Fish kill at McPhee Reservoir alarms anglers

Hundreds of dead fish have washed up on the shores of McPhee Reservoir near Dolores. Fishermen reported the fish die-off Friday morning in the two retainment ponds that border the town. A tour of...

DATE: March 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute petition seeks finance investigation

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members are seeking an investigation into the tribe’s finances and are calling for more government transparency. They are circulating a petition for a referendum that calls...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four States Ag Expo goes back to ‘American Roots’

“American Roots” is the theme of the upcoming Four States Agricultural Expo on March 17-19 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Every year, the event grows, and this year is no different, said...

DATE: March 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Tipton battles ‘regulation overreach’

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton denounced “regulatory overreach” by the federal government on matters of water and public lands in a speech at a Southwest Colorado Livestock Association meeting at the Elks...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma sheriff ups livestock inspections

When ranchers haul livestock in Montezuma County, they may see red and blue flashing in their rearview mirrors. That’s because Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin has begun a campaign to prevent...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez OKs outdoor dining

This spring you could be enjoying dinner and wine outside in downtown Cortez. The Cortez City Council recently approved a local law allowing businesses, nonprofits and others to serve food and...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grants help expand child care in Southwest Colorado

Grants through the Southwest Colorado Early Childhood Collaborative have helped more parents find licensed child care for their infants and toddlers. In the first year, the grants have helped child...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown Cortez adds outdoors gear store

A new outdoor gear store has opened in downtown Cortez. Colorado Love Outdoors sells camping, boating and hiking gear, plus skateboards and blading equipment. Owners Jeff Mobley and Michelle...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil and gas lease sale near McPhee Reservoir withdrawn

The Bureau of Land Management has withdrawn a proposed oil and gas lease sale over concerns that it was too close to McPhee dam, officials say. Parcel 7379 is a 720-acre piece of private land with...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service may close sites in Dolores district

A new San Juan National Forest recreation site analysis proposes some closures and improvements for the Dolores Ranger District. The Forest Service is looking for operators at the Aspen Guard...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Cortez police likely to face lawsuit in Make My Day case

A Denver attorney has confirmed that a civil lawsuit is likely against the Cortez Police Department in connection to a 2014 Make My Day criminal trial. In a 1,154-word letter dated Jan. 12,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes host ranching symposium

Sixty ranchers recently attended a livestock symposium hosted by the Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch Enterprise. Experts from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Ute Mountain Utes, Jicarilla, Navajo and...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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