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New Mexican restaurant opens in Cortez

Experienced restaurateur Dionicio Espinoza wants his new business on South Broadway to feel like a little piece of Mexico. Mi Mexico, which opened June 9, is decorated in bright colors with...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Documentary footage on missing Mesa Verde hiker filmed in Cortez

A studio filmed a documentary in Cortez and Mesa Verde National Park this week, to focus on the search and rescue efforts surrounding the disappearance of Mitchell Dale Stehling, 51, in 2013....

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Cortez schools declare critical teacher shortage

Cortez school board members have declared a critical teacher and bus driver shortage. Assistant Superintendent Dan Porter said 31 district staff members have resigned since the end of the school...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Cortez restaurant Pepperhead plans to close July 7

Pepperhead Restaurant in Cortez will close July 7, more than a month earlier than owners Tess Montaño-Forth and Pete Montaño originally planned. After eight years, Pete Montaño is retiring from the...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Blanding, Ute Mountain Ute tribe debate merits, dangers of uranium mill

A lively public hearing about a license renewal for the controversial White Mesa uranium mill drew supporters and detractors June 15 on the University of Utah campus. Thirty-three speakers from a...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Montezuma County wins Kinder Morgan tax case

CORTEZ – The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Montezuma County in a long-running tax case against Kinder Morgan. The final decision opens the door for the county to collect...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Cortez man convicted of menacing, endangerment

CORTEZ – A Cortez man was found guilty Thursday of menacing and reckless endangerment charges in Montezuma District Court. Ruben Duran, 33, was on trial before District Court Judge Douglas Walker...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Cortez council OKs letter supporting unchanged Canyons monument

CORTEZ – The Cortez City Council voted this week to send a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior asking that no changes be made to the national monument designation of Canyons of the...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Wild horses ready to become sheriff’s patrol horses

After months of training, the first three horses in the new Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office mounted patrol program are adjusting to their new home. On Wednesday, representatives from the Colorado...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Water managers release drought plan for McPhee Reservoir

Frequent dry spells have motivated McPhee Reservoir managers to create a draft drought contingency plan, and they have extended the public comment period. Since 2000, drought conditions left the...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Military surplus store opens in Cortez

When one Four Corners military surplus store closed this year, the Borgen family saw it as an opportunity to start a new one. Christine, Roger and Brandi Borgen bought most of the inventory of...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Great Old Broads start Montezuma County chapter

The environmental activist group Great Old Broads for Wilderness has started a new chapter in Montezuma County. The national organization, based in Durango, has 36 chapters – mostly in the Western...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life