Western Colorado wildfire grows in hot, dry conditions

GRAND JUNCTION — A wildfire burning in western Colorado has grown to over 18 square miles in hot and dry conditions that are expected to continue through Friday. The Pine Gulch Fire 18 miles north...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor urges U.S. to go beyond renewal of virus aid

DENVER — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is urging Congress to go beyond simple renewal of earlier federal pandemic assistance and provide a more extensive package of aid to blunt the economic fallout of...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judiciary weighs challenge to New Mexico stay-at-home order

SANTA FE — The New Mexico state Supreme Court is weighing whether the governor has the authority to levy hefty fines against businesses as she enforces a public health order to slow the spread of...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Herrell picked up endorsement ex-Democratic congressman

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A Republican seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small in a crucial House seat in New Mexico has picked up an endorsement from a former Democratic congressman....

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Democrat for U.S. Senate releases ad around dad’s cancer fight

RIO RANCHO — Democrat U.S. hopeful Ben Ray Luján released a television ad Tuesday touting his support for expanding Medicaid while pointing to his father’s fight with cancer. The commercial airing...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Cortez receives over $63,000 in insurance in embezzlement case

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday signed off on its insurance company’s offer of $63,000 to cover the amount that is believed to have been embezzled by the city’s former finance director. “That’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez finance director faces embezzlement charge

Felony charges have been filed against the former Cortez finance director in the city’s embezzlement case. Katheryn Moss, 70, faces one charge of theft and one charge of embezzlement of public...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New access planned for Painted Hand Pueblo

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is seeking public comment on a proposal to improve public access to the Painted Hand archaeological site. Comments on the initial plan will be accepted...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac wins AMA Supercross title in Salt Lake City

Eli Tomac of Cortez won the AMA Supercross championship Sunday in Salt Lake City. It was the first supercross title of his career. Zach Osborne won the final race of the series. Jason Anderson, who...

DATE: June 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Eli Tomac nearly clinches supercross title; championship is Sunday

Eli Tomac of Cortez, racing Wednesday night with a chance to clinch his first AMA Supercross title, bolted from 12th to second place in a tight, heated race in Salt Lake City. He’ll return to...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Eli Tomac places third after fast but bumpy start in fifth Salt Lake supercross

Eli Tomac of Cortez placed third Sunday in the fifth supercross race in Salt Lake City after a fast start that quickly fell apart in the first lap. After the gate dropped at Rice-Eccles Stadium,...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Low-stress roundup technique begins for Mesa Verde horses

Mesa Verde National Park has begun bait-trapping for wild horses as part of a long-term effort to habituate them for eventual capture, removal and adoption. As many as 80 “free-roaming” mustangs...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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