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  • Kemper Elementary School in Cortez was locked down and evacuated on Wednesday due to an armed standoff between police and an unknown suspect at a house adjacent to the school. All students were evacuated safely.
  • Drought remains widespread across the Southwest, even after a wet monsoon season in parts of the region; Colorado Parks and Wildlife has lifted the voluntary afternoon fishing closures on the Dolores River effective as of Thursday.
  • The Montezuma-Cortez High School Homecoming Parade has been rescheduled for this Saturday; Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and twenty four other attorneys general showed their support for the US Justice Department’s challenge to the new abortion law in Texas; Colorado Governor Jared Polis married first gentleman Marlon Reis on Wednesday.
  • A new rental contract for the Fairgrounds Speedway in Cortez is raising controversy; President Joe Biden said the nation must quickly invest in new technology to combat climate change after he toured the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO on Tuesday.
  • Republican Heidi Ganahl is in the running to challenge Jared Polis to be Colorado’s governor; A bomb threat was made on Monday night against the Montezuma County school system, but law enforcement has since conducted a search and said school facilities are safe.
  • It’s a busy time in the Cortez city government. The annual budget for 2022 is in the works and new initiatives are being rolled out to improve transparency with the community. KSJD’s Lucas Brady Woods has more.
  • The 69th annual Miss Navajo Nation Pageant concluded on Saturday with the crowning of Niagara Rockbridge. According to tradition, Miss Navajo represents womanhood and fulfills the role of “grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister to the Navajo people and therefore she can speak as a leader, teacher, counselor, advisor and friend.”
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis has outlined how the state will roll out coronavirus booster shots to the general public as soon as next week; State health officials said last week that hospitals are showing worrying signs of stress as the number of COVID patients continues to grow.
  • Residents of a mobile home park in Steamboat Springs are still waiting for answers after they lost power for two months following a fire earlier this year; A state patrol trooper who protects the governor has been arrested and charged with felony menacing for allegedly pointing a gun at a woman driving outside of the Colorado Capitol last month.
  • Southwest Health System in Cortez announced that it will require its staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19; The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment posted a new system on its website for users to view and compare data on breakthrough cases of COVID-19; For the second time in a week, officials with the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife recovered the body of a drowning victim from the waters of a state reservoir.