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Cortez plans July Fourth fireworks show; other towns cancel

Many Southwest Colorado towns have canceled their Fourth of July fireworks displays, but the show in Cortez will go on. After meeting Thursday morning with city officials and the Cortez Fire...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council supports electric vehicle groups in grant applications

During a busy meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved letters of support for three Southwest electric vehicle programs that seek state grants. The Colorado Energy Office is accepting...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos imposes water restrictions amid drought conditions

The town of Mancos is implementing mild water use restrictions to prepare for potential shortages later this year. On June 14, Town Administrator Heather Alvarez announced that the town would be...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Fire Protection District welcomes new chief during major transition

The Cortez Fire Protection District has appointed a new chief, in the latest of several big changes to the organization. After the May 8 election brought three new faces to the district’s board of...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council hires John Dougherty as new city manager

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted unanimously to approve a contract with John Dougherty of Kingman, Arizona, making him the new city manager. Dougherty was one of five finalists the city...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire kicks up but is still at 40 percent containment

The Burro Fire grew an estimated 50 acres on Tuesday, but remained at 40 percent containment, firefighters said. Most of the growth occurred near the junction between the Bear Creek and Little Bear...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos’ Bauer House plans old-fashioned Fourth of July

The annual Bauer House Fourth of July celebration will return this year to raise money for the Mancos Valley Historical Society. Bobbi Black, who owns the antique house, used the Independence Day...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

First Celtic Fair in Parque de Vida draws colorful Cortez crowd

Athletes and performers from all over the Southwest transformed Parque de Vida in Cortez into a miniature Scottish Highland on Saturday. The all-day Cortez Celtic Fair was a follow-up to the Celtic...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car vs. motorcycle crash stops traffic in Mesa Verde National Park

A two-vehicle crash stopped traffic for about 45 minutes in Mesa Verde National Park on Saturday. Mancos Fire and Rescue, a Southwest Health System ambulance and Mesa Verde rangers responded about...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council to approve new city manager on Tuesday

The Cortez City Council will vote on a new city manager contract in a busy meeting on Tuesday. Since former City Manager Shane Hale left the position vacant in May, the council has narrowed down...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Stonefish-Lizard stage to host New Orleans singer on Saturday

Loungin’ Lizard and Stonefish Sushi and More will host the first concert on a new outdoor stage this Saturday, featuring New Orleans R&B singer Heidijo . After several months of construction on the...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission gets update on land use code

On Wednesday, a pair of consultants gave the Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission their first glimpse of an updated land use code. The town has hired planning firm SAFEBuilt Studio to give its...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News