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Montezuma County hears offer to continue funding CSU Extension

Montezuma County commissioners are reconsidering their preliminary decision to defund the Colorado State University Extension office, which includes the popular 4-H program. The commissioners said...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 14 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores students gain skills in restaurant business

Dolores third-graders served up Mexican, Italian and Indian food during a restaurant project held at the Dolores River Campground on Oct. 11-12. At the campground’s lodge, students bustled about...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Three environmental groups, along with San Miguel County, have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management alleging improper approval of oil and gas lease sales near the threatened...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

DeAnne House wins seat on Ute Mountain Ute council

DeAnne House was re-elected to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council during an election on Friday in Towaoc. House earned 113 votes out of 415 cast. She came out ahead of challengers Selwyn...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New combined Montezuma Courthouse open to public

The new Montezuma County Combined Courthouse is the most modern in the state, with a design that also recognizes the region’s ancient culture. During a grand opening Wednesday, local and state...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Climate change is transforming local forests

In the past 20 years, Southwest Colorado forests have been in the line of fire of an insect epidemic and disease. The pattern is a clue to a drying climate that could produce a much different...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores to host downtown Harvest Festival and Apple Orchard Social

The third annual Dolores Harvest Festival and Apple Orchard Social will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Flanders Park in Dolores. Locally grown produce and meat will be for sale, and...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State rejects demolition plan for old Cortez school

An attempt by the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District to cut $1 million from the cost of demolishing the retired high school has been rejected by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed drilling near Hovenweep criticized for potential harm to views, night sky

New drilling rigs and oil and gas infrastructure could sprout within sight of Hovenweep National Monument, according to a proposed March lease sale issued by a Utah office of the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma County votes to stop funding CSU Extension Office in Cortez

The Montezuma County Commission voted this week to defund the Colorado State University Extension Office in Cortez, saying it has lost confidence in the program. The office, located downstairs in...

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

Ute Mountain Ute leader tapped for museum

Towaoc local and former Ute Mountain Ute tribal councilwoman Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk has been hired as the new education coordinator for the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose. She will be providing...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service seeks operator for historic cabins

The San Juan National Forest is seeking applications to operate the historic Aspen and Glade guard stations. A successful applicant will gain a commercial permit for renting the cabins to the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life