Fallen puppy, hiker rescued at Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride

A hiker was injured Saturday after falling 30 feet at Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride while trying to rescue a friend’s puppy that had also fallen. Blue, a 3-month-old puppy, lost her footing just...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute official steps down amid Facebook disputes

The chairman of the election board for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has stepped down after engaging in contentious exchanges with Towaoc and Cortez-area residents on social media over political...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple receives archaeology award

Have you found pottery shards on your property? Ever wonder if that little hill in your backyard is an ancient ruin? Since 2008, the Hisatsinom Archaeological Survey Program has helped landowners...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez woman dies apparently riding atop car’s roof

A Cortez woman died Tuesday evening on Colorado Highway 145, after falling from the roof of a moving vehicle, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The deceased victim was identified as Amy A....

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mine discharge in Owen Basin not a spill, officials report

A hiker’s report of “orange-colored” water flowing from an abandoned mine into the South Fork of the West Mancos River on Monday triggered an investigation by the Colorado Division of Reclamation...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured man rescued from Wilson Peak near Telluride

A man was rescued last weekend after falling on Wilson Peak and suffering severe injuries, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. The 30-year-old hiker took a “significant” fall on the east...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New county museum undergoes renovations

Remodeling work has begun on the new Montezuma Heritage Museum in Cortez. Kimble Construction and Silver Creek Builders were the successful bidders for the $314,000 project, said Ann Brown, board...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘It’s a fantastic view of it all’; fire tower turns 50

DOLORES – Various birds zip and dive around the Benchmark Lookout fire tower as Rick Freimuth scans the horizon with binoculars for any sign of wildfire smoke. His panoramic view encompasses the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campground’s prize Airstream recovered after theft

A beloved Airstream camper stolen from the Dolores River Campground has been recovered and is back home. The restored 1953 Airstream Flying Cloud decked out in 1950s décor is a popular rental at...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed south of Cortez is identified

A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night south of Cortez has been identified as Elijah “Eli” Cantsee of Towaoc. Cantsee, 19, was in the southbound lane of traffic on South...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Illegal pot farms a persistent problem in Southwest Colorado

Large and small illegal marijuana farms are a persistent problem across the state, including Southwest Colorado, according to a local sheriff and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The CBI has...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed by vehicle south of Cortez

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday evening on U.S. Highway 160/491 just south of Cortez, according to the Montezuma County coroner. Coroner George Deavers said a 19-year-old...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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