Emily Hayes

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Tiny heart pump is a lifesaver

Mercy Regional Medical Center started using the Impella heart pump, billed as the world’s smallest heart pump, on patients experiencing cardiogenic shock, or heart failure, in July. Within the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos officials: County development plan could strain land and water

When Perry Lewis left Mancos in 1985, the population was about 850 people. By 2010, that number grew to 1,300 people, and the U.S. Census now estimates Mancos’ population has grown to 1,400. The...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores School Board delays plan to move schools

The Dolores School Board has postponed seeking grant funding from the Colorado Department of Education to move the K-12 school campus to a new location. “We’re pausing this whole project,” said...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Municipal Airport to install solar panels

The Cortez Municipal Airport will install solar panels on its roof this year to help reduce the cost of its energy consumption. The city of Cortez approved an installation contract Tuesday evening...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos student researches high twin rates in cattle

Lilly Figueroa is a sophomore at Mancos High School, and at 16, she is also researching the molecular biology behind high twin rates in the cattle she raises with her family. Of the 35 cows...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Stand Down aims to help homeless and at-risk veterans

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and the Montezuma County Veteran Services office will hold a free and open Stand Down event for veterans and their families on Saturday, Sept. 19, in...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial Hospital getting medical helicopter service

Southwest Health System Inc., which owns Southwest Memorial Hospital, has partnered with Classic Air Medical to create a medical transport air base in Cortez. A flight team based at Southwest...

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

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe student gives powerful argument for school on reservation

A Fort Lewis College student from Towaoc gave a heartfelt explanation of the need for a charter school on the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe reservation during a virtual community meeting with tribal...

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

Cortez City Council to appoint member to replace Betts

The Cortez City Council is seeking a new member to fill a recent vacancy until the next municipal election in April 2022. Councilor Sue Betts died Aug. 13 after serving her city for two years on...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez takes hydroelectric plant off electricity grid temporarily

The city of Cortez took its hydroelectric plant off the electricity grid Tuesday as it waits for a contract renewal with the Empire Electric Association to be ratified by the Federal Energy...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos schools go remote after positive COVID-19 test

One week into the school year, the Mancos School District on Monday switched to mandatory online learning until Sept. 8 after a middle school student tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent...

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

Sales tax revenue up in Mancos despite COVID

Sales tax revenue in Mancos has increased more than 12% this year, boosted by a new law, online shopping and marijuana. Before COVID-19 became an everyday obstacle for local governments, sales tax...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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