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Dolores Elementary test scores rebound dramatically

Significant improvement in 2018 state test scores has removed Dolores Elementary School from a Colorado watch list, school officials reported last week. And overall, the Dolores School District...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cedar Mesa Ranches subdivision seeks new road designation from Montezuma County

Residents of the Cedar Mesa Ranches subdivision are seeking help from the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners to curb speeding in their neighborhood. The subdivision north of Mesa Verde...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM to use less disruptive method for wild horse roundups

Bait trapping is the favored procedure if wild horses need to be removed from the Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area, according to a decision released Friday by the Tres Rios Bureau of Land...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sentences issued in Ute Mountain fraud case

The Ute Mountain Ute fraud case that involved $1.1 million in embezzled and stolen funds has entered the sentencing phase. So far, 13 people, many of them tribal members, have pleaded guilty to...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribute honors first responders who died in Sept. 11 attack

Forty Montezuma County firefighters paid tribute Tuesday to first responders who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Towers in New York 17 years ago. The...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council rejects pot shop from Pueblo

The Cortez City Council has denied a proposed new marijuana store after numerous citizens spoke up against it. NuVu Pharma planned to build a retail marijuana store at 501 Patton St. on the east...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Town Board considers marijuana sales

The Dolores Town Board is considering the pros and cons of allowing retail marijuana sales. A moratorium on pot sales has been in place since 2014, but it is set to expire Dec. 31. Dolores used to...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial’s cutbacks hit home in Dolores

Cutbacks at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez are having an impact on Dolores, Southwest Health System CEO Tony Sudduth told the Dolores Town Board about the hospital’s financial health....

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez to host Rural Philanthropy Days

Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days will be held in Cortez this year Sept. 12-14. The sold-out conference provides information, networking and professional trainings for community organizations that...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man injured, children walk away as SUV flips on Colorado Highway 145

A violent one-car crash Friday on Colorado Highway 145 injured one man, who required extrication and was transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital. The Ford SUV was southbound when it veered...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Bridge begins construction on new shelter

The Bridge homeless shelter broke ground Thursday on a new $2.1 million facility at 735 N. Park St. in Cortez. The new building will have an overnight shelter on the first floor for up to 26 people...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archaeology conference coming to Cortez

Hisatsinom, the local chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, will host the society’s annual conference in Cortez. Presentations will be made on various topics relevant to archaeology in...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News