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State finds violations at Montezuma County Social Services

A nine-month investigation into child welfare cases at the Montezuma County Department of Social Services alleges dozens of violations of state regulations and administrative law, according to the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial financial health improves

Southwest Memorial Hospital continues to make progress on its financial recovery, CEO Tony Sudduth said during a public forum Wednesday. “We’re having an excellent year in 2019 and continue to see...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interns gain experience at Canyons of Ancients

College interns studying archaeology gain real-world experience every spring and summer at Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum. The three-month internship includes housing and is...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

June inspections: Two Fiestas and two Dollars

Colorado has implemented restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: July 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County Clerks Association award local scholarship

Mancos High School 2019 graduate and salutatorian Taeylor Samora has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Colorado County Clerks Association. Montezuma County Clerk Kim Percell recommended...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge dismisses CO2 tax lawsuit against county

A group of interest owners of fractional carbon dioxide do not have legal standing in their lawsuit claiming overtaxation by Montezuma County because they are not the designated operator of the...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River stays below flood stage in town

The Dolores River at the town of Dolores reached peak flows this week from above average snowpack runoff, but still remains below flood stage, officials report. On Tuesday, the river was flowing at...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Ute Mountain Roundup: Looking back at a Cortez celebration

The 89th annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo offers a chance for wranglers, bull riders and even young mutton busters to prove their mettle. But it’s also a celebration of community, of time-honored...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

May restaurant inspections: Two Dolores restaurants have minor slips

Colorado has implemented new restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frazier Shows carnival a Cortez summer tradition

At the Frazier Shows carnival Friday night, friends and family had fun socializing and taking thrill rides with names like Cliff Hanger, Freak Out, Starship and Vertigo. This is the 24th year...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Cooler weather helps Dolores River stay within its banks

The Dolores River and its West Fork tributary are running high and fast but are not at flood stage, officials report. The Dolores River at Dolores was flowing at 2,860 cubic feet per second...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators conclude Burro Fire likely human-caused

The 2018 Burro Fire that torched 4,600 acres of the San Juan National Forest northeast of Dolores and cost more than $3 million to fight, was likely human-caused, according to a completed...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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