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Southwest Health System Lays Off 40 Employees, Citing ‘Financial Health’

Southwest Health System, one of the county’s largest employers, announced the laying off of 40 employees Tuesday evening.

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Blanding Police Identify Alleged Thief of 1,000 Items

Aug 14, 2018
Courtesy of Blanding Police

The suspect in a string of shoplifting reports has been identified by Blanding Police as Michael Ainsworth Yoakam. 

Mesa Verde National Park

The containment line for Moccasin Mesa Fire was finished Friday morning, completing main firefighting efforts toward the fire in Mesa Verde National Park. 

Mesa Verde National Park

The Moccasin Mesa Fire burning at Mesa Verde National Park’s southeast boundary reached 80 percent containment Thursday. The fire has not expanded beyond 185 acres since Sunday. 

Mesa Verde National Park

The Moccasin Mesa Fire at Mesa Verde National Park is 50 percent contained, a noticeable jump from 5 percent earlier this week. Its size remains unchanged at 185 acres. 

San Juan National Forest

Montezuma County Dispatch rescinded a voluntary pre-evacuation notice for residents on roads W and V.6 on Granath Mesa, and the Dolores-Norwood Road reopened Monday.

Plateau Fire Grows to 5,750 Acres

Aug 6, 2018
San Juan National Forest

The Plateau Fire north of McPhee Reservoir has grown to 5,750 acres with 15 percent containment, prompting increased closures for the area. 

Fire at Mesa Verde National Park Reaches 185 Acres

Aug 6, 2018
Mesa Verde National Park

The Moccasin Mesa Fire at Mesa Verde National Park continues burning at 185 acres after it started Saturday morning. 

Assessment of Burro Fire Soil Released

Aug 3, 2018
San Juan National Forest

The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team finished a study on the severity of soil burned by the Burro Fire, just under two months after it started 14 miles south of Rico.

Cortez to Host Open Houses for Input on New Park

Aug 1, 2018
Cortez Parks and Recreation

The City of Cortez is seeking public comment on the incoming community park at 7th and Oak streets. 

Gage Skidmore

The U.S. Senate race in New Mexico may see a familiar name join this year’s election: former state Gov. Gary Johnson. 


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