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  • On Thursday morning, a sinkhole opened up on County Road P north of Cortez. Rob Englehart, superintendent of the county’s road and bridge department, says that the sinkhole was created from days of rain and the melting of snowmelt. And a bill to help farmers and ranchers repair their own equipment got final approval by the state Senate Thursday. The bill would require agriculture equipment manufacturers hand over parts, software, instructions, and other tools necessary for owners to make repairs.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis says the state will be ready to roll out coronavirus vaccine booster shots to thousands of residents as soon as next month; Southwest Health System in Cortez is reestablishing some pandemic safety protocols as it sees an increase in COVID-19 patients this week; Montezuma County Road G was closed due to flooding on Wednesday afternoon about six miles from the Utah state line.
  • Montezuma County residents should wear masks indoors once again due to increased transmission of COVID-19 in the count, according to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; In Southeast Utah, Highway 95 was closed on Tuesday about nine miles east of Blanding; The fire ban has been lifted in Montezuma County.