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UPDATE: Boggy Draw fire outside Dolores grows

A low-intensity wildfire discovered Tuesday in the Boggy Draw area has grown to 40 acres, and a containment plan has been implemented, according to San Juan National Forest officials. The Draw Fire...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park to host Native American art show

Native American artists from the Four Corners region will visit Mesa Verde National Park on Labor Day weekend for the second annual Mesa Verde Art and Culture Fair. About a dozen painters,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Mesa Verde National Park launches podcast series

A podcast series about the prehistory of ancestral Puebloans in the Four Corners will launch Friday with three introductory episodes, according to a news release from the park. “Mesa Verde Voices”...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health to open health clinic in Dolores

Southwest Health System is opening a health clinic in Dolores. The group purchased the office building at 601 Central Ave., formerly Mountain Stone, said Ken Boucher, chief ambulatory services...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez speak-easy to open in former Pepperhead location

Just a few months after Pepperhead Restaurant closed, two of its former employees are opening their own restaurant in the same spot. Micky and Sandra Colorado are in the final stages of preparing...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Connect 4 goes back to the drawing board on broadband

The Connect 4 Broadband Initiative has a new strategy to move forward with a countywide internet project that has been stalled since early 2016. For more than a year, representatives from the...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Boutique Air prices and flight numbers go up

As Boutique Air approaches its first anniversary serving the Cortez Municipal Airport, its ticket prices are going up – but so is the number of people buying those tickets, airport manager Russ...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Rangers, volunteers confront bear activity in Mesa Verde

Like much of Montezuma County, Mesa Verde National Park has seen more than its share of encounters between bears and humans this summer, and its staff is recruiting volunteers to help. According to...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empty WWII bomb donated to museum after Bayfield woman finds it on property

The Pine River Heritage Museum has received an explosive gift. Well, not really. It’s actually empty. Monica Smith found the World War II-era bomb when she was cleaning up her 17-acre property this...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear sightings in Dolores prompt sheriff patrols

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputies are on the alert for bears in downtown Dolores after residents reported seeing one for two consecutive weeks. Residents said they spotted a bear rummaging...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New medical assistant apprenticeship comes to Montezuma County

The Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center has begun offering a new path for area students to become registered medical assistants. On July 20, the group announced that a medical...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Man allegedly killed mother after dispute with wife

Jeremiah Damron is being held in the Montezuma County jail on $500,000 bail and a warrant for first-degree murder after his mother’s body was found beaten and burned Thursday in his backyard south...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News