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Regional butterfly will be considered for protection

On Jan. 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will evaluate three rare insects for protection under the Endangered Species Act: the Great Basin silverspot butterfly, narrow-foot...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hains’ fiber artwork on display in Artisans of Mancos window

Nancy Hains’ fiber artwork will be on display at the Artisans of Mancos’ window display through January. Born in Buffalo, New York, Hains headed to California, where she owned a picture-framing...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

BLM schedules master lease plan meetings in Montezuma County

The BLM’s Tres Rios Field Office has scheduled four public meetings to consider the need for a master leasing plan in an area of interest that encompasses portions of eastern Montezuma and western...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winning tickets in $1.6B lottery sold in 3 states

California lottery officials reported on Wednesday night that a winning Powerball ticket was sold in Chino Hills Parkway. Two other winners, in Florida and Tennessee, were also reported.The...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gun and outdoor show scheduled for May

Steve Blackwell’s Ultimate Outdoor and Gun Show will take place May 13-15 at the Montezuma County fairgrounds. Dubbed “the largest show of its kind in the Four Corners” the event features a diverse...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Memorial Hospital a leader in antibiotic stewardship

A Southwest Memorial Hospital pharmacist is part of a national group setting the standard for antibiotic stewardship in hospitals. Marc J. Meyer, a registered pharmacist, is collaborating with the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez ranked No. 5 in state for low risk of home burglary

Cortez is listed as one of the safest communities in Colorado when analyzing the chances of falling victim to a household burglary. A consumer news and advocacy organization recently unveiled an...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores library hosts presentation on Everest expedition

As part of the Dolores Public Library’s Winter Tales series, on Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. mountaineer Carolyn Gunn will give a slide show presentation on her 1984 expedition to Mount Everest. The...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City road crews battle icy streets, piles of snow

Sub-zero temperatures and ice have stymied city road crews as they continue cleanup efforts after an “extraordinary storm” dumped almost a foot of snow on the Cortez area since Thursday. “Be...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm may bring 10 inches of snow; Friday classes canceled

The Cortez area remains under a winter storm warning after “an extraordinary storm” caught forecasters off-guard and dumped about 10 inches of snow on the Cortez area by Friday morning. The snow...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feeding big game can be deadly

Feeding big game is illegal in Colorado, and it can be deadly for wildlife. “There’s no doubt that life’s tough for big game during the winter, but feeding these animals can make them sick and kill...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jacob Colcord graduates basic combat training

U.S. Army Pvt. Jacob E. Colcord has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.During the nine weeks of training, Colcord studied the Army mission, history, tradition and...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Milestones

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