Tag Archives: COVID-19

Masks prompt clash between county, DA

Print this articleAs the United States continues to lose the war against COVID-19, with more than a thousand people dying from it daily at the end of July, a war of a different sort is also going on – between … Continue reading

Published in August 2020 Tagged

Life during wartime: The coronavirus pandemic is causing increases in anxiety, anger and crime

Print this article“I’m so sad – I just cry and cry.” “In the past five days, four different people went off on me – all angry and yelling at me and I’m not even sure what I said to make … Continue reading

Published in August 2020 Tagged

To mask up or not: The uncivil question dividing the U.S.

Print this articleAmericans are bitterly divided over climate change, Donald Trump, and race. But the issue that may be causing the angriest debate at the moment is an odd one: masks. Or, more specifically, facial coverings designed to slow the … Continue reading

Published in June 2020 Tagged

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

Print this articleIn 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 … Continue reading

Published in June 2020 Tagged ,

How are animals faring during the pandemic?

Print this articleSince 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. … 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

Print this articleStuart 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 … Continue reading

Published in May 2020 Tagged ,

Montezuma County drafts reopening plan

Print this articleThe 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 … Continue reading

Published in May 2020 Tagged ,

We should attack COVID-19 as we would a wildfire

Print this article2003 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 … Continue reading

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Dolores River Festival canceled

Print this articleThe 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 … Continue reading

Published in April 2020 Tagged ,

Montezuma County has one COVID-19 fatality

Print this articleMontezuma 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 … Continue reading

Published in April 2020 Tagged ,