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Cortez public art committee recommends first City Hall art purchases

After seven months of planning and discussion, the Cortez Public Art Committee is ready to make its first art purchase recommendations for City Hall. On Wednesday, the advisory committee voted to...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Sanitation District appoints new director

On July 9, the Cortez Sanitation District’s board of directors named a new member, filling one of two empty positions. The board voted unanimously to appoint Leroy Roberts, a Cortez retiree, as a...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clarks waive hearings in Cortez drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter plea agreements. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council votes to rename BMX track after Baxter family

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted to name the Cortez BMX track after the family of operators Mark and Stacey Baxter. The Cortez Parks and Recreation Department has been considering a new...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lopez-Whiteskunk joins Montezuma-Cortez school board; Balfour resigns

On Tuesday, the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 school board said farewell to one director and welcomed another. In a brief morning meeting, the board voted to accept the resignation of District A Director...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos artist lives and works in quirky roadside museum

It’s hard to miss the crowd of colorful wooden statues decorating the south side of U.S. Highway 160 just outside Mancos, although their creator says drivers rarely stop to investigate. Dave Sipe,...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Days aims to bring ‘a little piece of heaven’ to town

The annual Mancos Days festival, a three-day town get-together that typically draws guests and vendors from all over the Four Corners, will get underway on July 27. This will be the recently formed...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polish archaeology exhibit opens at Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center

On Saturday, the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum unveiled a new exhibit highlighting the discoveries of a Polish archaeology team. “From Krakow to Castle Rock,” a collection of...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council to vote on meeting procedures, BMX track and more

In its Tuesday meeting, the Cortez City Council will consider time limits for public comment at meetings, a new name for the Cortez BMX track and other issues. The regular meeting will start at...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New artist nonprofit hopes to bring interactive art to Cortez

A new group of artists and metalworkers want to bring the Cortez art scene out of the gallery and onto the street. The Deep Desert Art Collective started roughly six months ago as a group of six...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire at standstill after two days of rain

The Burro Fire continued to lie down Friday after two days of rain in the San Juan Mountains. Public information officer Kathy Russell said the fire remains at 4,593 acres with minimal activity...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man leads police on Fourth of July ATV chase

A barefoot, shirtless man, who was doused in lighter fluid and driving an ATV, led police and deputies on a brief chase Wednesday afternoon. The Fourth of July incident started about 4 p.m., when...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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