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Rabid bats found at Grand Canyon

Print this articleAnyone who may have had contact with an oddly behaving bat or a dead bat recently at Grand Canyon National Park is encouraged to contact the park ASAP. On Wednesday, July 16, sometime between 2:30-3 p.m., MST, a bat … Continue reading

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County to reimburse owners of platted TDRs

Print this articleBy Gail Binkly Having nixed the decade-old system of transferable development rights in the Dolores River Valley, Montezuma County now will reimburse those landowners who had paid to have their TDRs platted. On July 7, the commissioners voted … Continue reading

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A summary of options regarding the DRVP

Print this articleThe following summary was prepared by community-services coordinator James Dietrich at the request of the county administrator and presented to the county Planning and Zoning Commission:   BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DOLORES RIVER VALLEY PLAN – TDR AMENDMENT … Continue reading

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Former commissioners comment on DRVP

Print this articleFour former Montezuma County commissioners have sent a letter to the current board regarding the Dolores River Valley Plan. A public hearing to determine whether to alter or throw out one key element of the plan, its density-limiting … Continue reading

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Nowlin, Lambert win big in GOP primary

Print this articleCommission candidate James Lambert bested Jim Candelaria in the Montezuma County Republican primary Tuesday, June 24, while Steve Nowlin scored a major win over incumbent Dennis Spruell in the sheriff’s race. Assessor candidate Scott Davis and coroner candidate George … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon implements fire restrictions

Print this articleIt’s wildfire season, and Grand Canyon National Park is implementing fire restrictions for all areas within the park except the Colorado River corridor. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 13, all wood-burning and charcoal fires, including campfires, … Continue reading

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Recall fails

Print this articleVoters gave an overwhelming stamp of approval to the Cortez City Council, turning thumbs down on a recall effort by a margin of approximately 82 percent to 17 percent. The recall was initiated because of the council’s approval … Continue reading

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