Trial date set in large-scale marijuana bust

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Blackburn set an August trial date Monday for four suspects facing felony charges in connection with illegal marijuana cultivation in Montezuma County. Jimmy Dang,...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan donates $250,000 for roads

Kinder Morgan has agreed to pay Montezuma County $250,000 for road repairs on the company’s truck route to the Goodman Point plant. Portions of County Roads U, 20 and S totaling 4.5 miles will...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde to begin horse removal

Herds of wild horses will be removed from Mesa Verde National Park beginning this spring, according to a final decision released in March. The park has 65 to 80 horses, but having them is in...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde Motorsports plans grand opening

A few months after Mesa Verde Motorsports changed hands, the company is having a grand opening in honor of its new ownership. Jason Spruell resigned as marshal of the town of Mancos back in October...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fun Center moving into Shooters’ World space

A business move is set to happen in the next month in Cortez, when the Dolores-based Fun Center moves into the space that has been occupied by Shooters’ World. The move comes as Shooters’ World...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cost estimates for ‘Paths to Mesa Verde’ released

Construction for an 8-mile section of the 17-mile proposed Paths to Mesa Verde Trail between Mancos and Cortez is estimated to cost between $11 million and $13 million, according to a recently...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Larsen hears charges, potential penalties for police chase

A Mancos man accused of 32 criminal charges — including 12 for attempted murder of law enforcement officers — faces a possible life-long jail sentence if convicted on all counts, according to...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial financial recovery is on track

A financial recovery effort at Southwest Memorial Hospital is gaining momentum, officials said during a public forum Wednesday. About 40 residents and hospital staff attended the quarterly joint...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

District Court in Cortez allows Road 41 maintenance

The 22nd Judicial District Court in Cortez has denied a request by a landowner to prevent the Montezuma County road department from maintaining County Road 41 south of Mancos. On March 22, District...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car chase defendant faces 32 charges, including attempted murder

Mancos resident Casey Dee Larsen, who led local law enforcement agencies on a 50-mile, high-speed chase that injured officers, faces 32 criminal charges, including multiple attempted first- and...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM seeks volunteers to build Sand Canyon trail

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking volunteers to help build a new half-mile connector trail at Sand Canyon, part of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. The effort will take place from...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New physical therapy clinic in Cortez

Last year, a new physical therapy clinic arrived in Cortez on North Park Street. Doctors Michael Grajeda and Megan Flesch opened High Desert Physical Therapy in August as a private practice...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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