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First Flu-Related Pediatric Death Reported In Colorado Since 2013

A child in El Paso County on Colorado’s Front Range has become the state’s first flu-related pediatric death since 2013. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that no identifying information was released about the child, but the county’s medical director said he or she had not been vaccinated against the disease.

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The Bureau of Land Management has approved a 22-and-a-half mile expansion of the popular Phil’s World mountain biking trail east of Cortez.


The Montezuma County Commissioners cut funding to several local organizations in the county's 2018 budget, including the Montezuma Community Economic Development Association, known as MCEDA.

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Voters in the city of Cortez will be asked this spring whether to extend a sales tax to help fund the Recreation Center, but at a reduced amount.

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The Southwest Farm Fresh Co-op and the Good Samaritan Center got a green light Tuesday night from the Cortez City Council to operate a center that will store, sell, and distribute locally produced foods.

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Some studies estimate that children get only 4-7 minutes of unstructured play outdoors. But a group of 18 local organizations, called the Montezuma Inspire Coalition, recently received a 1.8 million dollar grant from Great Outdoors Colorado to try to increase that quantity.

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The Dolores Public Library is kicking off its “Winter Tales” lecture series on Thursday, January 11th at 6pm with a talk by Dolores explorer and retired veterinarian Carolyn Gunn. She will talk about her time spent working at a base camp for a mountaineering expedition in northern Pakistan in 1987.  KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with her to learn more about her experience. Click below to listen.

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The new chairman of the Montezuma County commission plans to start holding half-hour work sessions before the regular weekly meetings, but another commissioner says he won’t attend, and questions remain about whether the sessions will be open to the public.

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A Montezuma County commissioner and a board member of a local economic development group clashed Monday over what the group, known as MCEDA, has done for the area.

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KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Michele Morris, cooking teacher, blogger, and author of several cookbooks, including Taste of Colorado. She spoke about her background in cooking and writing, her interest in local foods, and an idea for a winter recipe. Click below to listen.

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Author Louis L'Amour published over 100 novels and over 250 short stories during his lifetime, but he had many other works in progress that were never published before his death in 1988.


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