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‘The Blacksmith’ opera rescheduled for October

After being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the long-awaited Blacksmith Opera has been rescheduled for October. “The Blacksmith” is a two-act French comic opera that has been updated...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Montezuma County announces new positive COVID-19 case

The Montezuma County Public Health Department has announced a new positive case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases up to 17 as of 11 a.m. Saturday. Of these cases, there have...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County reports first death from COVID-19

The Montezuma County Public Health Department announced Thursday morning that the county has confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19, one of which has resulted in a death. The two new cases...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After flood, Cortez walk-in clinic warns of mold exposure

Mold spores have been discovered after flooding damage in late 2019 at Southwest Health Systems Walk-in Clinic, 1413 N. Mildred Road, and the clinic has been moved to a temporary location. The...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mesa Verde National Park will increase entrance fees

Mesa Verde National Park has increased peak-season fees for 2020. The increase comes after a request for public comments about a fee proposal released in October 2017. National parks mostly raised...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde to hold luminaria open house

Mesa Verde National Park will provide chili, cookies, hot chocolate and music at the Far View Terrace for its Holiday Open House and Luminaria event Dec. 12. The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

USDA opens sign-up for Market Facilitation Program

Sign-up continues through Dec. 6 for the Market Facilitation Program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to assist farmers who suffer damages because of tariffs imposed on agricultural...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Parade of Lights will honor veterans

Start preparing your floats: The Four Corners Board of Realtors will hold the 30th annual Parade of Lights beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 on Main Street in Cortez. The parade theme this year is “A...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Prescribed burns to begin at Boggy Draw

The Dolores Ranger District is planning to conduct several prescribed burns starting in mid-August. Burning operations will take place over multiple days when weather and fuel conditions are...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marine from Mancos, Colorado, dies after combat in Iraq

The Marine Forces Special Operations Command on Sunday announced the death of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos. He died after being injured during combat Saturday in Iraq,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resurfacing work begins west of Mancos Hill on U.S. Highway 160

Chip-seal operations are underway at the eastern edge of Cortez for a project that will bring a fresh surface to U.S. Highway 160 from the eastern edge of town to the top of Mancos Hill. The $2.6...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Boating Advocates to host permit party

The fifth annual Dolores River Boating Advocates permit party will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Dolores Community Center. Kevin Fedarko, author of the bestselling book The Emerald Mile,...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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