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China White heroin arrives in Cortez; man arrested

A Cortez man suspected of selling heroin to an undercover agent has been arrested on suspicion of illegal drug distribution, according to the Cortez Police Department. Jeffrey Joe Willett, 62, was...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Internet and phones service disrupted last week

A telecommunications glitch impacted internet and phone service in Cortez and Montezuma and Dolores counties last week. The network — operated by the City of Cortez and Farmers Telephone and...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunfire erupts on highways in San Miguel County

Shots fired from a vehicle has happened twice in 10 days this month in the Telluride area, reports the San Miguel County Sheriff. The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help on the incidents...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health seeks people 70 and older for COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Southwest Health System is seeking people age 70 and older to fill open slots in its COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday. The Feb. 3 clinic has about 100 doses available for people in the age...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Timber harvest considered for north of Dolores

The San Juan National Forest is considering a vegetation management plan that includes logging ponderosa pine forests northeast of Dolores. An environmental assessment will be released in February...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Head-on collision kills Mancos woman on U.S. 160

One person has died and others were taken to a hospital after a fiery head-on collision Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 160 between Cortez and Mancos. A 2017 white Chevy Trax and 2018 Chevy...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canyons of Ancients hires new manager

An experienced national park ranger from Arizona has been hired as the new permanent manager for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Southwest Colorado. Ray O’Neil, of Tucson, has assumed...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County expands historic road map

At the end of 2020, the Montezuma County Commissioners continued their effort to identify and assert historic rights of way across county and federal lands. In response, federal land agencies have...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Snowfall hits lower elevations; new storm tracking our way

A snowstorm was welcomed to the drought-stricken Four Corners today, and more snow is on the way. Moderate snowfall hit the area Monday night and Tuesday morning from Cortez to Monticello, and...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man found dead in camper fire

A man was found dead Saturday after a camper fire south of Cortez, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. The fire was reported at 2:42 p.m. on E. Seventh St., south of the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores passes $2 million budget, reports tax revenue increase

The Dolores Town Board approved a $2.04 million budget for 2021 that funds a variety of services and includes a major solar project, infrastructure upgrades and recreation amenities. The budget is...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

DA offers to dismiss charge in fatal pedestrian crash in Cortez

A Towaoc man who struck and fatally injured a pedestrian while driving in Cortez has been granted a diversion agreement with the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Under the arrangement,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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