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Montezuma health department cancels Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic

The Montezuma County Public Health Department canceled this week’s Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine clinic out of an abundance of caution after federal health officials’ recommendation to...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health department to host Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic Wednesday

The Montezuma County Public Health Department will host a Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic on April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The single dose vaccine is available for anyone age 18 and up. Public...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School again wins national music award

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School this week was among only 80 schools in the country to receive a SupportMusic Merit Award for its commitment to music education. The award, presented by the National...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board hopes to hire superintendent this month

With longtime Superintendent Brian Hanson set to retire at the end of the school year, the Mancos school board hopes to finalize the selection of his replacement by the end of April. According to...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man in tree holds officers at bay for three hours in Cortez

A man who refused to climb down from a tree kept Cortez police officers and Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies waiting for three hours and avoided a fire department ladder crew before he climbed...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police, Sheriff’s Office to co-host Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Representatives from the Cortez Police Department and the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office will take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this month. The goal of the event is to...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

City closes in on new city manager hire

Cortez City Council plans to narrow its list of candidates for the city manager position to 10 next week. City Manager John Dougherty announced his resignation earlier this year, agreeing to stay...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New executive director aims to help rebuild Cortez chamber

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director will look to hit the ground running in order to stabilize and rebuild an organization designed to be a crucial liaison for the local...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Home and Garden Show returns to fairgrounds Friday

Organizers estimate that more than 2,500 people will turn out for this year’s Four Corners Home and Garden show at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The show is a venue for businesses to promote...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

State’s red flag law used once in Montezuma County

Despite concerns about its potential abuse, the red flag law passed by the Colorado Legislature has been used only once in Montezuma County since it went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The law’s...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Families turn out for Easter egg hunt in Dolores

Families from throughout the area converged on Joe Rowell Park Saturday morning Dolores for an Easter egg hunt. The area was busy as parents found spots to park and hustled with their children to...

DATE: April 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce announces executive director pick

The Cortez Area of Chamber of Commerce has chosen one of its board members to take over the full-time role of executive director. According to a news release, board member Colton Black will assume...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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