, a beloved and respected law enforcement leader who served as Cortez chief for 39 years, died Friday afternoon. Lane, 75, had been undergoing treatments...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement cadets graduate PCC in Cortez

After 18 weeks of intense training and studies, the 16 cadets in the Pueblo Community College law enforcement academy walked across the stage as graduates Saturday afternoon, in a ceremony filled...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Odds look good for a white Christmas in Southwest Colorado

It’s looking like Southwest Colorado is on track for a white Christmas. Scott Sterns, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, said a storm system approaching from the...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New methane regulations lauded by Durango-area leaders, environmentalists

Colorado air quality regulators unanimously voted Thursday to adopt sweeping new standards to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas facilities, which now apply to Southwest Colorado. “This vote...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Kemper Elementary singers

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek student dies after school

An 8-year-old boy attending Seventh Street Elementary in Dove Creek died after school Thursday, said Montezuma County Coroner George Deavers. Dolores County School District RE-2J identified the...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shop with the cops

The toy aisles of Walmart were crowded with law enforcement of all sorts Saturday morning for the annual Shop with the Cops event. The event is sponsored by the Montezuma-Cortez High School...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paradox Valley salt injection well nears end of life

When engineers installed the Paradox Valley Salinity Control project in 1996 on the lower Dolores River in Southwest Colorado, the result was improved water quality in the nearby Colorado River and...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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