Dolores library hosts presentation on Everest expedition

As part of the Dolores Public Library’s Winter Tales series, on Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. mountaineer Carolyn Gunn will give a slide show presentation on her 1984 expedition to Mount Everest. The...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City road crews battle icy streets, piles of snow

Sub-zero temperatures and ice have stymied city road crews as they continue cleanup efforts after an “extraordinary storm” dumped almost a foot of snow on the Cortez area since Thursday. “Be...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm may bring 10 inches of snow; Friday classes canceled

The Cortez area remains under a winter storm warning after “an extraordinary storm” caught forecasters off-guard and dumped about 10 inches of snow on the Cortez area by Friday morning. The snow...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feeding big game can be deadly

Feeding big game is illegal in Colorado, and it can be deadly for wildlife. “There’s no doubt that life’s tough for big game during the winter, but feeding these animals can make them sick and kill...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jacob Colcord graduates basic combat training

U.S. Army Pvt. Jacob E. Colcord has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.During the nine weeks of training, Colcord studied the Army mission, history, tradition and...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Milestones

Ouray hosts ice climbing fest

The 21st Annual Ouray Ice Festival will be held Jan. 14-17. The premier ice climbing venue hosts North America’s largest gathering of ice climbers. Presented by Asolo and Rock and Ice, the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

$1.37M grant set aside for truck route

The Montezuma County road department has been awarded a $1.37 million grant to repave the Kinder Morgan truck route to the Goodman Point facility. The county will match the grant with $1 million in...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley Distillery presents January lineup

The Mancos Valley Distillery has scheduled a January lineup of music that includes folk, rock and bluegrass, acoustic and spaghetti western. Here’s a sampling. The Outskirts “Gather round all you...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Ballantine Fund plans new application process

Next week, officials with the Ballantine Family Fund will outline the organizations new online grant application process. Presentations will be made in both Cortez and Mancos on Tuesday, Jan. 5....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Crews report county roads passable; residents dig out

Plow crews continued to make progress on city and county roads on Monday, battling unseasonably cold temperatures and snowfall over Christmas weekend. Rob Englehart, of the Montezuma County road...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual community dinner starts at 11 a.m. Christmas Day

Christmas in Cortez may not be sunny and warm, but there’s plenty of warmth and good cheer to go around. The 27th annual Community Christmas Dinner is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s free and open...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shutdown strands drivers, keeps officers on their toes

A 19-vehicle accident on U.S. 491 south of Pleasant View shut down the highway from County Road Z to Dove Creek on Wednesday night, creating traffic jams and additional crashes on the detour route,...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News