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Walmart will require customers to wear masks

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam’s Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Changes suggested for Montezuma County land use code

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners is considering changes to the land use code that would loosen regulations for residential development. A public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 18...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores debates making masks mandatory in public space

The Dolores Town board on Monday implemented a fire ban, discussed building permits and debated whether to require facial coverings in public. Colorado health orders do not require people wear...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opposition in Four Corners to imported Estonian uranium grows

San Juan County, Utah, and the Navajo Nation have joined other groups to oppose a proposal by the White Mesa Mill in Blanding to accept radioactive material from Estonia. Mill owner Energy Fuels...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet talks deficit, COVID response and masks in Durango visit

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is infuriated by one issue that gets the goat of many Americans – especially his political opponents in the Republican Party – the $26.5 trillion federal deficit But...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Bennet hears Sabido’s story of sanctuary in Mancos

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet met with Rosa Sabido, a Cortez resident from Mexico who has been living in sanctuary at the Mancos United Methodist Church since June 2017. “I told him my story,...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire breaks out near Placerville

A wildfire reported Sunday northeast of Placerville triggered evacuations, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. The Green Meadows Fire grew to 62 acres by Monday and was fought by 45...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hometown Congressman will exit Washington stage

In 2010, Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton embarked from the small city of Cortez on a five-term mission to pass legislation and inform Washington lawmakers about priorities and values of rural...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez finance director faces embezzlement charge

Felony charges have been filed against the former Cortez finance director in the city’s embezzlement case. Katheryn Moss, 70, faces one charge of theft and one charge of embezzlement of public...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire on Highway 145 causes damage north of Cortez

A property fire on Colorado Highway 145 near County Road N caused damage and sent one man to the hospital, said Cortez Fire Protection District Chief Jay Balfour. The fire badly damaged two sheds,...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health offers coronavirus antibody testing

Southwest Health System is offering antibody testing to determine whether a person has had COVID-19. The testing is available to anyone and begins July 8. Testing locations are at the main...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man revived, airlifted after heart attack on Telluride gondola

A man was revived Saturday after suffering a heart attack on the Telluride Ski Resort gondola, and a woman was rescued after being bucked off a horse on a mountain trail. The 65-year-old man from...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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