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Cultural divide: Utes, county leaders wrestle with differences during talks about COVID-19

In one sense, the coronavirus pandemic has brought the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Montezuma County closer together, by prompting more extensive discussions than usual between leaders. But the two entities continue to be divided over a number of issues, … Continue reading

Published in June 2020 Tagged , ,

How are animals faring during the pandemic?

Since COVID-19 has spread across the globe, wild animals have begun showing up, not just in backyards, but in city streets emptied of pedestrians and traffic and on roadways, beaches, mountain trails and waterways suddenly devoid of humans. Many millions … Continue reading

Published in May 2020 Tagged ,

Time to open up? Locals struggle to balance community health with the needs of small businesses in the age of COVID-19

Stuart McLagan Porter was a vigorous 82-year-old living in Montezuma County, Colo., when he contracted COVID-19. He chose to fight the virus outside of the hospital so he wouldn’t be separated from his wife. He died at his home in … Continue reading

Published in May 2020 Tagged ,

Montezuma County drafts reopening plan

The Montezuma County commissioners have put forth a draft plan for gradually reopening county businesses and have scheduled an in-person meeting on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the courthouse to discuss feedback on their plan. They said anyone who attends … Continue reading

Published in May 2020 Tagged ,

We should attack COVID-19 as we would a wildfire

2003 was a terrible wildfire year for the United States. As an incident commander for the federal wildland fire community, I led my team on many assignments across the country, working under the Incident Command System. This proven system is … Continue reading

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Dolores River Festival canceled

The 202 Dolores River Festival, set for June, has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Below is a release: Dear Friends, Patrons, and Supporters of the Dolores River Festival, It is with our deep regret that we must cancel … Continue reading

Published in April 2020 Tagged ,

Montezuma County has one COVID-19 fatality

Montezuma County announced has two new cases of COVID-19 in addition to the one already known. One of those cases resulted in a fatality, according to a press release from the county health department. The announcement was made on Thursday, … Continue reading

Published in April 2020 Tagged ,