USDA funds apple press for Cortez-area hub

A growing apple market in Southwest Colorado just got a commercial boost. The nonprofit Montezuma Apple Orchard Restoration Project has received a $323,000 grant from the U.S. Department of...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores County reelects county commissioners

In Tuesday’s election, Dolores County voters decided on county commissioners, two tax questions and a term-limit question, according to unofficial results from the Dolores County Clerk and...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Catlin beats Cagin for Colorado House

Republican incumbent Marc Catlin defeated Democratic candidate Seth Cagin in a landslide victory of 65% to 35% in the race for the Colorado House of Representatives, according to final unofficial...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado narrowly favors national popular vote in early returns

In a national first, Colorado voters are leaning toward joining the national popular vote movement to change the way the U.S. picks presidents. Voters considered whether to uphold a 2019 law that...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Stevenson wins Montezuma County commissioner race

In unofficial final results, Republican Joel “Joe” Stevenson won the race for Montezuma County Commissioner District 3 by a margin of 57% to 43% over Unaffiliated candidate Rebecca Samulski....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

County Democrats celebrate the positives at watch party

Montezuma County Democrats held a virtual Election Day watch party Tuesday evening to celebrate reaching and exceeding their advocacy goals, despite clear outcomes in the election. Results were not...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Joe Biden wins Colorado, defeating Trump for 9 electoral votes

Democrat Joe Biden cruised to victory Tuesday night in Colorado, taking the state’s nine electoral votes in a contest that was never in doubt. The former vice president’s victory over President...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republicans gather in Cortez for election watch party

Montezuma County Republicans gathered Tuesday in Cortez for an election night watch party hosted by J. Fargo’s Family Dining & Micro Brewery. Manager Tiffany Ghere offered $2 beer specials for the...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What to know about voting and what to watch on Election Day in Colorado

A tumultuous national election could see drawn-out vote counts and lawsuits that delay the declaration of a winner in the presidential race. But Coloradans are likely to get some key answers ...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial prepared for COVID surge

The surge of COVID-19 patients never came for Southwest Memorial Hospital, but it’s prepared if it does. Southwest Memorial has seven negative-pressure isolation rooms to treat COVID-19 patients...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought puts Dolores district of San Juan forest at high risk level

San Juan National Forest Fuels Crew Supervisor Vince Mowery is deep in the forest above Dolores clipping Gambel oak and snowberry bushes, pulling off pine needles, grabbing a handful of forest duff...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The pioneers and outlaws of McElmo Canyon

Part 2 The first record of irrigation in McElmo was 1888, and four ranches hold this priority. Most all the McElmo Canyon ranches hold early water rights. About 1928, John Miller sold his holding...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

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