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Lightning strike causes fire near Ute Mountain

Tribal firefighters said a lightning strike Wednesday night likely caused an 8-acre wildfire near Ute Mountain on Thursday. John Trocheck, public safety officer for the Towaoc Fire Department, said...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Suspect arrested in Cortez homicide investigation

A suspect is in custody after a homicide was reported near Cortez Thursday morning. The suspect was arrested on North Sligo Street by Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin and two Cortez police...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sporting goods store holds grand opening for Cortez location

Many Montezuma County hunting enthusiasts turned out Saturday for the grand opening of the new Goods for the Woods store in Cortez. The family-owned sporting goods store has been open in Durango...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mancos businesses apply for federal emergency loans

Businesses affected by the Western Excelsior mill fire in Mancos have just two weeks left to apply for federal assistance. Montezuma County Emergency Manager Paul Hollar gave a presentation on...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mancos motorcycle mechanic seeks to pass on the wrench

Mancos resident Harry Hill likes to work with his hands. For him, that has meant different things over the years. He’s worked as a furniture builder, a massage therapist and a sculptor, among other...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Former Bayfield man dies in camper explosion

A former Bayfield resident died Monday after a propane explosion in his camper in Zeeland, North Dakota. Bert Jerry Monger, Jr. died later in the hospital of burn and injuries suffered during the...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Cortez tanning salon slowly gains ground

When Donna Small took over the former Countryside Tan salon on East Main Street in January, she hoped it would become something like a tropical escape for her clients. The lifelong Montezuma County...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Fires flare up in Montezuma, Dolores counties

Dry lightning on Sunday likely started three wildfires in Montezuma County and Dolores counties, according to county and federal officials. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said a blaze north...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango preschool to undergo radon mitigation

Radon mitigation at the Roberta Shirley Center is scheduled for August to reduce levels of the colorless, odorless gas. The level of radon does not require mitigation, but the administration is...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Mexican restaurant opens in Cortez

Experienced restaurateur Dionicio Espinoza wants his new business on South Broadway to feel like a little piece of Mexico. Mi Mexico, which opened June 9, is decorated in bright colors with...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cortez council OKs letter supporting unchanged Canyons monument

CORTEZ – The Cortez City Council voted this week to send a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior asking that no changes be made to the national monument designation of Canyons of the...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Ska Brewing is ninth largest craft brewery in Mountain West

According to a new report from the Brewers Association, Durango’s Ska Brewing ranked as the ninth largest craft brewery in an eight-state Mountain West region. The report, included in the May/June...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News