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Cortez City Council weighs regulations for outside swim instructors

In a workshop on July 10, the Cortez City Council discussed a complex proposal that could require swimming instructors not employed by the city to have liability insurance. Interim city manager...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council to discuss police communications

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council plans to vote on a grant application for the Police Department, potential rules for public comment and more. Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane is requesting the...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite rain, Montezuma County keeps fire ban; two fires erupt

Montezuma County has had an unusually rainy July, but officials say fire danger is still too high to lift the county burn ban, even if the monsoons have arrived. The U.S. Forest Service has lifted...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baxter Family BMX Track gets official renaming in Cortez

Officials started off the annual state BMX qualifier in Cortez on Saturday by unveiling a new name for the Parque de Vida track. Every year, the state race brings riders of all ages and from all...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County closes sale of Justice Building for $100,000

The sale of the old Montezuma County Justice Building has officially closed, going to Children’s Kiva Montessori School for a fraction of its list price. On July 9, the Montezuma County Board of...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One suspect in Cortez drug ring arrests pleads guilty

On Tuesday, Zekiel Biard became the first of five arrestees to enter a plea after a multi-agency investigation into a suspected Cortez drug trafficking ring. Biard, who has been out of jail on bond...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fair returns July 27

The Montezuma County Fair returns July 27 with a few new events in addition to the traditional 4-H Club contests. An evening car race will kick off the weeklong fair at the Montezuma County...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores family honors five brothers who fought in World War II

About 100 relatives and friends of the Butler clan gathered at the family farm on Saturday to dedicate a memorial to five brothers who fought in World War II. Kathie Butler recently opened the...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos town board gives green light to long-delayed RV park

On Wednesday the Mancos town board voted to approve an amended development agreement that will allow a long-delayed RV park to open before part of it are complete. At its June 27 meeting, the board...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Skyway featured on website’s list of adventurous roads

The San Juan Skyway is the latest Montezuma County attraction to receive attention on a national travel website. CarRentals.com , a website run by the Expedia travel company, featured the road in...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortez...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM contains battle lightning-caused fire near Dove Creek

A lightning-caused fire in the Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Area near Mancos has shown no growth since Friday, and another small fire that sprang up near Dove Creek has been contained. The...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News