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Mesa Verde entrance fees increased for 2017

Entrance fees at Mesa Verde National Park have been increased for 2017, according to a news release from the park. During the summer season, from May to October, the fee is now $20 per vehicle, up...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

How to watch Trump’s inauguration

Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States on Friday morning. The inauguration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Mountain time, with the inaugural parade at 1...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke in Cortez church prompts evacuation

Smoke inside the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses church at 1304 Empire St. in Cortez caused an evacuation Sunday morning. No injuries were reported, and the building did not catch fire....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Osprey Packs names new top executives

Osprey Packs announced Thursday that it has added three executives to the Cortez-based backpack company’s leadership team, including Layne Rigney as president and Jason Dunlap as vice president of...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Decorations, yard toys hazardous for deer

As cooler weather approaches, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking residents to take down equipment and yard toys that cause problems for wildlife. Recently in Durango, a young buck deer became...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction will close Colorado 184 at Narraguinnep Canal

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Structures Inc. will begin construction on Colorado Highway 184 on Oct. 17 to replace the Narraguinnep Canal Bridge. The project, north of...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez landlords pay settlement after fraud allegation

Two Cortez landlords have paid a $73,650 settlement after allegations that they charged low-income tenants excessive rent, according to a news release from the office of Bob Troyer, acting U.S....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boutique Air starts Cortez flights this weekend

Boutique Air flights from Cortez to Denver and Phoenix started this weekend. The airline will offer three daily flights from the Cortez Municipal Airport to Denver and one to Phoenix starting...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s fall colors are nearing their peak

San Juan National Forest officials estimate that the peak times for viewing fall colors will be this weekend and next week. In the forest near Mancos and the La Plata Mountains, about 35 percent of...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free entrance to Mesa Verde National Park on Saturday

Mesa Verde National Park will offer free admittance on Saturday for National Public Lands Day. Saturday also celebrates the first ever Bike Your Park Day, intended to help the public discover new...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar lights built into pavement on U.S. Highway 160 at Towaoc

Travelers on U.S. Highway 160 south of Cortez will be guided by new lights near the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. “More than 200 solar LED lights were installed and embedded into the pavement of...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shiprock run/walk will highlight mine spill aftermath

An 8-mile run/walk to raise awareness for the aftermath of the Gold King Mine spill will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, in Shiprock. The Gold King Mine Spill Resilience Run/Walk II begins after a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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