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Dolores schools ban on-campus cellphone use

Something unusual is happening in Dolores schools. When secondary school Principal Jenifer Hufman walks around at recess and lunch, kids are talking to one another and playing together instead...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public questions Southwest Memorial Hospital officials on fiscal crisis

Dozens of citizens expressed dismay and anger about the decline in the financial health of Southwest Memorial Hospital during an emotionally charged community forum earlier this week at Cortez City...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should Dolores allow pot stores? Town, residents weigh in

Dolores residents and town officials considered allowing a retail marijuana shop in town during a workshop this week attended by 40 people. The town’s moratorium on retail marijuana sales expires...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health fires CFO, plans public forum

Turnover of top managers and doctors at Southwest Memorial hospital has become part of the challenge of an ongoing financial recovery process, officials say. This year, management consulting firm...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board fills vacancy

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board has appointed Lance McDaniel to fill a vacant board seat for District A . The board interviewed McDaniel and Tiffany Cheney in public for the position Sept....

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sand Canyon to get improved parking, pending funding

The Bureau of Land Management has approved a plan to improve parking and access to the South Sand Canyon Trail system in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. But a timeline on construction is...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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