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Apollo 17 astronaut and moonwalker to visit Anasazi Heritage Center

The Anasazi Heritage Center and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument will host Harrison H. “Jack” Schmitt, who will present the lecture “Of Coyotes and Moon Landings” on Saturday, July 29....

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lightning strike causes fire near Ute Mountain

Tribal firefighters said a lightning strike Wednesday night likely caused an 8-acre wildfire near Ute Mountain on Thursday. John Trocheck, public safety officer for the Towaoc Fire Department, said...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Montezuma deputy pleads guilty on misconduct charge

Former Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Adam Alcon has pleaded guilty on to a charge of official misconduct, according to a statement released Friday by Deputy District Attorney Sheena...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning blamed in brush fire south of Cortez

CORTEZ – Firefighters on Sunday evening beat down a small brush fire and residents pitched in with shovels and garden hoses after an apparent lightning strike in a residential area just south of...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roadwork set for Colorado 145 north of Lizard Head

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Elam Construction started Monday along Colorado Highway 145, just south of Telluride. The work will take place north of the Lizard Head Pass summit to...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wetherill descendant will give Mesa Verde talk

Harvey Leake, great-grandson of John Wetherill, will discuss the activities of his ancestors and their archaeological investigations in the area at 7 p.m. June 16 at the Visitor and Research Center...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS grants will support technology, agriculture in Cortez

Southwest Open School has been awarded three competitive grants that will expand curriculum at the school, according to a press release. A $4,965 grant from the Kinder Morgan Foundation will allow...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Berner joins Artisans of Mancos gallery

Mixed media artist Kathleen Berner is the latest to join the Artisans of Mancos gallery. Her reception will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Artisans of Mancos, 101 Grand Ave. in Mancos....

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Investigation rules out homicide in Mancos woman’s death

The death of a Mancos woman whose body was found in Summit Lake on May 12 was likely an accident, according to investigators at the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. An autopsy was performed...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos woman, 57, is found dead in Summit Reservoir

A body found Friday morning in Summit Reservoir has been identified as Madeline Scott, 57, of Mancos. Her death is under investigation, said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. “There were no...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lightning starts house fire in central Cortez

CORTEZ – A strong thunderstorm hit the Four Corners on Tuesday, producing lightning that struck a house in central Cortez. The fire at 502 S. Madison St. start about 7 a.m. and spread to the...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Western Excelsior fire expected to smolder for days

MANCOS – Rain helped douse hot spots Tuesday at Western Excelsior, where the production plant, warehouses and offices burned Monday. Fire crews had contained the blaze by about 2 a.m. Tuesday but...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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