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Marissa Box, left, and Juantita Plentyholes won their campaigns for the Ute Mountain Ute tribal council on Friday.

Box, Plentyholes elected to UMU tribal council

TOWAOC - After her fifth campaign attempt, Marissa Box has finally landed a seat on the Ute Mountain Ute tribal council. Incumbent Juantita Plentyholes was also re-elected.

“I had a dream, and now...

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‘Ride for the Bern’

Mikel Carmon says the country needs Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to lead the way forward.

To help get the word out on Sanders’ vision for...

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Whitewater ahead?

To spill or not to spill?

That is the question on the minds of local boaters anticipating a 2016 whitewater release from McPhee Dam into the Lower Dolores...

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Southwest Open School: SWOSology at 30 years

Southwest Open School hits a milestone this year, as it celebrates 30 years of offering an educational alternative for high school students in Montezuma County.


State’s schools expand search for teachers

DENVER – About 1,000 freshly minted teachers graduated in Colorado last year with credentials in elementary education.

Genoa-Hugo Elementary school, an hour east...

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Local 4-H members win big at Colorado State Fair

Local 4-H members from throughout Montezuma County earned the opportunity to send their projects to the Colorado State Fair by being first in their division and age group at the...

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