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Montezuma County commissioners add workshops to meeting schedule

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners plans to have weekly workshop meetings on Mondays beginning at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public, and no decisions will be made....

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Crash kills three people on U.S. 491 south of Cortez

Three people died Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 491 south of Cortez, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred at mile marker 1, north of the New Mexico...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Archery while on horseback showcased at Ag Expo in Cortez

The Queen family of Durango loves riding horses and the sport of archery. So, a few years ago they decided to combine the two and have embraced the sport of competitive mounted archery. The founded...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag Expo rebounds at Montezuma fairgrounds. Here’s what’s happening

Horse training seminars, rows of farm and ranch equipment, live music, and a wide variety of vendors and events greeted attendees Friday at the Four States Agricultural Expo. The three-day event ...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three seats open on Empire Election Association Board

The Empire Electric Association is looking to appoint a director for District 3 to complete the remaining term of longtime director William Bauer, who passed away March 4. Bauer, 84, served on the...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for shooting

Kelsey Lynn Brown, who was convicted of shooting a firearm at an acquaintance who had given her a ride to Farmington, was sentenced Monday in 22nd Judicial District Court to serve 7.5 years in the...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

BLM plans habitat improvement for Gunnison sage grouse

A plan to improve habitat for the threatened Gunnison sage grouse in San Miguel County has been proposed by the Tres Rios Field office of the Bureau of Land Management. The agency is seeking public...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planners adjust logging project to minimize impacts to trails

San Juan National Forest officials addressed concerns about a logging project’s impact on the recreation in the Boggy Draw area north of Dolores during a community meeting March 10 held on Zoom....

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman’s baby born with COVID-19 antibodies

A Cortez health care worker who received two shots of the coronavirus vaccine while pregnant gave birth to a girl last month with high levels of virus antibodies. Haley Saunders was nine months...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kaleb Barkhurst pleads guilty to reckless driving in Cortez crash

A man involved in a violent crash on Cortez’s Main Street on Sept. 14 has pleaded guilty to two traffic offenses as part of a plea agreement. During a Montezuma County court hearing March 17, Kaleb...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oxley pleads guilty to official misconduct in fatal shootout

In district court Monday, former Montezuma County Sheriff Sgt. Edward Francis Oxley pleaded guilty to first-degree official misconduct as part of a six-month deferred judgment and sentence for his...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Tribe breaks ground on $3.1 million health clinic

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe broke ground Monday on a $3.1 million expansion of its Towaoc health clinic. The new 5,000-square-foot Indian Health Services building will house dental and medical...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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