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BLM will increase fees at Cedar Mesa

The BLM Monticello Field Office has increased Individual Special Recreation Permit fees charged for day use and backpacking at fee sites within the Cedar Mesa Special Recreation Management Area and...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans support foundation pays Koppenhafer mortgage

Thanks to the help of a veterans and first responders support organization, the mortgage on the home of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott Koppenhafer is now fully paid off. Koppenhafer died Aug. 10 in Iraq...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute man sentenced to 23 years for two violent crimes

Wambli Mills, 23, of Towaoc, has been sentenced in U.S. District Court to more than 23 years in federal prison after being convicted of sexual assault and pleading guilty to assaulting a police...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

1,000 Days in Sanctuary Campaign to petition for woman living at Mancos church

Rosa Sabido and the Rosa Belongs Here movement will launch the 1,000 Days in Sanctuary Campaign on Dec. 2, as they aim to gather signatures for a petition to U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. The campaign ...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service announces pile burns for Dolores Ranger District

Slash piles were generated from forest thinning, timber sales and fuel-reduction projects in areas targeted to reduce wildfire hazards will be burned this week, said Dolores Ranger District....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Sheriff’s Blotter

Monday, Oct. 28 8:20 p.m. A deputy was called to the emergency room at Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 N. Mildred Road, about a report of an assault that had occurred in the 26100 block of...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez officer testifies in case of missing Kansas girl

A Cortez police officer testified Monday in Kansas about the arrest of a Topeka man who has been charged with sex-related crimes after he was found in a local hotel with a teen girl. Stephon Lobato...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire erupts at furniture store in downtown Cortez

Crates and old furniture broke out in flames shortly after 7 p.m. Monday at Town and Country Furnishings, 38 N. Linden St. in Cortez. The fire was limited to crates and old furniture on the back...

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

Historical Society to host scanning events for historic photos

The Montezuma County Historical Society is developing a program for residents to share historical photos that show life in the region from the late 1800s to the 1950s. The new Montezuma Heritage...

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

Annie Moses Band opens Southwest Colorado Concerts season

The Nashville-based Annie Moses Band will open the Southwest Colorado Concerts season at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium. The Juilliard-trained musicians, who have...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Update: Western Colorado’s first cold front of fall coming Wednesday

The first major cold front of fall is expected to arrive Wednesday in Western Colorado, dropping temperatures to 20 degrees below normal through Friday. The front will cool down eastern Utah and...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke from prescribed burn visible north of Durango

The Dolores Ranger District is conducting several prescribed burns in the Boggy Draw area, north of Dolores. “Fire effects were excellent with moderate fire behavior,” said Matt Traynham, burn boss...

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

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