Video and story: Southwest Colorado Concert season opens to full house

David Osborne, known as “pianist to the presidents,” wowed the crowd at his Monday night performance, accompanied by Denny Morales on bass and Paul Stubblefield on drums and vocals. The David...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez hires police officer as new HR director

The city of Cortez has hired Matt Cashner, a patrol sergeant in the Cortez Police Department, to replace Gay Hall as its human resources director. During the city council’s Sept. 26 meeting, City...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem

Up to 40,000 wild horses wander the Navajo Nation, roaming across 27,000 miles of deep canyons, rugged hills and huge mountains, according to aerial estimates from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. In...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez rider picked to race at Las Vegas Supercross

Alex Vestal has been invited to compete at the Monster Energy Cup Supercross this weekend in Las Vegas. According to a press release, the Monster Energy Cup Supermini is by invitation only, and it...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hiker reportedly survives three days in mountains

A missing hiker who spent three days and two nights in the San Juan Mountains was able to locate a maintenance car with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad on Tuesday afternoon, surviving...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airplane makes emergency landing at restaurant west of Durango

A pilot in a small airplane that experienced engine failure made an emergency landing Tuesday in the Kennebec Café parking lot near Hesperus. The plane landed about 11 a.m. with no engine running,...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado groups oppose cuts to SNAP benefits

DENVER – Groups that advocate for children, the elderly and people with disabilities are rolling up their sleeves in the wake of the budget passed last week in the U.S. House of Representatives....

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Study: Climate change is transforming local forests

In the past 20 years, Southwest Colorado forests have been in the line of fire of insect epidemic and disease. The pattern is a clue of a drying climate that could produce a much different...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Recreation Center celebrates SilverSneakers week

The city of Cortez, Cortez Recreation Center and Cortez SilverSneakers program will celebrate SilverSneakers week on Oct. 23 through 27, according to a news release from the city. The weeklong...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Budget talks begin Tuesday at Cortez council meeting

The Cortez City Council will focus on planning for 2018 in its Tuesday workshop and meeting. In the workshop at 5:30 p.m. in the Mesa Verde Room in City Hall, the public works and planning and...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panthers score twice against vaunted Bayfield defense

Hit by Bayfield’s Cole Wood on a first-down incompletion, then again by Daniel Westbrook for a loss of 6 yards on second, it was clear from the start that Ike Dennison would have a fairly painful...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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