School supply drive shows economic impact of virus in Montezuma County

This is the fourth year that the Montelores Early Childhood Council is coordinating a school supplies donations drive. But this year is different. The organization is asking that parents apply...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes may earmark CARES Act money for household water

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is considering using CARES Act funding to improve basic utility services for tribal residences, according to a tribal council member. But a tribal member who has lived...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bustang Outrider resumes round-trip route from Durango to Grand Junction

Bustang Outrider’s round-trip bus service from Durango to Grand Junction has resumed with COVID-19 prevention measures. To ensure social distancing, capacity has been reduced by 50%, or 16 maximum...

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

Friends of Cedar Mesa awarded $300,000 to protect Bears Ears

Friends of Cedar Mesa has been awarded $300,000 from the World Monuments Fund to help protect the most at-risk archaeology sites in the Bears Ears area of southeast Utah. The contribution is part...

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

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy charged with domestic violence

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy Donnie Mack Brown has been arrested and charged with domestic violence and harassment, according to the Cortez Police Department and 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez receives over $63,000 in insurance in embezzlement case

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday signed off on its insurance company’s offer of $63,000 to cover the amount that is believed to have been embezzled by the city’s former finance director. “That’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County officials clash over mask mandate

Montezuma County commissioners have defied Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ COVID-19 prevention orders, and one suggested the local health department could face firings and a reduced budget if it...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal seam fire near Dolores extinguished; second one discovered

A coal seam fire discovered in October north of Dolores has been extinguished, but another one along a steep ledge was discovered a few miles west, according to the San Juan National Forest. The...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet hears Rosa’s sanctuary story

MANCOS – On Monday, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet met with Rosa Sabido, a Cortez resident from Mexico who has been living in sanctuary at the Mancos United Methodist Church since June 2017. “I told him...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opposition to imported Estonian uranium grows in Four Corners

San Juan County, Utah, and the Navajo Nation have joined other groups to oppose a proposal by the White Mesa Mill in Blanding to accept radioactive material from Estonia. Mill owner Energy Fuels...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez Congressman to exit Washington stage

In 2010, Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton embarked from the small city of Cortez on a mission to pass legislation and inform Washington lawmakers about priorities and values of rural Colorado. It...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez adds to inventory of historical buildings, homes

The city of Cortez’s sixth inventory of historic properties identified more than a dozen buildings of historical importance – including the Cortez Post Office and three homes relocated from the old...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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