Montezuma County businesses join public lands petition

Two Montezuma County businesses have joined a petition to Congress by outdoor retailers to keep protections in place for public lands. Mancos’ Alpacka Rafts and Cortez’s Osprey Packs are among...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County mounted patrol joins first rescue operation

The Montezuma County mounted patrol division’s search and rescue skills were put to the test for the first time on Feb. 2. When the county first acquired the three horses that make up the mounted...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council to consider sixth marijuana license on Tuesday

During its Tuesday meeting, the Cortez City Council will hold a public hearing on whether to approve a retail marijuana license for the town’s sixth dispensary, among other action items. The...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Livestock Association names recipient of Distinguished Service Award

A Montezuma County rancher and agriculture consultant received the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association’s Distinguished Service award on Saturday. Unlike the Stockman and Cowbelle of the Year...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado Livestock Association names Stockman of the Year

On Saturday night, the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association’s 2018 Stockman of the Year Award went to a man known to fellow ranchers as a lifelong cowboy. Steve Suckla grew up on a ranch in the...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 41 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado Livestock Association names Cowbelle of the Year

During a crowded banquet on Saturday, a fourth-generation Mancos rancher received the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association’s Cowbelle of the Year Award. Beverly Humiston-Scott has been a member...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos AgrAbility workshop helps farmers get a grip

At their annual workshop in Montezuma County on Thursday, members of the Colorado AgrAbility Project attempted to help local farmers with physical limitations get a better grip on their business....

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing Authority loses bid for grant to restore Calkins building

The Montezuma County Housing Authority’s application for a grant to restore the Calkins building was denied because of confusion about who owns the property, Linda Towle told city staff on...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley Resources names 2017 project of the year

On Thursday, the charitable group Mancos Valley Resources presented its annual Sponsored Project of the Year award to local nonprofit Pay It Forward. Pay It Forward, one of about 15 nonprofits...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez planning and zoning considers allowing larger home additions

In its meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez planning and zoning commission discussed a possible land use code change that could give residents more affordable housing options. Right now the city code...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Conquistador Golf Course open this weekend

It may still be winter in Cortez, but the city plans to open the Conquistador course this weekend for some early rounds of golf. On Wednesday, the course’s resident golf professional, announced the...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez, Durango students share stories in weekend Talon Tales

Eight students from two high schools will share their stories of comedy and tragedy this weekend at Cortez’s Sunflower Theatre and the Durango Arts Center. “Talon Tales” is a student storytelling...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News