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Coronavirus vaccine arrives at Cortez hospital

The first doses of vaccine to protect local frontline health workers in Montezuma County from COVID-19 arrived Wednesday at Southwest Memorial Hospital. The Cortez hospital received an initial...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Multiple vehicles crash on icy roads in Cortez area

Drivers crashing off snowpacked and icy roads have kept emergency responders and law enforcement busy. On the evening of Dec. 12, a car traveling northbound on U.S. 491 in Cortez lost control in a...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Fire threatened entire Dolores sawmill, owner says

A fire in massive slash piles behind the Aspen Wall Wood sawmill in Dolores has been 100% contained, but county emergency officials estimated that it could burn for days – and up to a year if it...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local youth programs awarded $2.25 million grant

Area youths will continue to benefit from outdoor education activities, thanks to a $2.25 million Great Outdoors Colorado grant was awarded this month to the Montezuma Land Conservancy and...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County installs EV charging station

Montezuma County has installed an electric vehicle charger at the county annex parking lot, 117 N. Chestnut St. The public station can charge up two vehicles at a time, and accepts a credit card...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit filed to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Two environmental groups have sued federal land and wildlife agencies claiming they have failed to protect the Gunnison sage grouse from harmful livestock grazing in the Gunnison Basin. The lawsuit...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County to stay at Level Orange, for now

Montezuma County will remain at Level Orange on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 Dial. The county’s increasing rate of positive cases qualifies for the more...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemic cancels sit-down Community Christmas Dinner

The traditional sit-down Community Christmas Dinner in Cortez has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but hot meals will be available. Hope’s Kitchen of the First United Methodist...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crashes, slick road conditions close Road G temporarily

Two vehicles crashed, and another slid off County Road G Thursday evening in snowy conditions. The crashes and slick conditions caused Road G west of Road 21 to be closed about 5:30 p.m. until a...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis-Arriola Elementary gets guardrail, seeks reduced speeds on U.S. 491

A 300-foot guardrail has been installed at the Lewis-Arriola Elementary school to protect it from vehicles on adjacent U.S. Highway 491. The safety measure was prompted after a Feb. 14 crash at the...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parade of Lights brightens Cortez during season of a Grinch

A slice of tradition brings out the community for a much-needed dose of normalcy in a year that has been anything but normal. The 31st annual Parade of Lights, organized by the Four Corners Board...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores lights up town for holidays

Dolores is shining bright for the holiday season, with a decorated town and events planned. The giant spruce tree and Galloping Goose rail car are lit up in front of town hall, festive wreaths line...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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