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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 Secretary of state Jena Griswold is suing to stop Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters from overseeing this year’s election. And the state of Colorado saw more deaths on the road last year than it’s seen in almost two decades.
  • The Colorado River Basin is operating under a new plan starting Saturday, and for the first time ever, it includes mandatory cutbacks for some who draw water from the river; There are some road closures planned for Southwest Colorado this weekend.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis says he is not considering a statewide mask mandate despite Denver and several other highly populated areas adopting their own during the latest surge of the virus; The Colorado Department of Transportation says drivers should expect heavier than normal traffic this week as people begin traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • The humpback chub, an important fish species in the Colorado River basin, moved off the endangered list last week, and is now considered threatened; A $25 million road project has been approved by the Navajo Nation Council for the Shiprock, NM area.
  • 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.
  • Colorado lawmakers have approved a fifteen million dollar stimulus bill to help communities replace coal jobs as the state transitions to renewable…
  • Colorado lawmakers have passed a bill creating a new branch of government dedicated to preventing gun violence.Montezuma County is in an official state of…
  • Two new sets of stop signs installed this week along Montezuma Avenue in Cortez are intended to calm traffic and increase safety at the intersections,…
  • An 80-year-old bridge over the San Juan River in Shiprock, New Mexico, has exceeded its lifespan and must come down. The Farmington Daily-Times reports…