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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

UPDATE: Two men in fatal crash off County Road G are ID’d

One person was killed and another injured in a single-vehicle crash in Cortez Tuesday morning. Capt. Adrian Driscoll, of the Colorado State Patrol Troop 5A, said the crash occurred at 7:47 a.m. on...

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

Mancos planning commission approves meeting protocols

The Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission approved a set of meeting protocols for the first time on Wednesday. The protocols cover issues like conflict of interest, discussions during meetings,...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

First-grader raises money for the homeless

A Cortez first-grader decided to give an early Christmas present to the Bridge Emergency Shelter this year. Abram Keel, 6, put a cardboard box labeled “Help the Homeless” in his front yard during...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadline for Montezuma County health survey is extended

A survey sponsored by the Montezuma County Health Department will continue through Nov. 30, director Bobbi Lock said. The survey, which is available online and in paper form at county and city...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Recreation Center’s community garden set to expand

The community garden outside the Cortez Recreation Center could be much bigger by spring. At the parks, recreation and forestry advisory council meeting on Friday, the leaders of a group of...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News