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Montezuma County administrator resigns for job at RE-1 schools

For five years, Montezuma County Administrator Melissa Brunner has been the captain of the ship, guiding the county through smooth and rough waters. But now she will get on board with...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Marc Catlin easily defeats Cagin for Colorado House 58 seat

Republican Rep. Marc Catlin, of Montrose, has been elected to represent the 58th District House of Representative seat in the Colorado Legislature. Districtwide, he got 62.97 percent of the vote...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores County elects new public officials

In Dolores County, local races were contested for sheriff, clerk and recorder, and coroner. Unaffiliated Don Wilson won a close race for sheriff, earning 636 votes (55 percent) compared with...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax increase for Lewis-Arriola Fire passes

Voters approved a 1.41 mill levy increase for the Lewis-Arriola Fire Protection District in Tuesday’s election. The measure passed by a vote of 847-628 – 57.42 percent to 42.58 percent – according...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Race for Montezuma County commissioner goes down to the wire

Preliminary results in the election for District 1 of the Montezuma County Commission show it is a close race between Republican Jim Candelaria and Democrat MB McAfee with about 1,376 ballots to...

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

Voter turnout in Montezuma County at least 65 percent

Montezuma County is seeing high turnout for the 2018 midterm elections, according to the Colorado secretary of state and the Montezuma County clerk. By 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10,800 ballots had been...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman gets deferred sentence in animal cruelty case

A Cortez resident charged with animal cruelty has pleaded guilty and has been given a deferred sentence. Daisy Stenzel was charged with 18 counts of animal cruelty after her 18 horses were seized...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores’ Lone Mesa center moving into consolidated office in Mancos

The Lone Mesa Colorado Parks and Wildlife center in Dolores will move into an office to be built at Mancos State Park. The 600-square-foot facility will house administrative offices for Lone Mesa...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hunters found unharmed in Bear Creek area

The Montezuma County Sheriff United Search and Rescue team and mounted patrol units were called in to rescue three missing hunters in the Bear Creek area on Oct 22. The hunters, who are from...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early turnout for midterm elections is high in Montezuma County

CORTEZ – Montezuma County participation in the Nov. 6 midterm general election is already higher than the 2014 midterms, Clerk and Recorder Kim Percell said. “Turnout has been great. We’ve been...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canyons of Ancients monument gets more site stewards

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance is expanding a stewardship program to protect archaeological sites. The nonprofit is a friends group that supports Canyons of the Ancients National Monument by...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

A U.S. attorney has cleared a Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy who killed a man during a shootout in McElmo Canyon in February, but the deputy has been fired for violating department policy. Sgt....

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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