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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

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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