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

Cortez pet owners turn out for Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Many Cortez pet owners decided to start their 2017 Thanksgiving with a little exercise at the 14th annual Turkey Trot. About 100 people and several dozen dogs participated in the 1-kilometer run...

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

Cortez city council to vote on draft 2018 budget on Tuesday

The Cortez City Council will consider approving a first reading of the 2018 budget after hearing another round of funding requests at its Tuesday meeting. The council workshop will begin at 5:30...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez gives thanks at annual dinner, run

The dining hall in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Cortez was noisy with cheerful conversation at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Hundreds of people crowded into the church for the annual community...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taste of the Seasons fundraiser coming Thursday to Cortez area

United Way is preparing for its biggest local fundraiser of the year, with the help of Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery in Dolores. The 2017 A Taste of the Seasons wine and food tasting gala...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos prepares for ‘old-fashioned Christmas’

Mancos will celebrate this Christmas with two weeks of events in the Creative District, starting Dec. 1. The festivities will begin with the Rudolph Run race and end with a baking workshop at Zuma...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver arrested after brief police pursuit in Cortez

A man was arrested outside the Ute Coffee Shop in Cortez after a brief chase with police down North Broadway on Wednesday morning. According to an incident report, patrol officer Brandon Gunderson...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Death of cyclist in Dolores under investigation

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Mancos cyclist who apparently crashed his mountain bike in Dolores on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency personnel were called to the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez unveils new recycling rules

Several months after announcing planned changes to the city’s recycling program, Cortez has put out a list of new regulations. Recycling coordinator Colby Earley told the Cortez City Council during...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

For Pets Sake Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving

The 14th annual Turkey Trot, a race held to benefit the For Pets Sake humane society, will be held in Cortez on Thursday. Registration starts at 9 a.m. in Parque De Vida, and the 1-kilometer race...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News