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Collision with semitrailer kills Jeep driver in Montezuma County

An Arizona man was killed Monday morning when his Jeep collided with a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 491 near Lewis, the Colorado State Patrol said in a news release. About 9:38 a.m., a purple 1992...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores activates ‘Peace on Earth’ sign amid COVID-19 breakout

The Dolores Rotary Club is lighting up the hillside in Dolores again as a show of community cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually, the lights are lit up over Christmas and Easter, but...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

First Colorado National Guard member tests positive for COVID-19

The First Colorado National Guard member has tested positive for COVID-19. The service member is being cared for while in isolation in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Galloping Goose plans excursions for 50th anniversary

Dolores’ historic Galloping Goose No. 5 is scheduled for several excursions on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in March, April, May and July. On March 14, 21, 28 and on April 4, the...

DATE: March 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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

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