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High-speed chase ends in crash near Colorado-New Mexico line

New Mexico State Police were involved Friday in a high-speed car chase of a kidnapping suspect on U.S. Highway 491 that ended when the suspect crashed, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Benefit planned for Lewis-Arriola firefighter with cancer

A benefit dinner and dessert auction for a firefighter with the Lewis-Arriola Volunteer Fire Department who is battling cancer will be held Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm at the Lewis Arriola...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Justice Department reopens cold case murders on Ute Mountain Ute reservation

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking information on two unsolved suspected murders of Native Americans from Towaoc, on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. In a news release March 17, the FBI...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge reduces bond for Cortez man suspected in drug case

A Cortez man facing a charge of alleged felony drug possession with intent to distribute received a reduced bond Thursday in Montezuma County Court. Christopher Allen Gonzales was arrested Feb. 17...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Land Conservancy awarded $355,000 in grants

Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded the Montezuma Land Conservancy two grants totaling $355,029 to elevate Native American perspectives on land conservation, and to start a youth outdoor fellowship...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remodel complete for Montezuma Heritage Museum

Local officials got a tour of the remodeled building that will house the new Montezuma Heritage Museum, which is expected to open this summer. “It has been four years of hard work and is nearly...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores teacher from Sudan releases children’s book

In her newly released children’s book “My Beautiful Colors, A Refugee Story” Dolores high school teacher Nyibol Bior translates her experience as a refugee in the Second Sudanese Civil War into...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe opens COVID-19 vaccine clinic to all

TOWAOC – The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe offered another round of free COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone age 18 and older on March 16. It was the third public vaccine clinic was held at the Ute Mountain...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Out-of-bounds skier rescued from above cliff near Telluride

A man who skied out of bounds in Telluride Sunday afternoon was rescued in the Bear Creek area, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office. He was with a ski instructor and guided group...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fusco gets 8 years for threatening woman on Haycamp Mesa

A Montrose man, John Austin Fusco, who pleaded guilty to menacing a woman and trespass on Haycamp Mesa, was sentenced Thursday to serve eight years in the Department of Corrections. 22nd Judicial...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ride of the Ancients returns to Dolores June 26

The popular Ride of the Ancients cycling event is back, and has been revamped into a gravel-grinder course from Dolores through the San Juan Mountains on June 26. Riders can choose between a...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four State Agricultural Expo comes to Cortez

All things farming and ranching will be featured at the Four States Agricultural Expo March 25-27 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The event in its 39th year has a full slate of vendors, horse...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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