Cortez parks board unveils completed pickleball courts

After more than a year of planning and construction, the city of Cortez is almost ready to unveil its last completed parks project from 2017. The new pickleball courts at Centennial Park, scheduled...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar power, medians on agenda for Cortez City Council

In a meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council will vote on whether to turn City Hall into a fully solar-powered building. During the regular meeting, which starts 7:30 p.m., the council will...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sheriff’s mounted patrol celebrates a year on the job

A year after the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office started a mounted patrol program, the county has received official ownership of its three horses. The patrol horses now named Cody, Charley and...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez bids farewell to Shane Hale

About 40 Cortez employees and well-wishers gathered at City Hall on Friday to say goodbye to outgoing City Manager Shane Hale. The city held a public farewell party for Hale, who is leaving for a...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police chase involving stolen vehicle crashes in Cortez

A suspect in a stolen vehicle led Cortez police officers on a chase Thursday night that ended in a crash on South Elm Street in Cortez. The incident started about 10:30 p.m., when the Montezuma...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos’ Mount Lookout Grange seeks historic designation

The leaders of Mount Lookout Grange completed the first step in getting their building listed as a historic property in a public hearing on May 26. Grange president Kathryn Fulton applied to the...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Sanitation District switches contractors for alley project

The Cortez Sanitation District voted Monday to switch contractors for a sewer relining planned to coincide with the city’s Main Street median project. In addition to installing medians and...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where’s the worst traffic in Cortez?

As the city of Cortez works to improve traffic safety on Main Street, law enforcement data show the northeast quarter of Cortez is the most dangerous area to drive. The Cortez Police Department...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sabido and Mancos church will mark one year of sanctuary

Mancos United Methodist Church looks much the same as it did when Rosa Sabido started living there a year ago, except for the birds outside Fellowship Hall. The Mexican national, who sought...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Cowboy Half Marathon to raise money for library

Registration is open for the 2018 Mancos Cowboy Half Marathon , an annual fundraiser for the Mancos Public Library. The event, which includes a 5K and a 1-mile fun run in addition to the...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Birding festival brings out a variety of birds and humans

This year’s Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival drew bird-watchers of all ages to Montezuma County. Festival organizer Diane Cherbak said festival-goers spotted dozens of species during tours...

DATE: May 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Farmers Market to begin June 2

Fewer vendors have signed up for this year’s Cortez Farmers Market, but its organizers hope for a busy summer. The organizing committee approved its preliminary list of vendors for the 45th annual...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News