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Term limit for District 22 attorney will face vote

Voters will be asked in November if term limits for the 22nd Judicial District Attorney should be extended from two four-year terms, to three four-year terms. The district covers Montezuma and...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Celebrity engagement has Dolores connection

A Dolores boy who grew up to be a pastor is now engaged to pop singer Michelle Williams from the band Destiny’s Child, according to People Magazine. Chad Johnson, 40, grew up and went to school in...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protesters march to uranium mill in White Mesa

For the third year, Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups held a rally and march to protest the White Mesa uranium mill south of Blanding, Utah. The 30-year-old mill, owned by Energy Fuels, of...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘History, Hikes, Hops’ takes readers on a Colorado beer adventure

Craft brew guru and author Ed Sealover is the guy you want to have a tall frosty one with at the bar. Just be ready beforehand, or afterward, to go visit a historical site or have an outdoor...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Companies show interest in McPhee hydropower potential

Two companies have recently expressed interest in exploring building a pump-back hydroelectric power facility at McPhee Reservoir. Pump-back storage systems utilize two reservoirs at different...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health faces operational, cash challenges

Southwest Health System faces financial challenges, including a bond violation, but a new CEO said he believes the problems can be overcome. Anthony Sudduth, of Community Hospital Corp,. was hired...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Haycamp murder case is scheduled for trial

A trial date has been set in the first-degree murder case against Kevin Wade Folsom. Folsom has pleaded not guilty, said District Attorney Will Furse. During an arraignment on Thursday, District...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dolores River Festival will kick off summer with full slate of music

The Dolores River Festival has lined up seven bands to perform all day at Joe Rowell Park on June 2. “It should be a really fun day,” said festival promoter Ryan Robison. “The lineup has a lot of...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Should hemp be legalized at the national level?

Hemp is gaining legitimacy in Colorado and federally, despite resistance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Industrial hemp is a genetic cousin of marijuana, but without the psychoactive...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

April snowstorm helps low water supply

A minor boost of snowfall in April helped to stave off more shortages for local farmers who rely on McPhee Reservoir, water officials said. As of this week, the forecast is still for full-service...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers pitch in to improve Cortez’s Geer trail network

About 20 volunteers armed with picks, scrapers and shovels rerouted trail sections at the Geer Natural Area in Cortez on Saturday, then enjoyed a barbecue lunch. The event was sponsored by the city...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phil’s World serves up new entree – the Poquito Burrito

Long-awaited new trail construction has begun at Phil’s World, despite a pending appeal of the project. The Tres Rios office of the Bureau of Land Management approved 22.5 miles of additional...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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