Social services

Federal insurance program for kids at risk

A 20-year federal health program that benefits children in low-income families could lose funding in December, officials report. The Children’s Health Insurance Program provides health insurance...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Social services awarded $200,000 grant

Montezuma County Social Services has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Human Services to help with local family-service programs. They grant was part of $2.5 million...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City increases grant funding during 2015

The city of Cortez will be more generous in 2015 after municipal leaders agreed to increase its community grant program by 10 percent. The city recently received $117,100 in grant requests from 33...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Social Services warns of scams

The Colorado Department of Human Services has learned from the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service about fraudulent smartphone applications targeting food assistance recipients. The applications...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

County missing out on food stamp revenue

Only about half the eligible residents in Montezuma County have enrolled in the food stamp program, according to a report by Hunger Free Colorado. The study looked at 64 counties to determine...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Online fundraiser draws ire in Cortez

A $5,000 social media fundraiser for a woman charged with child abuse has drawn ire from multiple residents. “You know this is pathetic,” one woman posted on GoFundMe.com. “And so is she.” Launched...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man found dead near Wal-Mart

A Towaoc man was found dead by city recycling crews Monday morning north of Wal-Mart. Brainard Cuthair, 49, was found lying in the grass about 75 feet off of S. Sligo Street just after 8 a.m. on...

DATE: Dec. 10, 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

Award honors 12 Hours of Mesa Verde

The annual 12 Hours of Mesa Verde bike race was honored with the 2014 Champion for Children award Friday evening at Let It Grow. "We want to thank them so much for what they do for kids. They touch...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - Sports

Award honors 12 Hours of Mesa Verde

The annual 12 Hours of Mesa Verde bike race was honored with the 2014 Champion for Children award Friday evening at Let It Grow. “We want to thank them so much for what they do for kids. They touch...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: More Sports