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Montezuma County Health Department vaccinates 300 so far

Montezuma County continues to administer COVID-19 vaccines and is steadily working its way down the Phase 1 distribution list established by the Colorado Department of Public Health, said county...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Bridge Shelter adjusts for pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has compounded the problems of homelessness, but Cortez was more prepared for the layer of crisis thanks to the newly built Bridge Emergency Shelter. On the ground floor,...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Christmas Bird Count posts record numbers

Record bird sightings and two newly documented species were spotted during the 2020 Cortez Christmas Bird Count Dec. 26, according to final results. “We had a great turnout this year, and a lot of...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

John Porter leaves a legacy of water storage, McPhee Reservoir in Southwest Colorado

Legendary water manager John Porter, who died this week in Cortez, leaves a legacy as the champion of McPhee Reservoir who laid an enduring foundation for water storage and agriculture in Montezuma...

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

Stolen car found engulfed in flames south of Cortez

Fire crews and law enforcement responded to a mysterious car fire in the 1700 block of Road G about 2:45 p.m. New Year’s Day. Nobody was found in the 2016 Honda Accent, which was engulfed in flames...

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

Paradox Valley salt injection well could shut down

The Dolores and Colorado rivers could face lower water quality according to a recent decision by the Bureau of Reclamation that could cause the closure of the Paradox Valley Salinity Control...

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

No new outbreaks for Montezuma, Dolores counties

There were no new coronavirus outbreaks reported this week for Montezuma and Dolores counties, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. And two businesses — Alpacka Rafts of...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores drafts regulations for short-term vacation rentals

The town of Dolores is drafting proposed regulations for short-term vacation rentals in residences. Vacation rentals offer guest accommodations in a home or a portion of a home for less than 30...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation sees uncontrolled COVID-19 spread in 68 communities

The Navajo Department of Health has identified 68 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from Dec. 11 to Dec. 24, according to a news release. The communities include Shiprock, Aneth,...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traditional meal handed out on Christmas day

Hope’s Kitchen handed out traditional holiday meals on Christmas Day in Cortez. The soup kitchen is part of First United Methodist Church, and its staff and volunteers regularly provide free meals...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez School District hires new finance director

The Re-1 Montezuma-Cortez School District reports it has hired Kyle Archibeque to serve as the new finance director. He replaces Melissa Brunner, who ran the department for 18 years. Archibeque...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Telluride area faces avalanche threat

Avalanche danger continues to be considerable in the high country. On Dec. 20 a large, naturally triggered avalanche occurred in the Bear Creek area of Telluride, which ran all the way into the...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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