Ute Mountain Ute film earns Los Angeles awards

“The Strength of Siblings,” a short dramatic film made by Ute Mountain Ute youths, has won two film awards. Shot in Towaoc and Cortez last year, the 32-minute drama focuses on substance abuse and...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump administration rescinding rules for oil, gas drilling

CHEYENNE – President Donald Trump’s administration is rescinding proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing and other oil- and gas-drilling practices on government lands, government officials...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Navajo filmmaker to start shooting Code Talkers movie

FARMINGTON — It’s no secret that the Navajo Code Talkers played a significant role in the Allied powers’ victory in World War II, said Kody Dayish, a Navajo storyteller of Shiprock. Navajo...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSJD Radio director Jeff Pope announces resignation

Jeff Pope, executive director of KSJD Radio, announced his resignation Thursday . Pope has been involved with the radio station since 2003, after the Community Radio Project, then an educational...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy killed, 4 others wounded in ‘ambush’ attack

DENVER – A man fired more than 100 rounds at sheriff’s deputies in Colorado early Sunday, killing one and injuring four others, before being fatally shot himself in what authorities called an...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Birdwatchers flock to Cortez Christmas Bird Count

The 2017 Cortez Christmas Bird Count started early Saturday morning with a crowd at the Cultural Center. Each winter, Cortez area bird watchers spend a day traveling eight designated routes near...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police investigating shooting near Ignacio

Law enforcement was investigating a shooting involving at least two victims and several suspects late Thursday in the Ignacio area. Two victims were dropped off about 8:30 p.m. at Mercy Regional...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017: County commissioners had a full plate, full chambers

Montezuma County government faced a flurry of issues and projects in 2017. Cmmissioners aligned with Pleasant View residents to prevent major changes to an intersection, partnered with local land...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Miguel’s newest poet laureate to perform at Cortez library

Literary Fridays at the library will continue into the new year at Cortez Public Library. The library will welcome the newest poet laureate of San Miguel County, Elissa Dickson, on Jan. 19 at 10...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez affordable housing project gets federal funding

A planned remodel for a Cortez affordable housing project will get a boost from the federal government in 2018. Valley Sun Village, a senior citizen apartment complex on East Second Street,...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council member Tim Miller dies at home

Cortez City Council member Tim Miller has died after his second year in government. The 69-year-old Cortez resident was elected to the City Council in 2016 for a four-year term. During his time on...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three-car crash causes congestion on Main Street in Cortez

A three-car fender bender about noon Friday briefly tied up traffic on West Main Street in Cortez. All three cars were in a westbound lane on West Main at North Chestnut Street. It appeared the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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