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Camper explosion injures woman on National Forest near Mancos

A woman was seriously burned May 21 from an explosion in her camper parked on the San Juan National Forest near Mancos, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s office. The woman, who is from...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

French gets three years in prison after incident with officer in Cortez

District Judge Todd Plewe sentenced Shane French Tuesday to a three-year prison sentence and two years’ parole after a guilty verdict for felony menacing against a peace officer. In a January...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heat wave to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday

A heat wave is expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday, which will likely exacerbate already high fire danger conditions. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez seniors graduate after parade to high school

In a unique ceremony that followed social-distancing guidelines and took over the south side of Cortez, the Montezuma-Cortez Class of 2020 graduated from high school. All the while remaining in...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunrise tribute on Memorial Day honors veterans in Cortez

As the sun rose over the Cortez Cemetery, a small crowd gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony presented by the American Legion Post 75. “This morning, we honor all veterans who have served, and give...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez prepares for a scaled-back Memorial Day tribute

Dozens of volunteers spent Friday placing American flags at local cemeteries to honor veterans for the Memorial Day weekend. A ceremony will be held at 6 a.m. Monday at the entrance of the Cortez...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County taps into solar energy

Montezuma County is now partially powered by the sun. In March, 208 solar panels were installed on top of the county annex building, which houses the health department, senior center, CSU Ag...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air attack helps tame fire at base of Ute Mountain

A wildfire broke out May 20 north of Towaoc on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. The fire burned at the base of Ute Mountain and was brought under control about 5:30 p.m., said Ute Mountain...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez announces new police chief, library director

The city of Cortez has a new chief of police and a library director. After months of having both jobs posted, the city announced May 18 that Vernon Knuckles will be taking over as police chief and...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park to reopen Sunday

Mesa Verde National Park will partially reopen Sunday after being closed for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cornerstone of the local tourism economy will increase visitor...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado issues draft guidelines for reopening restaurants

Colorado released draft guidelines Tuesday for restaurants that want to reopen to in-person dining as soon as the coming weeks, revealing major changes the coronavirus has made to the way people...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis faces two lawsuits over allowing ballot signatures through email, mail

Two groups — including one hoping to ask voters in November to ban abortions in Colorado after 22 weeks of gestation — have filed separate lawsuits challenging Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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