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County investigates property south of Cortez

Montezuma County officials and residents expressed concerns about activity on a parcel of private property south of Cortez during Tuesday’s commissioner meeting. A recent drug bust and a fatal...

DATE: March 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County declares March 20 as Cattlemen’s Day

Responding to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ proclamation of MeatOut Day on March 20, the Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution proclaiming it Cattlemen’s Day. “The...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT triggers avalanches on Colorado 145 by remote control

A loud bang reverberates in the Dolores Valley north of Rico, and a white plume erupts from a steep gully high above Colorado Highway 145. In seconds, a wave of snow hits the closed highway, then...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Programs encourage Navajo youths to ride bikes

Youth cycling programs that serve the Navajo Nation were featured during the Navajo Trails and Outdoor Recreation Conference held online Feb. 16-17. In December, Gallup-based Silver Stallion...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wood mill fire subsides; smoldering to continue

The slash pile fire at the Aspen Wall Wood mill south of Dolores has subsided significantly but continues to smolder nearly three months after it began. Smoke from the fire is way down, and is...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews respond to one-car rollover at Totten Lake

A one-car rollover Friday on County Road 29 led to the arrest of the driver by the Colorado State Patrol, according to first responders. Drug or alcohol use was suspected in the crash, said...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man pleads guilty to distribution of heroin

A Cortez man faces up to three years incarceration for distribution of 3.2 grams of heroin. Jeffrey Joe Willett, 62, pleaded guilty to distribution of a controlled substance, a Class 3 drug felony,...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Assistant DA looks to dismiss attempted murder charges against Jennifer Folsom

Charges against Jennifer Marie Folsom for suspicion of attempted second-degree murder of James Lloyd Box Jr. in 2018 will not be pursued because of doubt about her guilt and the results of a...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez narcotics team makes another heroin arrest

A Cortez man was arrested last week at gunpoint on the city’s Main Street and charged with suspected heroin possession and distribution. Christopher Allen Gonzales, 24, initially was arrested on a...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads guilty to menacing woman who crashed on Haycamp Mesa

A Montrose man arrested on suspicion of threatening a woman on Haycamp Mesa and for trespassing has pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain with the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s office....

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outbreaks and COVID cases drop in Montezuma County

Montezuma County did not report new COVID-19 outbreaks this week and more outbreaks have been resolved, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores youth baseball returns

Get ready for the return of Dolores youth baseball. It has been many years since the younger kids played baseball on the fields of Joe Rowell Park. Elementary and middle school students have been...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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