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Southwest Civic Winds plays July 4 concert in Cortez

In a prelude to the Cortez fireworks show, Southwest Civic Winds will give a free concert starting at 7 p.m. Monday at the picnic pavilion in Centennial Park. The 57-member band is composed of...

DATE: July 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

‘Celebrating our Freedom’

Several thousand people showed up to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday Monday at City Park, Centennial Park and Parque de Vida in Cortez. The smell of barbecue filled the air as families from all...

DATE: July 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Firecracker of a golf tournament

There were seven different flights at the Firecracker Golf Tournament at Conquistador Golf Course this weekend, including a pro flight, ladies flight and five amateur flights.Bob and Tom Kalinowski...

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning strike ignites small fire at Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde National Park reported Friday afternoon that a lightning strike caused a small fire east of the Cedar Tree Tower archaeological site. Mesa Verde’s Park Point Lookout tower spotted the...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health warns of possible fraudulent calls

Southwest Health System was notified that community members are receiving calls from a number from Southwest Memorial Hospital, 970-564-2271, with a recording offering loans and financial...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

July 4th show: 420 shells, 25 ground cakes, 6 gasoline mines

The Cortez area is in for a burst of patriotic celebrations for the Fourth of July weekend. Monday evening, get ready for the “ooh and aah” Cortez fireworks display, put on the past 20 years by...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glenn takes Montezuma in GOP primary for Senate

Republican voters in Montezuma County on Tuesday gave U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton a resounding victory over surprise challenger Alexander Beinstein, 1,778 votes to 653, according to unofficial...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather Service issues red flag warning for western Colorado

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for western Colorado on Tuesday, citing the increased fire risk because of high temperatures, gusty winds and a chance of lightning. The...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Towaoc woman steals, crashes SUV in Cortez yard

A woman stole a car from the Safeway parking lot Saturday and crashed it in a front yard, Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane said Monday. Samantha Gates Morris, 19, of Towaoc, stole a 2009 Chevy...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Primary ballots are due by 7 p.m. Tuesday

Residents who want to vote in the Republican or Democratic primaries have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to cast their ballots.There are three contested races on the GOP ballot, and one on the Democratic...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters ending controlled burns at Long Draw

Firefighters continued this weekend to manage the Long Draw fire, which was caused by a lightning strike east of the Dolores-Norwood Road about 20 miles north of Dolores. U.S. Forest Service...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez forecast includes a 40 percent chance of rain

The forecast through Thursday includes a 30-40 percent chance of rain on Tuesday through Thursday. Skies are forecast to be partly sunny, and a high temperature near 84. Overnight lows on Tuesday...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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