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Cortez volunteers prepare for annual Christmas dinner

A group of local volunteers is preparing for the annual Cortez Christmas dinner. The event has been a Cortez tradition for more than 25 years, and organizer Mitchell Toms said it usually draws...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County activists protest shrinking of monuments

Members of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and other activist groups gathered at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on Saturday to protest the shrinking of another monument. The rally at...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nightingale Luminary Awards seeks nurse nominations

Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center recently announced that nominations are being accepted through Jan. 15 for the eighth annual Nightingale Luminary Awards, which recognizes up to...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boys & Girls Club creates, donates fleece blankets

Members and children from Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County met Project Merry Christmas representatives Thursday at the Durango Mall to donate a heap of handmade fleece blankets to families in...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boutique Air moves toward two-engine planes in Cortez

One year after introducing a line of one-engine aircraft to the Cortez Municipal Airport, Boutique Air has increased its use of two-engine airplanes. When Boutique first started flying out of the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

President Trump to visit Utah on Monday

President Donald Trump will travel to Utah on Monday to lay out his plans to cut the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, according to individuals briefed on the...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Death of cyclist in Dolores under investigation

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Mancos cyclist who apparently crashed his mountain bike in Dolores on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency personnel were called to the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Indian restaurant opens on Cortez Main Street

A new Indian restaurant has opened on Main Street in Cortez. Mirch Masala held its grand opening on Nov. 10 after moving into the space formerly occupied by Nero’s Italian Restaurant. The manager,...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Residents urged to take precautions during rutting season

Rutting season for deer in Colorado is at its peak, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents to be cautious and avoid conflict. Bucks are territorial and loaded with testosterone while...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango soccer survives scare against Mitchell, advances to second round of playoffs

It was a little too close for comfort, but the ninth-ranked Durango High School boys soccer team advanced to the second round of the Colorado High School Activities Association’s 4A boys soccer...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

National Park Service survey finds widespread harassment

Nearly 40 percent of National Park Service employees experienced some form of harassment over a 12-month period, according to long-awaited survey results released by the agency. The survey assessed...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three-car crash shuts down Broadway near Cortez

A three-vehicle collision Friday afternoon resulted in multiple injuries and shut down U.S. Highway 491 near County Road N. Cortez and Lewis-Arriola firefighters, Colorado State Patrol troopers and...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News