City of Cortez to hold public funeral for councilman

The public is invited to attend the funeral of a Cortez council member on Saturday. Councilman Tim Miller died of natural causes at age 69 on Dec. 27, after serving on the board for almost two...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa County deputy featured in ‘The Grand Tour’

A Mesa County deputy got his 15 minutes of fame this month when he and his patrol car were featured in an episode of a internationally watched British reality show. In April 2017, the makers of...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez women’s march encourages residents to vote

More than 300 people gathered at City Park in Cortez for a women’s march on Saturday. Organized by the Montezuma Alliance for Unity, the event was held in solidarity with other Power to the Polls...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 41 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Election issues, golf and streetlights on Cortez council agenda

The Cortez City Council has a busy agenda planned for its Tuesday meeting, including several local election issues and a visit from a state election candidate. After a brief workshop starting at...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge Emergency Shelter moves ahead with building plans

After almost a year of planning, the Bridge Emergency Shelter is close to realizing its plans for a new building with transitional housing. Executive director Laurie Knutson said the shelter’s...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez parks and recreation board changes up membership

The chairman of the Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry Board has resigned, while his fellow board members search for more volunteers. Paul Adams has served on the advisory board for about five...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission honors Ken Brengle

In its first meeting of the year, the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission honored departing vice chair Ken Brengle while announcing the search for a new member. Brengle has served on the board...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos planning and zoning board fails to meet quorum

The Mancos planning and zoning commission failed to meet a quorum for its January meeting, the fourth time a meeting has been canceled in the past year. Out of the five members of the commission,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Melt and other events to heat up town in spring

The ninth annual Mancos Melt will have a more artistic spin, according to organizers from the Creative District. Every March, Mancos celebrates the beginning of spring with the Melt, a townwide...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three face charges after Main Street drug bust in Cortez

Three Arizona residents have been charged with drug-related offenses after Montezuma County deputies pulled over a car loaded with weapons and meth on Main Street in Cortez. Deputies arrested Gary...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fair board members resign

Several members of the Montezuma County Fair Board have resigned following the approval of an agreement designed to mend fences between them and county 4-H leaders. The Montezuma County Fair Board...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge declines to reduce bond in Cortez murder case

Montezuma County District Court Judge Todd Plewe has denied a request to reduce bond in a Cortez murder case after the suspect’s court-ordered mental health treatment was delayed. Cortez resident...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News