Cortez arts committee creates mural brochures, walking tours

It’s hard to miss the more than 40 murals scattered throughout Cortez, but finding information on the public works of art hasn’t been so easy. That changed recently as the Cortez Public Arts...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez angler takes world fishing records

A Cortez fisherwoman has just earned two world records for trout she caught at Groundhog Reservoir this past summer. Kelly Jo Hall, who works with Intermountain Wall Systems, Inc., has been fishing...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Slope leaders call for stricter regulations on oil, gas pollution

A growing number of elected officials on the Western Slope are pushing for regulations on oil and gas pollution to reflect stricter rules currently in place on the Front Range. “Why would we have...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Dolores school board looking at student progress data tonight

The Dolores school board is set to receive progress reports for students at all levels during a regular meeting Thursday night. For students at the elementary and secondary levels, the board will...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mount Lookout Grange is named Project of the Year

The Mount Lookout Grange has been named the 2018 Project of the Year by the Mancos Valley Resources Board and was honored at the group’s annual meeting this week. Mancos Valley Resources, a...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis would commute sentences if state lawmakers pass death penalty ban

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday if lawmakers pass a proposal to end the state’s death penalty, he’ll commute the sentence of convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap to life in prison. “If the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez adopts incentive program to encourage development

Builders in Cortez could soon benefit from a one-year incentive program that waives or reduces fees to encourage development on legally platted and developed vacant lots throughout town. City...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council roundup: Golf business OK’d; injured councilman recovering

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday discussed and voted on a number of agenda items. Update on injured council member Mayor Karen Sheek said Councilman Mike Lavey will be in rehab in Grand Junction...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 49 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendants in Road G kidnapping bound over to district court

Two defendants in a Dec. 7 kidnapping and robbery case on County Road G have been bound over to 22nd Judicial District Court. Towaoc residents Clint Laner, 28, and Keshaun Begay, 20, waived their...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Kotarski resentenced after alleged fraud at corrections facility

A community corrections inmate in Montrose used stolen credit cards and the names of other inmates to buy pizza and sandwiches, resulting in the expulsion of two Montezuma County defendants from...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill would create text reminders for court hearings

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced a bill that would enact a text message program to remind criminal defendants of upcoming court hearings, but Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is unsure...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Why are vaccination rates for children lagging in Southwest Colorado?

Children in Southwest Colorado are less likely to have all the vaccinations required by law compared with their peers in other areas of Colorado, according to a new report released by Children’s...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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