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Montezuma County courthouse wins statewide design award

The American Institute of Architects Colorado honored the architects behind the Montezuma County Combined Courts with a statewide award Sept. 7. Peer-reviewed and judged by architects in Portland,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant cycle opens for local nonprofit programs and organizations

Onward! A Legacy Foundation of Southwest Colorado has opened its annual grant cycle for another year. It closes Oct. 15. The foundation, in operation for 17 years, helps investors easily and safely...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service greenlights Palisade Plunge Trail

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests’ Grand Valley Ranger District approved the Palisade Plunge Trail early last week, according to public affairs officer Kimberlee Phillips....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local shares her newest novel, ‘Colorado Takedown,’ in Dolores

Author Cricket Rohman will discuss her writing process and her novels, including “Saving Madeline” and her newest release, “Colorado Takedown,” which she wrote from her log cabin up the West...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

CPW and ranch now offer elk and mule deer hunts in NW Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Collins Mountain Ranch in Meeker are offering big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of private property, elk and mule deer hunts during...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rio Grande County man pleads guilty to poisoning eagles

A Rio Grande County man has been convicted of poisoning bald eagles in the San Luis Valley, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers. John L. Divine, 77, pleaded guilty to 10 misdemeanors...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archaeologist plans lecture on ice mummy Otzi

“Otzi, the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman and the World’s Oldest Tattoos,” will be the topic of the second annual John W. Sanders Lecture by Aaron Deter-Wolf, a prehistory archaeologist, on Sept....

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac wins second straight pro motocross championship

Eli Tomac raced through a muddy track Saturday in Indiana to win his second straight championship in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. He became the first rider to repeat as 450 class motocross...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Memorial for Rosa Sabido’s mother set for Saturday in Mancos

A memorial Mass and service is planned for Sept. 1 for the mother of Rosa Sabido, an undocumented immigrant who has been living in sanctuary at Mancos United Methodist Church since June 2017....

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire slows as weather favors firefighters

The Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla grew to 28,390 acres by Saturday morning. The fire was 21 percent contained, and more than 300 personnel worked on the fire, according to the Minnesota...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez becomes a top destination for Colorado Life Magazine

FORT COLLINS – Colorado’s only statewide general-interest magazine can’t seem to get enough of Cortez and Montezuma County. Half of Colorado Life magazine’s 2018 issues have featured or will...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire reaches 19,554 acres as interior pockets burn

The Plateau Fire reached 19,554 acres this week – up 3,254 acres since Aug. 12 – as green areas inside the containment area burned. The fire’s containment also increased, reaching 95 percent, up...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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