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Cortez Cleanup coming April 18

Is it time to clean up your yard, garage or shed? The annual Cortez Cleanup Week is April 18-22, and city workers will pick up curbside trash on the same day and route that your regular trash is...

DATE: April 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barz elected mayor of Mancos; Internet issue passes

Ellen “Queenie” Barz is the new mayor of Mancos.Barz won 169 votes in Tuesday’s election, while her opponent, Will Stone, took 75 votes.Ed Hallam, Matthew Baskin, Craig Benally, Lorraine Becker and...

DATE: April 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheek, Keel easily win council; Miller, Carlson also are in

Karen Sheek, Ty Keel, Tim Miller and Jill Carlson are the winners of the Cortez City Council election. Sheek and Keel, who were both re-elected, took 1,012 and 977 votes, respectively. Miller had...

DATE: April 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News


Suckla elected to BLM grazing advisory board The BLM’s grazing advisory board for Southwest Colorado recently elected new regional board members, including Steve Suckla, of Cortez, who represents...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Native American Olympian Billy Mills to speak at FLC

Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills, who shocked the world when he won the 10K in 1964, will speak at Fort Lewis College on Tuesday, April 5.Mills, an Oglala Lakota Sioux, will meet with FLC students...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory in effect for mountains

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until midnight Wednesday in the northwest and southwest San Juan Mountains, including Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton, Rico and Hesperus. Snow is...

DATE: March 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wonder when your streets will be cleaned?

Street sweepers are starting runs in Cortez, picking up sand and salt from the winter months. In the spring, sweeper operators clean streets around town as needed, focusing on downtown areas and...

DATE: March 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News


Filmmaker joins health tour at Sunflower The League of Women Voters of Colorado is sponsoring a ColoradoCare Western Slope Tour with author, lecturer and filmmaker T.R. Reid. The tour started in...

DATE: March 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Easter egg hunt, services this weekend

The annual Easter egg hunt in Cortez will be held Saturday, March 26 on the west side of City Park, between Montezuma Avenue and Main Street at Park Street.Areas will be marked off for youngsters...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Porchlights guitarist offers free class

Guitarist Billy Kneebone will be giving a free guitar-picking seminar at the Dolores Public Library on March 31 at 6:30 p.m. “I’ll be demonstrating two different finger-picking styles. It’s for...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update on Calico Trail’s status is planned

The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen hosts a presentation by Dolores Ranger District titled, “What’s The Status of the Calico Trail and Why Is It Closed?” on Tuesday, April 5, at the Elks Lodge,...

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

At the Extension

Food safety class to be held in Durango A poor review from the health inspector published in the newspaper can easily cost negative publicity for a food service operation, and the La Plata County...

DATE: March 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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