Montezuma County hosts human trafficking training

Human trafficking might seem like a far-off issue, but it’s a problem even in the Four Corners region. Its unexpected prevalence close to home was a key message Kara Napolitano from the Laboratory...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Department of Interior exempts electric bikes from motorized category

A new federal policy intends to open access to electric bicycles on traditional biking trails within lands managed by the U.S. Department of Interior, according to a recent order from Interior...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial offers needle disposal service

Southwest Memorial Hospital has implemented a free syringe disposal program. More than 7.8 billion needles are used each year by the 13.5 million people in the U.S who self-inject medications...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI investigates homicide in northeast Arizona

The FBI has responded to a homicide that occurred Sept. 13 at a home in Sweetwater, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. “We are working alongside the Navajo Nation Department of Public safety, Shiprock...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rare American marten sighted in La Sal Mountains

A rare American marten has been documented in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reports. “One of our biologists has made an incredible finding,” the agency...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez’s Bealls will convert to a discount retailer

Stage Stores Inc. , owner of Bealls, plans to convert its store in Cortez to another of its brands, Gordmans, a discount retailer, in the spring. Blakeley Graham, manager of brand publicity for...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

BLM, San Juan National Forest host recreation meetings

The San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management are hosting two public recreation meetings this month, including one about proposed Sage Hen and Rico Trails, and one on regional...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strange balloon over Cortez get residents’ attention

A bird, a plane? A balloon has been drifting over the southwest corner of the state over the past few days. Friday morning, it was still visible from Main Street, but hovering in the northwestern...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez’s Stand Down for veterans assists with military benefits

Montezuma County Veteran Services and VFW Post 5231 will hold a Stand Down for Veterans on Sept. 20 to provide information about benefits and programs. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. advances case against four defendants in Montezuma County pot raid

The U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks to obtain and sell three properties connected to a large marijuana raid last year in Montezuma County and has offered one of the four defendants a plea deal in...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado hits heat records in August, September

The sizzling heat in August and the first part of September has set records in Southwest Colorado, and the lack of moisture has increased the drought status from abnormally dry to moderate. “Due to...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 repaving test sections will be studied

Motorists traveling on the 22-mile stretch of recently repaved road on U.S. Highway 160 from the eastern edge of Cortez to the top of Mancos Hill might have noticed coarse and smooth sections of...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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