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Eli Tomac takes Supercross lead with stunning comeback in Salt Lake

Eli Tomac of Cortez made a stunning comeback in the Salt Lake City Supercross on Saturday night, racing from 15th place to overtake rival Ryan Dungey for the victory. With the win, Tomac stands...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Mancos town administrator Andrea Phillips resigns

Mancos Town Administrator Andrea Phillips has resigned after four years in the position. Phillips turned in her resignation letter Monday, Mayor Queenie Barz said Friday. Phillips’ contract as...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan Coal Co. Mine gets new U.S. review

The U.S. Department of Interior will take another, closer look at an expansion plan for the San Juan Coal Co. Mine in northwestern New Mexico. The Interior Department had faced a 2013 lawsuit filed...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Sheriff asks Dolores board to draft bullying policy

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is asking the Dolores school district to draft an anti-bullying policy before the next school year. Nowlin attended the board’s meeting on Thursday to ask them...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Broncos tour draws hundreds to Cortez park

Hundreds put on their best orange and blue and headed to Parque De Vida on Friday afternoon to meet Denver Broncos’ Will Parks and Corey Nelson. Parks, a safety in his second year with the Broncos,...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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North Carolina man’s SUV rolls off Mesa Verde cliff

An unattended Land Cruiser that rolled off a cliff Thursday at Mesa Verde National Park was recovered on Friday. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred about 4 p.m. at the Fire Temple...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ruedi Bear remembered as entrepreneur, champion skier

A former owner of Trimble Hot Springs, Ruedi Bear, was remembered Friday as an entrepreneur who loved jazz and skiing. Bear, 72, died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening south of Mancos, where...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Memorial Hospital expansion moves ahead

The $32 million expansion of Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez is gaining ground, with a new emergency services station set to be completed this July. Once the entire project is done, which...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Environmentalists sue Colorado, feds over predator plan

Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services this week over a controversial Colorado predator-control program aimed at reducing mountain lions and bears. WildEarth...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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WildEdge Brewing Collective opens in downtown Cortez

After more than a year of planning, Tucker Robinson has opened WildEdge Brewing Collective at 111 N. Market St. in Cortez. “We’re absolutely thrilled,” Robinson said Tuesday, the brewery’s opening...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Woman dies when vehicle rolls into waterway on Colorado 145

A 50-year-old Telluride woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning crash in San Miguel County, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The single-vehicle crash...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Paleontology rich area left out of Bears Ears for uranium mining

BLUFF – What was left out of the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah relieved uranium miners, but is upsetting paleontologists. Paleontologist Rob Gay, of Museums of Western...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life