News

National Park Service

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reports that a buck deer found dead near Nucla in March has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.


San Juan National Forest

Taylor Mesa Road in the San Juan National Forest northeast of Dolores is closed by landslides approximately 3.5 miles from its intersection with Highway 145. Forest officials said in a release that the route is expected to be closed until at least June 2nd.  Wet weather and failing drainage structures have reportedly caused multiple problems on the road.

Gail Binkly

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper made a brief appearance in Cortez on Sunday to sign a bill that supports the growing of industrial hemp.

Mancos School District Re-6 has been approved for a $19.8 million grant from the state’s Building Excellent Schools Today, or BEST, program. School-board member Monty Guiles gave the news to the Montezuma County commissioners on Monday. The grant – which is for a major renovation of the K-through-12 campus – is contingent on the passage of a local bond issue to raise matching funds of close to $5 million. The question is expected to go to voters this fall.
 

Montezuma County Assessor

The Cortez Main Street has seen some significant changes over the course of the town’s history. Businesses have come and gone, streets have been paved and repaved, and buildings have been built and rebuilt. But many of the buildings on Main Street are over 60 years old.

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