New mural reminds community to protect children

A new mural in Cortez will symbolize the importance of protecting and supporting children in the community. The mural is being created by the Child Abuse Prevention Society, composed of local high...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grace Hatfield signs to play basketball at Hastings College

From the time that she was in third grade until the time that she played her final game as a member of the Dove Creek High School girls basketball team earlier this year, Grace Hatfield stood out...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will opponents to gray wolf reintroduction largely end up paying for program?

When Colorado voters in November narrowly passed a ballot initiative to reintroduce gray wolves in western Colorado, detractors said it was a prime example of the state’s deepening rural-urban...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senior centers resume indoor dining, socializing

Seniors can get together again for midday meals at Montezuma County senior centers in Cortez, Mancos and Dolores. The dining halls were closed for up to a year because of the pandemic, and meals...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado will gain 8th U.S. House seat based on census

DENVER – After booming population growth over the past decade, Colorado will gain an eighth U.S. House seat after the release Monday of new U.S. Census Bureau data. The bulk of the growth occurred...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico schools to implement student COVID-19 testing

FARMINGTON – New Mexico school districts and charter schools implemented COVID-19 testing programs this week to further “enhance safety” during the pandemic. New Mexico Public Education Department...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico announces student vaccination week

FARMINGTON – Students in New Mexico will be given priority for making vaccine appointments during the week of May 3-8, a move that was encouraged by the New Mexico Department of Health. The...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Colorado Democrats will move forward this week with public health insurance options

Democratic state lawmakers aiming to drive down health care costs plan to move forward this week with legislation to potentially create a public health insurance option after about a month of...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes, Fort Lewis College will offer Ute language classes

In an effort to spread Ute language fluency to younger generations, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Fort Lewis College are working on a program to certify more instructors who can teach the Ute...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac finishes 10th in Salt Lake, nails down third place in series

Eli Tomac of Cortez got off to a slow start Saturday in Salt Lake City and finished 10th as the AMA Supercross series wound down to the final race of the season. Tomac entered Rice-Eccles Stadium...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Reasons to hit the road

The last time I cruised along Route 2 in Western Massachusetts, I was a minor strapped in the back seat of my parents’ car, and the road was just asphalt under our tires. When we met again a few...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

A first: Water shortage may be declared in lakes Powell, Mead

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The human-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months, dropping to levels...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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