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The Montezuma County commissioners will meet with department heads Thursday in an attempt to reconcile a $1.5 million disparity between budget requests for 2018 and anticipated general-fund revenues.

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Colorado’s 3rd District Congressman Scott Tipton (R-Cortez) took a field trip on Friday to Sage Hen and House Creek recreation areas, two of McPhee Reservoir’s boating access points, which have now been closed due to concerns about invasive mussel infestations. Montezuma County Commissioner Keenan Ertel, San Juan National Forest District Ranger Derek Padilla, and Montezuma County Natural Resource and Public Lands Coordinator James Dietrich joined the congressman to discuss access. 

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The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Montezuma County in a longstanding dispute over how carbon-dioxide giant Kinder Morgan calculates its revenues.

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Mancos Valley Resources is accepting donations from anyone who wants to help people who lost their jobs because of the Monday fire that destroyed the Western Excelsior plant.


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Environmentalists are cheering the U.S. Senate’s decision Wednesday not to rescind an Obama-administration rule requiring less waste of the potent greenhouse gas methane.


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