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Commissioners discuss Montezuma County weed policy

A Montezuma County resident criticized part of the county’s weed management policy and called for more public outreach at Monday’s county commissioners meeting. Laurie Hall, who runs an organic...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos designated as Colorado Creative District

Mancos has been designated as a Colorado Certified Creative District. The creative district program, established in 2011, seeks to attract artists to communities, as well as enhancing the quality...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Kemper Elementary students visit White House again

Students from Cortez’s Kemper Elementary School, Miles Frost, Gael Garcia, Christian Rebaza, Cecelia Thom and Trenity Tillahash, were invited back to Washington, D.C., on June 6 to help harvest the...

DATE: June 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos group steps up work on rare Cranston Press

University of Pennsylvania professor Matt Neff is visiting Mancos this month to continue restoring a rare Cranston Letterpress, which is housed in the former Mancos Times-Tribune building in...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Navajo woman’s woolly wish is granted in McElmo Canyon

For most of Sue Tsosie’s life, sheep were her family. The Navajo woman from Page, Arizona, herded hundreds of sheep each day. She gathered their wool to weave into blankets or trade away for other...

DATE: June 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango painter Grajeda displays work in Mancos

Many of Brenda Grajeda’s layered paintings feature textured gashes she refers to as “scars.” She uses encaustic – a type of wax – to create the markings and give her works more depth, she said. The...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Cortez pharmacist fights antibiotic overuse

A Cortez pharmacist has lent his knowledge to a statewide effort to educate medical professionals and members of the public about responsible antibiotic usage and stewardship. Marc Meyer is a...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Southwest Health worries that lab tech program will close

San Juan College in Farmington might stop offering classes for aspiring medical laboratory technicians. If that happens, one of the few regional sources of qualified lab workers for hospitals in...

DATE: May 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council approves hospital site plan

Cortez City Council members on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve a site plan for the Southwest Memorial Hospital expansion project. The expansion includes a 25,000-square-foot patient addition,...

DATE: May 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado native visiting all 59 national parks in 59 weeks

Last year, Darius Nabors and Trevor Kemp quit their jobs, left their Virginia homes and set out on a cross-country trek to visit each of the country’s 59 national parks in 59 weeks. Thursday, they...

DATE: May 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accused Yellowstone trespassers linked to Mesa Verde incident

Three men who recently caused an Internet storm after documenting their illegal walk at Yellowstone National Park also face an investigation in connection to an incident in Mesa Verde National...

DATE: May 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man reportedly throws knife at deputy

A Dolores man threw a knife at a police officer’s head earlier this month, according to Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office reports. About 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5, Montezuma County Sheriff’s Deputy...

DATE: May 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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