Before Powell: Did Indigenous people run the Grand Canyon?

Throughout the history of the West, it’s commonly accepted that the grizzled, one-armed Civil War major and geologist John Wesley Powell was the first to journey by river into the treacherous and...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sens. Bennet, Romney reintroduce wildfire cleanup bill

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Mitt Romney reintroduced a bill this week that would aid in wildfire cleanup. If passed, the bill would direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take measures to...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sees uptick in COVID-19 cases

Like many other parts of the country, Montezuma County has experienced an uptick in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks. According to data from the Montezuma County Public Health Department,...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS volleyball team stays undefeated with win over Durango

For anyone was wondering just how big an April 15 matchup between the Montezuma-Cortez High School and Durango High School volleyball teams was, the large contingency of fans packed into the...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Abandoned M&M truck stop in Cortez is demolished

Demolition has been completed for the old M&M Truck stop south of Cortez to make room for a new Love’s Travel Stop. Envirotech Inc., of Farmington, was contracted by Love’s to knock down and remove...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area law enforcement officials talk funding, police reform with Boebert

In a meeting with law enforcement officials from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert “was inquisitive to know what challenges law enforcement is facing in the Four...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storm expected to bring snow, rain to Cortez area

A spring storm is expected to dump 5 to 10 inches of snow in the high country of Southwest Colorado this weekend. A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday above...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers reject effort to require ski areas to report injuries

Colorado state lawmakers on Thursday killed a bill that would have required ski areas to publish ski injury statistics and safety plans. The Colorado Senate’s Agriculture and Natural Resources...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango filmmaker behind Chevel Shepherd’s latest videos

If you’re watching country music singer and “Voice” winner Chevel Shepherd’s latest videos and you think you see a bunch of familiar-looking landmarks and people, you’d be right. Durango filmmaker...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer music parties make their return

In March, when the Pagosa Folk N’ Bluegrass Festival, scheduled for the beginning of June, was canceled because of public health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, KSUT Festival...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian hit by truck while crossing E. Main Street in Cortez

A man was hit by a truck while crossing E. Main Street this week in Cortez. The man was taken to Southwest Memorial Hospital and released with minor injuries, said Assistant Cortez Police Chief...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced to 15 years for killing aunt

FARMINGTON – A Shiprock man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the second-degree murder of his aunt. Tavor Tom, 20, pleaded guilty Nov. 24, 2020, according to a news release issued by the...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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