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Burro Fire slows Wednesday night; rain on horizon

The Burro Fire’s growth slowed down on Wednesday after a day of moderate temperatures and 23 percent humidity. The wildfire, which continues to burn in the Bear Creek Trail area near Rico, grew 15...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez launches crowd-pleasing Fourth of July fireworks

People came to Cortez from all over Montezuma County and beyond to watch Wednesday’s Fourth of July fireworks display, one of the few in Southwest Colorado that weren’t canceled this year. Parque...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos residents celebrate Independence Day at Bauer House

Mancos didn’t have a Fourth of July fireworks display this year, but residents found a way to celebrate at the historic Bauer House. Bobbi Black, owner of the house, opened up her annual Fourth of...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley Film Festival turns the camera on adventure

The second annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival drew a crowd by spotlighting adventurers from around the globe and from Montezuma County’s backyard. Last year, Mancos Valley Resources and...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Far View Center at Mesa Verde could become a science museum

In a symposium Saturday in Mesa Verde National Park, a scientist, a historian and an architectural designer outlined a possible future for the long-empty Far View Center. The building, formerly the...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Code violations delay opening of Mancos RV park

In a lengthy meeting on Wednesday, the Mancos Town Board voted to extend a development agreement with the owner of an RV park originally scheduled to open July 4. The town board approved a...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board grapples with recycling solutions

The Mancos Town Board heard several arguments and possible solutions on recycling during a lengthy meeting on Wednesday. Casey Simpson, a member of the Four Corners Recycling Initiative, said...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez seeks high school students for youth commission

The city of Cortez is seeking volunteers for a new youth commission, set to start meeting in late July. Management intern Peyton Heitzman first proposed the idea of a commission to the City Council...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickleball mania strikes Cortez at new courts’ grand opening

About 60 pickleball enthusiasts from the Four Corners area attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cortez’s new outdoor courts on Saturday. In May, the city finished converting some of the tennis...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire grows; firefighters conduct burnout operations

The Burro Fire grew by about 166 acres on Friday, reaching a total of 4,302 acres in the Bear Creek Canyon area. On Friday, the fire showed growth along its northwestern, southwestern,...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

June sets heat records in Montezuma County

June in Montezuma County was a month of wildfires and record high temperatures, but it also saw an unusually high amount of rain. Cortez meteorologist Jim Andrus said the high temperatures on June...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire pushes to crews’ containment line

The Burro Fire grew an estimated 57 acres on Tuesday and Wednesday, but remained at 40 percent containment, firefighters said. Most of the growth occurred in the northwest part of the fire and near...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News