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CU Boulder Museum of Natural History explores Mesa Verde National Park

A partnership between Mesa Verde National Park and the University of Colorado Boulder Museum of Natural History could lead to new scientific discoveries in the park. Starting in late May, teams of...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 55 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango policeman’s badge, AR-15, handgun, ammo stolen in Mancos

A Durango policeman’s badge, rifle, handgun and ammunition were reported stolen from his parked squad car in Mancos, according to the town’s marshal. Marshal Jason Spruell said he received reports...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire slows; Mancos State Park joins list of closures

The Mancos State Park on Wednesday announced a partial closure of its campgrounds because of fire risk, even as the Burro Fire’s growth slowed down slightly in the morning. Patrick Seekins, of the...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire management team in Dolores prepares for long haul

The Type 1 crew battling the growing Burro Fire in the San Juan National Forest has transformed the Dolores school campus into a temporary headquarters and supply center. Monday morning, a National...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez School District gets community input on mill levy issue

Leaders of the Montezuma-Cortez School District met with stakeholders on Thursday to plan for a second try at passing a mill levy increase. Ballot Measure 3B, which would have funded staff salary...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

2018 Cortez Burst Triathlon to kick off series of summer races

This year’s Cortez Burst Triathlon will be the city’s ninth, and the first Burst to be officially included in a series of triathlons on the Western Slope. The triathlon, held on the Fourth of July...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Two killed in collision south of Towaoc; third person critically injured

Two people died Thursday night in a head-on collision near Towaoc, according to Montezuma County emergency personnel. The Cortez Fire Protection District, Ute Mountain Ute Fire Department,...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County artists unveil bird-themed exhibit in Mancos

Yellow Jacket artists Rosie Carter and David Butler will open their first joint art show at the Olio restaurant Saturday. The two have been collaborating for about 1½ years to create...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Retired Capt. Gail Harris to discuss cybersecurity at Mancos Library

The Mancos Public Library and the League of Women Voters will host a presentation on Saturday by retired Navy Capt. Gail Harris about protecting data in an age of cyberwarfare. Harris served in...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde included on worldwide list of ‘breathtaking destinations’

Travel website Expedia.com has named Mesa Verde National Park one of the “55 Most Breathtaking Destinations in the World,” alongside places such as Paris and Rio de Janeiro. Expedia travel writer...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Farmers Market holds sunny Saturday opening

The Cortez Farmers Market opened Saturday morning with sunny skies and dozens of produce vendors. Although many produce vendors won’t participate in the market until their harvests come in later,...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Two people injured in crash near Mesa Verde National Park

Two people were injured Friday afternoon in a collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 160 and County Road 34, about a mile from the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. The Colorado State...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News