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Norman Butler and Larry Archibeque win seats on Empire Electric board

Voters chose Norman Butler Jr. and Larry Archibeque to serve four-year terms on the Empire Electric Association board of directors during Thursday’s election. For the District 4 seat, Butler earned...

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

League of Women Voters hosts candidate webinar

The League of Women’s Voters held an online forum Sept. 23 for the two candidates running for the District 3 Montezuma County Commission race seat. Unaffiliated Rebecca Samulski and Republican Joel...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire Electric election is Thursday

The Empire Electric Association annual meeting and board election is Oct. 8, and voter turnout has been better than last year’s election. Three candidates are in the race for the District 4 seat,...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain election is Friday

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe will hold an election on Oct. 9 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center in Towaoc. Tribal members will choose a candidate for one open tribal council seat....

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plane crash near Telluride kills newlyweds

A plane crash Monday east of Telluride killed the pilot and the only passenger, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff. The two victims were newlyweds and have been identified as Costas John...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial stays solvent during pandemic

The financial health of Southwest Memorial Hospital is stable despite setbacks from the coronavirus pandemic, officials report. Southwest Health System received $5.8 million in federal Cares Act...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Team rescues fallen hiker and puppy at Bridal Veil near Telluride

A hiker was injured Saturday after falling 30 feet at Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride while trying to rescue a friend’s puppy, who had also fallen. Technical rope rescues were required for the hiker...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sought in car theft at Keesee Motor Co. in Cortez

The Cortez Police Department is looking for a suspect in a car theft Friday morning at Keesee Motor Co. The man allegedly broke into a building at 111 S. Broadway about 4:55 a.m. and stole the keys...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez driver faces homicide charge, $500k bond after woman dies

A Cortez woman died Tuesday evening on Colorado Highway 145, after falling from the roof of a moving vehicle, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The deceased victim was identified as Amy A....

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bustang commits to expansion in Southwest Colorado

Not everyone has a reliable car. Many people can’t drive because of a health or legal condition, and others simply prefer to let someone else take the wheel, especially in winter. So when the...

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

Commercial driving courses offered for Ute Mountain Ute community

The Ute Mountain Tribe and the Unlimited Learning Center have partnered to offer commercial driving training for tribal members in Towaoc. The five-week course will be offered 10 times in the next...

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

Three land use code changes get green light

Montezuma County Commissioners agreed to change four items on the Montezuma County land use code, but will continue to review three controversial items. For public notice on proposed land use...

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

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