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Cortez ensures no one must be hungry, alone on Christmas

If it wasn’t for the Cortez Community Christmas Dinner, Cassin McClure said she would probably heat up a Marie Callender’s frozen meal. Lee Wiesemann said he would probably be at home trying to...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Merry Christmas!

DATE: Dec. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdown

DENVER – The government may be partially shut down, but that won’t stop hundreds of volunteers dressed in Christmas hats and military uniforms Monday from taking calls from children around the...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents report goat joining elk herd near Loveland

LOVELAND — A domestic goat appears to have joined an elk herd near Loveland, amusing nearby residents and perplexing wildlife officials. The Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald reports residents of...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm warning in effect until Wednesday; heavy snow expected

A winter storm warning will remain in effect from Tuesday morning until Wednesday evening in the southwest and northwest San Juan Mountains. Ten to 18 inches of snow is possible at higher...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County passes $44 million budget for 2019

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners approved a $44 million budget for 2019 that funds a wide variety of services and includes improvement projects. Total revenues coming in – including...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teen country singer returns to hero’s welcome

Farmington teenager Chevel Shepherd used her voice to win this season’s “The Voice” TV singing competition, but she almost lost her voice in the process. Since being named the winner during Tuesday...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Sanitation District receives grant to replace sewer lines

Sixty-five percent of sewer lines within the Cortez Sanitation District are vitrified clay or concrete pipes installed some 60 years ago. A $600,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community remembers Holly Lynn Buffington-Yake

When there’s a tragedy in Cortez, the community comes together. That was clear on Saturday as hundreds came out to celebrate the life of Holly Lynn Buffington-Yake, who died in a car crash in rural...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Back-to-back crashes stop traffic on U.S. 491

Two unrelated crashes occurred within about 20 minutes and 150 yards of each other Friday night on U.S. Highway 491 about 4 miles north of Cortez. A minivan hit a deer at 5:30 p.m., according to...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enter Mesa Verde at ‘visitor’s sole risk’ during shutdown

Visitors to Mesa Verde National Park are advised to use “extreme caution” during a partial federal government shutdown that began midnight Friday. Large signs at the entrance to the visitors center...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Derrick Jim caught with meth and child in car night before court

The night before a court appearance on three cases involving drugs and assault, Derrick Jim was arrested for possession of meth and a digital scale. His child was in the passenger seat at the time...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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