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Asbestos being removed from retired high school

Abatement of the retired Montezuma-Cortez High School continues, according to a news release dated Dec. 8. According to the release, Colorado Hazard Control is using a dustless method similar to...

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

City of Cortez approves $32 million budget for 2018

During a public hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted to approve a $32.28 million budget for 2018. The budget includes a roughly $1 million increase in spending from the 2017 budget,...

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

National parks cut back on free days

It’s always a pleasant surprise to visit a national park and find out it’s on a free day. But there will be fewer of those surprises, as the National Park System has reduced the number of free days...

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

Dry weather raises fire danger in Southwest Colorado

San Juan National Forest fire officials warn people in Southwest Colorado that continued dry weather conditions have heightened the fire danger in the area. In late November, a man on private...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Local schools respond to Aztec High School shooting

In the aftermath of the school shooting in Aztec, New Mexico, that left two students and the shooter dead, school districts are refocusing on safety. According to the districts, previously...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 52 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper, 11 governors urge Congress to continue CHIP program

Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined a bipartisan group of 12 governors calling on Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is set to expire Jan. 31. About 75,000...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes candidates compete in runoff election

Southern Ute Indian tribal members will select two new council members and a new tribal chairman on Friday during a runoff election. Shane Seibel and Christine Baker-Sage are competing for...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Classes to resume at Aztec High School

AZTEC – Classes will resume next week as Aztec works to recover in the wake of a school shooting last week that left two students and the gunman dead. District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 8 hours 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Artisans of Mancos welcome new three members

The Artisans of Mancos co-op welcomed three new members at a reception on Saturday afternoon. Landscape painter Linda Bonds works in pastels, and Western landscape painter Aileen McAlistar works in...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 22 hours 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Congress considers land for West Fork fire station

Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, along with Rep. Scott Tipton, introduced legislation Tuesday to convey about 4 acres of U.S. Forest Service land to Dolores County for the location of a new...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New thrift shop opens in Dolores

Two former city slickers have opened The 302 Thrift Shop in Dolores. Michael Williams and Melissa Miller moved to the area few years ago from the Cincinnati and Baltimore areas. “We love the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 23 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Town Manager Lana Hancock resigns

Lana Hancock announced Monday that she has resigned as the town manager of Dolores effective Dec. 31. She plans to continue serving as the town clerk and treasurer. “I never intended to be the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News