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CDOT names regional transportation director

The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that Julie Constan has been named as the new regional transportation director for southwest and south-central Colorado. According to a news...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT to begin road projects in Cortez, Dolores and Rico

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin pavement surface improvements of several stretches of highways in Cortez, Dolores and Rico. Crews will mobilize next week. The project will also...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Festival canceled again because of pandemic

The Dolores River Festival has been canceled again because of COVID-19 restrictions, but there will be live music, drive-in movies and dancing in the streets this summer and fall in Dolores. State...

DATE: March 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Montezuma County sheriff officer charged in fatal shootout

A former Montezuma County sheriff sergeant faces felony gun charges after firing at a suspect in a fatal car chase and shootout in McElmo Canyon in 2018. In September, the 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: March 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores considers stipends for board members

The Dolores Town Board is considering increasing board meetings to two per month and paying a monthly stipend to future board members, planning and zoning commission and parks committee. Having two...

DATE: March 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Advocates seek help for 30 people evicted from Cortez motel

Thirty people from 15 families were forced to move out of the American Holiday Mesa Verde Inn in Cortez this month to allow for repairs and renovations, according to housing advocates and hotel...

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storms continue to trickle through Four Corners

A low-pressure system spinning off from the northern jet stream may bring some much needed moisture to Southwest Colorado this week. Cortez woke up to light rain Monday morning, a preview of a...

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo races to be held virtually

Upcoming Navajo Nation running and mountain bike races are being held virtually again this year because of the pandemic, officials said. But organizers hope as more of the reservation becomes...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native American tribes deliver vaccines to broader community

As sovereign nations, Native American tribes can distribute COVID-19 vaccine supplies to a wider demographic than the state process can. As a result, the Ute Mountain Ute and Navajo tribes recently...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

DA offers plea deal in Cortez stabbing case

A man who faces multiple criminal charges including allegedly stabbing his girlfriend, abusing a child and stealing his former wife’s car is considering a plea bargain offered by the 22nd Judicial...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute tribe offers free COVID vaccinations today

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is offering free COVID-19 vaccinations today in Towaoc to anyone age 18 and over. A vaccination clinic is at the Ute Mountain Casino Bingo Hall, 3 Weeminuche Drive, and...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County drops to coronavirus Level Blue

Montezuma County officials announced Wednesday that based on a reduction in COVID cases, the county has decided on its own to drop to the less restrictive Level Blue “caution” category on the...

DATE: March 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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