Southwest Open School graduates 15 seniors

Southwest Open School held its 2018 graduation Wednesday evening in an intimate ceremony honoring students who have received their diplomas despite hardship. Fifteen students graduated from SWOS in...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study estimates potential tax revenue on pot sales in Bayfield

Fort Lewis College students who conducted a study for the town of Bayfield found that sales of retail marijuana in Bayfield could bring in between $100,000 and $200,000 in extra tax revenue, with...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mount Lookout Grange plans annual Mancos Bloom fundraiser

The Mount Lookout Grange will welcome spring to Montezuma County with its annual Mancos Bloom fundraiser on May 20. One of two regular fundraisers for the Grange, the Bloom has become a Mancos...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sheriff suspects arson in series of fires

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of fires suspected to be caused by arson, and it’s seeking the public’s help. Deputies responded to five small fires in the county...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos holds first public input sessions on land use code

Mancos staff and consultants this week held the first of many public input sessions on the town’s upcoming land use code update. Mancos’ land use code, which governs the types of structures that...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata, Montezuma county restaurants finish in Top 10 of USA Today green chile contest

The votes are in for USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice green chile contest, and La Plata and Montezuma county restaurants seem to have tickled readers’ taste buds. Three area restaurants –...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firm that runs Cortez hospital fires top administrator, hires interim CEO

Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corp., announced Monday that Anthony G. Sudduth is the interim CEO for Southwest Health System, effective...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning issued for Montezuma, La Plata counties

A red flag warning is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday for Montezuma and La Plata counties, where weather conditions are ideal for wildland fires, the National Weather Service said Tuesday....

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Market closes for four hours on Wednesday

City Market in Cortez closed unexpectedly Wednesday morning after an equipment failure caused smoke in the building. The store was closed from 5 a.m. to about 9:15 a.m. after employees saw smoke...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolfwood women bring cheerful service to Southeast Asia

Three women from Wolfwood Refuge – Paula Woerner, Darla Lange and Barb LaRue – expanded their rescue efforts this winter to Thailand and Cambodia, where they spent three weeks performing community...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Creative District shakes up leadership

The Mancos Creative District plans to change its leadership this spring by hiring a single director to replace its two current co-directors. Sarah Syverson and Carol Mehesy have shared leadership ...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Manager Shane Hale announces resignation

Cortez City Manager Shane Hale announced Friday he plans to resign from his position this spring. Hale said he has accepted a position as town manager in Windsor, a town near Greeley, after the...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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