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Mesa Verde included on worldwide list of ‘breathtaking destinations’

Travel website Expedia.com has named Mesa Verde National Park one of the “55 Most Breathtaking Destinations in the World,” alongside places such as Paris and Rio de Janeiro. Expedia travel writer...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Public Library to host cybersecurity presentation

On Saturday, the Mancos Public Library and the League of Women Voters will host a presentation by retired Navy Capt. Gail Harris on protecting data in an age of cyberwarfare. Harris served in the...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Farmers Market holds sunny Saturday opening

The Cortez Farmers Market opened Saturday morning with sunny skies and dozens of produce vendors. Although many produce vendors won’t participate in the market until their harvests come in later...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo rides into Cortez Thursday

The 88th annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo starts Thursday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Every year, the rodeo pits professionals against one another in a wide variety of sports sanctioned...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor candidates visit Cortez

Two of the candidates vying for a spot on the Republican governor ballot visited Cortez this week. Doug Robinson met with a group of Montezuma County Republicans on Thursday, and Greg Lopez visited...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two people injured in crash near Mesa Verde National Park

Two people were injured Friday afternoon in a collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 160 and County Road 34, about a mile from the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. The Colorado State...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Police announce new sex offender in town

The Cortez Police Department has released the name of a sexually violent predator who recently moved into town. On May 25, police began advertising that a person convicted of a violent sexual crime...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspects charged in Cortez drug ring investigation

Charges were filed Wednesday against the five suspects who were arrested in mid-May in connection with a Cortez drug trafficking investigation. Rommel Aviles-Reyes, Zekiel Biard, Jessie Valenzuela...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction on Mancos school project begins amid tree controversy

A major remodel of the Mancos Schools campus began Tuesday, and some of the school’s neighbors aren’t happy about plans to cut down some of the trees. The final design for the remodel includes...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez staff plan interviews with city manager candidates

In a special meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council scheduled interviews and a public meet-and-greet for the candidates competing for city manager. Five people have been chosen as finalists...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Police Department marks 20th anniversary of Dale Claxton’s death

The day after Memorial Day, Cortez police officers honored a fallen comrade in a small ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of Dale Claxton’s death. Claxton died May 29, 1998, in a shootout...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores High School graduates look to kinder future

It was standing room only at the Dolores High School gym, where 39 students received their diplomas on Saturday morning. The crowded graduation ceremony came at the end of a year marked by...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News