New Olio show in Mancos displays evolution of an artist

Dale Latta has been painting for more than 20 years, but his art style has never stayed the same. The Aztec, New Mexico-based artist will open his first show at the Olio restaurant and gallery in...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple undertakes restoration of historic Mancos Opera House

A Mancos couple has begun the daunting task of restoring one of the town’s oldest buildings. The Mancos Opera House, at 136 W. Grand Ave., was built in 1910 and originally housed a grocery, a drug...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit hopes to plant community garden in Cortez

The Cortez City Council voted Tuesday to express its support for a nonprofit that wants to build a community grow space in town. Needful Provision, Inc., a nonprofit based in Dolores, is applying...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Newcomers, yearly participants shine in Parade of Lights

The 28th annual Four Corners Board of Realtors Parade of Lights came on a warm Saturday night with a full moon overhead. Large crowds started to line Main Street an hour before the parade began at...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man convicted on two of four drug charges; seven dismissed

A Cortez man who was arrested in 2016 on suspicion of importing drugs from Mexico was found guilty Nov. 29 of two out of the 11 charges originally brought against him. Ryan Buffington pleaded not...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Old and new restaurants appear at Taste of the Seasons

The 19th annual Taste of the Seasons fundraiser at Four Seasons Greenhouse on Thursday offered guests a wide variety of tastes for a good cause. About 20 local restaurants, breweries and chefs...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Boutique Air moves toward two-engine planes in Cortez

One year after introducing a line of one-engine aircraft to the Cortez Municipal Airport, Boutique Air has increased its use of two-engine airplanes. When Boutique first started flying out of the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez budget begins to take shape

The Cortez budget for 2018 began to take shape during a Tuesday meeting and workshop as the council prepared for its upcoming final vote. Eight city departments requested funding for next year in a...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez studios hold open house to benefit Montezuma Land Conservancy

Cortez art shops Home & Range and Clementine Design Studio will hold a joint open house on Friday to benefit the Montezuma Land Conservancy. Rosie Carter, who owns Home & Range, will debut a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

House sitter involved in Cortez ID theft cases dies

A Cortez house sitter involved in several identity theft cases was found dead in her home on Nov. 21, according to police. Montezuma County Coroner George Deavers said the cause of death had not...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new generation of helpers

Montezuma County’s nonprofit organizations are struggling to attract younger volunteers in a region with an aging population. At this year’s Breakfast of Champions event for United Way of Southwest...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County weed program applies for disaster assistance

Montezuma County is applying for a disaster relief grant to manage noxious weeds that have grown on the site of a 5-year-old wildfire. Bonnie Loving, head of the county weed program, is applying...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News