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Fees increase at Mesa Verde

Print this articleEntrance fees to Mesa Verde National Park have increased. The new fees are $20 for a private vehicle (up from $15); $10 per person (up from $7); and $15 per motorcycle (up from $10). The cost of an … Continue reading

Published in February 2017

Women’s March for Unity draws 500 in Cortez

Print this articleAbout 500 people in Cortez joined more than a million people worldwide in the Women’s March for Unity Saturday – a demonstration for civil rights and progressive causes and a protest against Donald Trump’s administration. Braving eight inches … Continue reading

Published in Breaking News

Sage-grouse plan released

Print this articleThe BLM is seeking public comment on the Gunnison Sage-Grouse Rangewide Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The BLM manages about 623,000 acres, or 37 percent, of Gunnison sagegrouse habitat across the range of … Continue reading

Published in December 2016 Tagged

Presidential proclamation inspires a protest

Print this articleIn northern San Juan County, Utah, President Obama is a man who can do nothing right – the worst President ever. So the day after he proclaimed a new national monument encompassing 1.35 million rugged acres in the … Continue reading

Published in January 2017 Tagged

Bears Ears monument announcement draws praise, ire

Print this articleBy Sonja Horoshko and Gail Binkly Both delight and rage greeted President Obama’s designation of the Bears Ears National Monument on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Native American tribes hailed the inclusion of five tribes in management of the monument, … Continue reading

Published in Breaking News

The soul of apple cider

Print this articleIt is said that the soul of cider is grounded in the soil (the French term is terroir). In the Montezuma Valley, the deep roots of the old apple trees are also grounded in the agricultural community. The … Continue reading

Published in November 2016

Citizens march for peace, solidarity

Print this articleSixty people bearing signs such as “Love Wins” and “Stand United” marched a mile along Cortez’s Main Street on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 12, in what was billed as an event to promote unity and healing. Organizer Molly Cooper … Continue reading

Published in November 2016

Local ballot measures easily approved

Print this articleVoters gave resounding approval Tuesday to ballot measures that will allow local entities to initiate the construction of high-speed broadband in the town of Dolores and the unincorporated areas of Montezuma County, the initial step in establishing such … Continue reading

Published in Breaking News

Biggest vote ever

Print this articleMontezuma County’s largest vote ever in a presidential election was still being tallied at the clerk’s office late Tuesday. Voters who were in line to vote by 7 p.m. were still waiting their turns at 8 p.m. More … Continue reading

Published in Breaking News

Roy Lane honored with award

Print this articleGetting a citation in Cortez doesn’t usually involve the entire police force, but this wasn’t a speeding ticket or any other routine matter. It was, in fact, recognition for a job well done. Witnessed by dozens of uniformed … Continue reading

Published in July 2016