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Lawsuit against county’s road decision is dismissed

A lawsuit filed by a West Summit Lake resident against Montezuma County has been dismissed by the District Court for lack of legal standing. In September, county commissioners changed the road...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Unlimited Learning Center graduates class of nursing assistants

The Unlimited Learning Center in Cortez graduated another class of certified nursing assistants last month. The Center offers career-path training, coursework and certification for medical jobs,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kevin Wade Folsom charged with first-degree murder

Multiple criminal charges were filed Thursday against Kevin Wade Folsom in the shooting death of James Box Jr., whose body was found in the San Juan National Forest east of Dolores. In Montezuma...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power to Polls march scheduled for Saturday in Cortez

Montezuma Alliance for Unity will host a rally and march Saturday to raise awareness of women’s rights and the importance of voting. The rally begins at 10 a.m. with speeches at the flag pole area...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gates on Road 41 in Weber Canyon will remain open

For years, there have been three unlocked gates across Road 41 in Weber Canyon south of Mancos. But Monteuzma County has ruled the gates are not authorized because they cross a public road. At the...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best-selling outdoors author will speak in Dolores

On Jan. 19, best-selling author Kevin Fedarko will share his experiences hiking 800 miles through the Grand Canyon during the River Permit Party, sponsored by the Dolores River Boating Advocates ....

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico gets new bus service to Telluride

New bus service from Rico to Telluride is expected to begin this month, reports Rico Town Manager Kari Distefano. The round-trip shuttle will run Monday through Friday, leaving Rico at 6:50 a.m. in...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Water projects for Rico, Sambrito Wetlands recommended for funding

The Southwest Basin Roundtable recommended for approval $194,000 worth of grants toward regional 2018 water projects during a meeting Wednesday in Cortez. The Roundtable also recommended the...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver eludes officers in stretch from Cortez to Shiprock

A vehicle traveling more than 100 mph blasted through Cortez, Towoac and Shiprock on Sunday afternoon, according to local law enforcement. No crashes or injuries were reported, but drivers reported...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Local fire department to build training tower

The Lewis-Arriola Volunteer Fire Department is building a training tower at their main station at Road S. The three-story structure allows firefighters to train in three specialized burn rooms...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McAfee announces campaign for Montezuma County commission

Democrat Mary Beth “MB” McAfee, of Lewis, has been a fixture at Montezuma County commissioner meetings the past several years. The experience has motivated her to run for the District 1...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catlin brings ‘momentum’ to House 58 seat

Republican Marc Catlin is running to keep his 58th District House of Representative seat in the Colorado Legislature. The district includes Montezuma, Dolores, San Miguel and Montrose counties....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News