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La Plata County weighs cost-cutting options

To save pennies as revenue streams take a nosedive, La Plata County officials are considering a possible reduction of cellphone stipends and county-provided phones for employees. The proposal is...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Researchers flock to Lower Dolores in high-water year

An army of biologists and environmentalists is descending on the Lower Dolores River to study the ecological benefits of a rare high-volume release from McPhee Dam.Biologists with Colorado Parks...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Willowtail Springs gives artists solitude, inspiration in Mancos

When Peggy and Lee Cloy started an artist residency program at Willowtail Springs four years ago, they couldn’t get much traction or interest in the program. Now, artists line up at their door to...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mancos Destination Imagination project benefits charity

The Mancos Middle School Destination Imagination team is headed to state finals in Denver next month. Teams of up to seven students solve a critical-thinking challenge before judges as part of...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Whitewater boating season begins on Dolores River

The whitewater boating season has begun on the Dolores River. Flows on the upper Dolores River above McPhee Reservoir were at 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as of Sunday. Below McPhee Dam, a...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mancos Days festival will honor service members

Mancos residents will salute military service members with this year’s Mancos Days festival, which features the theme “Honoring Those Who Serve.” The Mancos Colorado Days Association has taken over...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez fire destroys automotive-granite business

A fire destroyed a granite counter and automotive business south of Cortez on Saturday morning, Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said. The fire started about 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the Top Notch Marble...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Victims, driver ID’d in Saturday’s fatal crash on Main Avenue

A resident of Italy, Marco Ricchi, 46, and a Fort Lewis College student, Allen Duke, 23, were identified as the men who died from injuries suffered Saturday when they were hit by an SUV while...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez officials dedicate new city hall

Mayor Karen Sheek and several other members of the Cortez municipal government officially dedicated the new City Hall in a public ceremony on Friday. Although the building had been in use for about...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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One pedestrian dead, one injured on Main Avenue

One pedestrian was killed and another was taken to the hospital Saturday after being hit on Main Avenue near 21st Street.A driver in a white Chevrolet Suburban with a Texas license plate was...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez Parks Department approves tobacco-free policy

After reviewing the results of a two-month public survey, the Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry advisory board voted Friday to bring a tobacco-free policy before the city council. In January,...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Man confesses in Phoenix to 1996 Cortez murder

More than 20 years after 37-year-old Milton Lee was found dead in a pool of blood at Cortez City Park, a man has confessed to his murder, according to an affidavit. Sergio Tito Rivera, 38, admitted...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news