Category Archives: Breaking News

Durango police seek armed robber

Print this articleOn October 29, at about 9:54 p.m. a male subject in his early 20 with red hair robbed the Subway at 1145 South Camino Del Rio at gunpoint, according to a press release from Durango police. The male … Continue reading

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County fires landfill manager

Print this articleBy Gail Binkly and David Long Saying they want to move in another direction, the Montezuma County commissioners fired their long-time landfill manager, Deb Barton, on Monday. The decision came following a discussion with Barton over issues such … Continue reading

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Kinder Morgan sues county over requirement

Print this articleBy David Long Carbon-dioxide giant Kinder Morgan is suing Montezuma County over what it alleges are illegal and unreasonable requirements in regard to its booming development northwest of Cortez. The Texas-based company, which is currently spending billions of … Continue reading

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Another rabid bat found at Grand Canyon

Print this article  A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies, according to a release from the park. Earlier this summer, two other bats were found that … Continue reading

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Lyman, four others charged in illegal ATV ride

Print this articleFive men, including San Juan County, Utah, Commissioner Phil Lyman, have been charged with misdemeanors for their participation in an illegal ATV ride through Recapture Canyon near Blanding on May 10. The others charged were Monte Jerome Wells, … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit won’t rehear Salt Creek Case

Print this articleThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit will not rehear a case involving San Juan County, Utah, and Salt Creek in Canyonlands National Park. On Sept. 8, the court rejected a petition from the county and … Continue reading

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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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