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Navajo-Gallup water project gains pipeline contract

Navajo and Jicarilla-Apache Nation communities in New Mexico are one step closer to receiving domestic and commercial water supplies as part of a $1.13 billion federal construction project. The...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez volunteers prepare for annual Christmas dinner

A group of local volunteers is preparing for the annual Cortez Christmas dinner. The event has been a Cortez tradition for more than 25 years, and organizer Mitchell Toms said it usually draws...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Momentum builds for nonmotorized trail connecting Cortez and Mesa Verde

Planners are still seeking the optimum path of least resistance for a proposed nonmotorized trail linking Cortez, Mesa Verde National Park and Mancos. The Paths to Mesa Verde plan envisions a...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 9 hours 49 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County activists protest shrinking of monuments

Members of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and other activist groups gathered at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on Saturday to protest the shrinking of another monument. The rally at...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry early winter worries McPhee Reservoir managers

Winter is off to a slow start in the Dolores Basin, and it’s becoming a concern for McPhee Reservoir managers. Mountain snowpack is sparse, with more brown ground showing than snowy white. Snotels...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City plans for vote on Cortez Rec Center sales tax

The Cortez Recreation Center hosted an open house on Tuesday to discuss an upcoming ballot issue that could affect its revenue. Cortez plans to put a question on the April 3 ballot asking residents...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Rally at Sand Canyon to support national monument

On Saturday, Montezuma Great Old Broads for Wilderness will host a rally at the Sand Canyon trailhead to support national monuments. Montezuma Broadband leader Pat McClenny said the rally is in...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sixth annual Messiah Sing-in open to public on Dec. 10 in Cortez

The Cortez community will come together for the annual Messiah Sing-in at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Cortez Methodist Church. The program aims to make this famous choral work accessible to everyone during...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Nonprofit hopes to plant community garden in Cortez

The Cortez City Council voted Tuesday to express its support for a nonprofit that wants to build a community grow space in town. Needful Provision, Inc., a nonprofit based in Dolores, is applying...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Boutique Air moves toward two-engine planes in Cortez

One year after introducing a line of one-engine aircraft to the Cortez Municipal Airport, Boutique Air has increased its use of two-engine airplanes. When Boutique first started flying out of the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Desert bighorn management in Dolores River Canyon reviewed

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public comment about a new management plan for desert bighorn sheep in the lower Dolores River Canyon. About 175 desert bighorns inhabit the Dolores River...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bears Ears could be reduced by 1 million acres, documents show

Maps and documents obtained by The Wilderness Society and The Washington Post show that dramatic changes to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments are expected to be announced...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News