Cortez City Council eyes Chris Burkett for interim city manager

After Tuesday’s municipal election, one of the Cortez City Council’s first tasks will be the appointment of an interim city manager. The current manager, Shane Hale, has recommended Chris Burkett....

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voter turnout ‘excellent’ in Cortez, Dolores and Mancos

Voter turnout for municipal elections in the Cortez, Dolores and Mancos municipal elections was “excellent,” Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder Kim Percell said on Tuesday. All three...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition seeks to recall two Dolores School Board members

A petition filed with Montezuma County seeks to recall Dolores School Board President Dee Prock and school board member Vangi McCoy. The petition claims that both school both members have failed to...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pacific storm shows potential for heavy rain in Southwest Colorado

A warm and wet Pacific storm system will bring the potential for heavy rain in Montezuma County and snow at higher elevations this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Very warm and...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores’ JJ Robson wins Colorado wrestling championship

From the time that he stepped onto a wrestling mat at the tender age of three, Dolores Wrestling Club standout JJ Robson felt at home. Hours of practice never fazed the young man, and as time...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez prepares to start median construction after delay

After several months of delays, the Cortez Public Works Department is again preparing to install medians on Main Street. Approved in January 2017, the construction project is part of the city’s...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glenn Miller Orchestra gets Cortez crowd dancing

Southwest Colorado Concerts’ 2017-2018 season wrapped up Monday evening with the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. The orchestra, under the guidance of singer and director Nick Hilscher,...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis to correct Congressional Record

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis will correct the Congressional Record after misidentifying a Bayfield family as his constituents, said Jessica Bralish, Polis’ spokeswoman. The congressman, a Democrat running...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

California judge rules that coffee requires cancer warning

LOS ANGELES — Coffee sellers will have to post ominous warnings in California because each cup contains a chemical linked to cancer, a judge ruled. The culprit is a byproduct of the bean roasting...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

FireWise plans fundraiser as fire season heats up, budget shrinks

FireWise of Southwest Colorado has announced a fundraising effort to fill a gap in its budget after losing county funding. The loss in funding comes amid a dry season in which the snowpack in the...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos native to run 12th consecutive Boston Marathon

Mancos native Rosy Spraker will run her 12th Boston Marathon on April 16 in honor of her mother and to raise awareness for 261 Fearless Inc. Spraker met the founder of 261 Fearless Inc., Kathrine...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Film industry providing economic boost for Silverton

A movie about the 1925 diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska, and the subsequent serum run by dog sled team was filmed in Silverton last spring. “The Great Race” is scheduled to be released in...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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