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‘Jungle Book’ to be performed by Dolores Theater Troupe

Live, in-person theater is returning to Dolores Schools after being canceled all of 2020 because of the pandemic. On May 7 and 8, the Dolores Theater Troupe will perform an adaptation of “The...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dogs rescued from mesa cliff on Ute Mountain Ute reservation

Two dogs stranded on a mesa cliff southeast of Towaoc were recently rescued by a Montezuma County Search and Rescue team during a nighttime mission. After receiving permission from the Ute Mountain...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-speed chase in New Mexico leads to couple’s arrest

A dramatic high-speed chase of a suspect from Farmington to Shiprock, New Mexico, on March 19 involved multiple law enforcement agencies and ended in two arrests. According to New Mexico State...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Southwest Health hires interim CEO

Southwest Health System has hired a new interim CEO to replace Tony Sudduth, who resigned April 16. Jeanette Filpi was appointed April 26 to serve as interim CEO while a search continues for...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local group looks to start up pellet mill in Montezuma County

A resurgence in the timber industry in Montezuma County has opened up opportunity for new spinoff businesses and has raised awareness of fire safety practices for sawmill waste products. There are...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM reviews proposed Gypsum Valley grazing, sage grouse project

The Tres Rios Office of the Bureau of Land Management will host an informational field trip May 18 on two proposed projects. BLM wildlife and range conservation officials will lead tours of the Dry...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp company asks Montezuma County to lift ban on commercial marijuana farms

A hemp grower has requested that Montezuma County commissioners lift the ban on commercial marijuana operations in the unincorporated parts of the county. Green Lynx Farms near Mancos hopes to...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New mural reminds community to protect children

A new mural in Cortez will symbolize the importance of protecting and supporting children in the community. The mural is being created by the Child Abuse Prevention Society, composed of local high...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senior centers resume indoor dining, socializing

Seniors can get together again for midday meals at Montezuma County senior centers in Cortez, Mancos and Dolores. The dining halls were closed for up to a year because of the pandemic, and meals...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores museum restores narrow-gauge freight cars

Before the Galloping Goose No. 5 rail car carried passengers and mail to and from Dolores in the 1930s and 40s, freight trains and steam locomotives dominated the historic railroad town. Showcasing...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jennifer Marie Folsom sentenced to one year of probation

Jennifer Marie Folsom, the wife of a man killed on Haycamp Mesa in January 2018, was sentenced Thursday to one year of supervised probation for felony possession of a weapon by a previous offender....

DATE: April 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County employee named Colorado’s Emergency Manager of the Year

Colorado’s 2020 Emergency Manager of the Year award went to Jim Spratlen, who serves as Montezuma County’s emergency manager. Spratlen was hired in March 2020 to coordinate the county response to...

DATE: April 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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