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Burro Fire management team in Dolores prepares for long haul

The Type 1 crew battling the growing Burro Fire in the San Juan National Forest has transformed the Dolores school campus into a temporary headquarters and supply center. Monday morning, a National...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo thrills audiences in Montezuma County

As the clock struck seven on Thursday, fireworks lit the night sky and the 88th annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo opened with a bang at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Sitting on his horse in...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

RE-1 School District gets community input on mill levy issue

The leaders of the Montezuma-Cortez School District met with stakeholders on Thursday to plan for their second try at passing a mill levy increase. Ballot Measure 3B, which would have funded staff...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez parade kicks off last day of Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo

The last day of the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo started about 1 p.m. Saturday with a parade down Montezuma Avenue. Saturday night’s rodeo had a Rodeo Heritage theme, so some of the floats included...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire reaches 100 acres amid air and ground attack

The U.S. Forest Service and several local fire departments responded about 4 p.m. Friday to a wildfire near the Bear Creek trailhead off Colorado Highway 145. Steve Orr, a public information...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council to vote on new park design services in Tuesday meeting

In its meeting Tuesday, the Cortez City Council will vote on the next step toward building a park on the site of the old Montezuma-Cortez High School. The city approved the purchase of the property...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carnival thrills crowd at Montezuma County Fairgrounds

The Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo started Thursday with fanfare and fireworks, but not before the Frazier Carnival started lighting up the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Ticket lines stretched to the...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One driver dies after crash near Mesa Verde National Park

A two-vehicle crash west of the Mesa Verde National Park entrance on Friday resulted in the death of one driver, Colorado State Patrol officials confirmed Wednesday. Gene Hughes, 71, of Mancos,...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fun flows into Montezuma County with Dolores River Festival

This year’s Dolores River Festival took place on a hot, dry Saturday, but it managed to keep the fun flowing. People started camping out at Joe Rowell Park on Friday night, anticipating the annual...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge Emergency Shelter gets approval for new site plan in Cortez

In its first meeting since the April 3 election, the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday approved a site plan for the new Bridge Emergency Shelter. Ever since they learned in January...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez city manager candidates meet the public in open house

The five candidates for Cortez city manager introduced themselves to the public in a City Hall open house Monday night. Mark Campbell, Timothy Dodge, John Dougherty, Phil Johnson and Martin Moore...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County artists unveil bird-themed exhibit in Mancos

Yellow Jacket artists Rosie Carter and David Butler will open their first joint art show at the Olio restaurant Saturday. The two have been collaborating for about 1½ years to create...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News