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Planning continues for new mesa trail in Dolores

A proposed hiking and biking trail that would connect Dolores with Granath Mesa and the Boggy Draw trail system has gained momentum and has preliminary support from residents, landowners, the Town...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County upholds 3-acre minimum for development

After upholding the 10-acre minimum lot size for the Dolores Valley in a previous meeting, Montezuma County commissioners agreed Tuesday to retain the 3-acre minimum lot size in the county outside...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 cases spike in Montezuma County

Montezuma County has seen a spike in new COVID-19 cases, according to the county Health Department and Southwest Health System. As of Oct. 16, there were 174 total confirmed positive cases, up from...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds propose protection for rare plant in Mesa Verde National Park

A rare legume plant found only at Mesa Verde National Park and on the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park is being considered for federal protection and recovery. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has...

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

Ute Mountain Utes report 100% success rate on census count

U.S. Census Bureau workers and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe were determined to get an accurate count for 2020. “We were undercounted last time, so it was a real focus this year to track everyone...

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

Colorado warns of low-head dam hazards

The Colorado Department of Natural Resources has launched an initiative to increase public safety around low-head dams, which have caused a number of accidents and fatalities on Colorado rivers in...

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

Dolores offers financial aid for businesses

The town of Dolores is offering grants of up to $5,000 to businesses and nonprofits affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dolores Cares Coronavirus Relief Program has $40,000 available...

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

Collision with bicyclist sends Cortez girl to hospital

A female juvenile who was on a bike that collided with a vehicle in Cortez was transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon, according to the Cortez Police Department. The crash...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Landfill ramps up composting program

The Montezuma County Landfill is expanding its composting program and has received a $127,500 grant for a new screener from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The trommel...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates for Montezuma County commissioner share views at forum

The San Juan Basin Farm Bureau hosted a forum Oct. 6 featuring the candidates for the Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners. Republican Joel Stevenson and Unaffiliated Rebecca Samulski are...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wall reelected to Ute Mountain Ute council

Lyndreth Wall was elected to a three-year term on the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council in Friday’s election. Wall won in a landslide, attracting 187 votes, or 54% of the 343 ballots cast, according...

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

Riddle sentenced to 15 years for Mancos murder

Debra Gaylyn Riddle was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison plus five years on parole for the second-degree murder of her common-law husband, David J. Mooney on July 3, 2019. The sentence was...

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

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