Social problems

Food stamp use increases in Montezuma County

Food stamp enrollment in Montezuma County grew by about seven percent last year, according to a report by Hunger Free Colorado. In 2016, 57 percent of eligible residents signed up for the service,...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Student remembered at memorial service

More than 400 people mourned the loss of a Dolores elementary student Sunday during a public memorial service on the school campus.Alana Dawn Nowlin was remembered as a kind and thoughtful child...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community grieves after two kids take their own lives

Two juveniles’ deaths in recent weeks, one from Cortez and one from Dolores, are being investigated as probable suicides, according to the Montezuma County sheriff’s office.One death occurred in...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

What to do with the Justice Center?

When the new combined courthouse is completed late next summer, there will be an exodus from two Montezuma County buildings as departments and court staff are shuffled to new office locations.The...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Human trafficking in our town? Special agent surprises locals

Last week, a collective gasp was heard inside the Cortez Police Department as residents learned that victims of human trafficking are sometimes tattooed with bar codes. The shocking news was...

DATE: May 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge Emergency Shelter expanding services

Last season, 23 people who stayed at the Bridge Emergency Shelter held either part-time or full-time jobs. To Bridge Director Laurie Knutson, this indicative of how the homelessness is changing....

DATE: Aug. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Piñon Project improving care for disturbed youths

The Piñon Project is launching a program to create individualized care for at-risk children with a serious emotional disturbance, who are already receiving services from a government agency. The...

DATE: May 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

A maze of life choices

Wearing drunk goggles, Mancos middle school students, tried to play a bean bag game, giggling at their massive failure. "You're like, out of control," said Kensey Switzer, a Mancos middle school...

DATE: April 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Real life

At 23, life hasn’t always been easy for Anthony Chavez, a former drug addict who dreams of one day becoming a professional skateboarder. Even as an infant, Chavez said his biological father, a...

DATE: March 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

SWOS helps students with law

A student from Southwest Open School applied her knowledge of labor law to get her hours adjusted after finding out students should not be made to work after 10 p.m. on school nights. She is one...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News