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Search for Telluride hiker intensifies in mountains

The search for missing hiker Tim Cannon in the Iron Mountain area near Telluride has entered its second week and involves a large community effort. Cannon was reported missing after he did not...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

American Legion hosts Summerfest Carnival July 20-21

The inaugural Cortez Summerfest Carnival will take place Friday and Saturday at the American Legion grounds, 320 N. Harrison Street. The new fundraiser will have carnival rides, games, food, and...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The River bar and grill caters to locals

All fun flows to The River Bar and Grill, a rejuvenated sports bar, restaurant and honky-tonk on the shores of the Dolores River. General Manager Debbie Valerio is on a mission to create the best...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Fire starts on BLM land south of Mancos

A small lightning-caused fire is burning in the Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Area south of Mancos. The Hilltop Fire on Bureau of Land Management land started Thursday about 6:30 p.m. and has...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman faces 18 charges in Cortez horse neglect case

Animal cruelty charges have been filed against Daisy Stenzel for allegedly neglecting 18 horses on County Road N, prompting a seizure by the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office in April. This week,...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoldering Burro Fire reaches 80 percent containment; more rain expected

Thanks to a week of rain, the Burro Fire is down to a smolder and is 80 percent contained, fire officials said Thursday. The fire is not expected to grow from its current 4,593 acres, and there is...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

National forest challenges county’s claim on federal roads

Montezuma County commissioners are getting pushback on their assertion that certain roads and trails running through the San Juan National Forest are under the jurisdiction of counties. In a June...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Montezuma Heritage Museum to open downtown

For the first time since the 1950s, Montezuma County will have space for a museum, and this time it is an entire building. The Montezuma Heritage Museum will be at 35 S. Chestnut St., and is...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeal denied for Dolores man who pleaded guilty in murder

An appeal by Luther A. Hampson, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for the murder of Jonathan Hayes in 2012 near Dolores, has been denied. After sentencing in 2013, Hampson filed a motion...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM announces manager for Southwest District

The Bureau of Land Management recently hired Stephanie Connolly as the Southwest District manager, and the public is invited to meet her during open houses in Durango, Dolores, Grand Junction and...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Countryside cabins open near Cortez

The newly constructed Stone Turtle Lodges at the northern edge of Cortez offers travelers and vacationers a comfortable and scenic alternative to the routine hotel room. Owners Keith and Janice...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Rico celebrates Independence Day with floats, music, art and food

Hundreds of people gathered in Rico on Wednesday for the traditional July Fourth parade, and to eat Navajo tacos and listen to the Four Corners Community Band. Rico residents and visitors honored...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News