County news: Mock emergencies, lodgers taxes and racetrack plans

County to take part in pill drop exercise From June 15-17, Montezuma County emergency managers will participate in a mock emergency involving distributing pills to the public. A C-130 will land at...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s happening in Telluride and Ouray

Telluride Airport will close for upgrade The Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) is scheduled to close from April 3, to June 23 as crews work on several airport projects, including reconstruction of...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County briefs

Fairground policy on alcohol, marijuana The Montezuma County commission adjusted its fairgrounds policy to address marijuana and alcohol. Any sale, use or marketing of alcohol, marijuana or any...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County landfill catches fire after explosion

An explosion in a garbage pile caused a fire at the Montezuma County landfill Monday morning about 10:30 a.m. Cortez firefighters responded, and with assistance from landfill staff, put out the...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir access meeting March 30

Local lake managers will discuss mussel inspections plans at McPhee Reservoir and other local reservoir access issues at a community meeting on March 30, at 6 p.m. at the Destination Grill...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tomac wins third consecutive Supercross

Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colorado, won his sixth Supercross in the past eight races Saturday night, unseating three-time reigning champion Ryan Dungey in front more than 60,000 race fans at Lucas Oil...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Mesa Verde will host five artists for 2017 residencies

Mesa Verde National Park has selected five artists from across the nation for the park’s 2017 artist-in-residence program, according to a press release. The artists are painter Larry Hughes,...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez junior basketball tournament grows in second year

In its second year, the Cortez Junior Basketball Tournament again hit a swish, with more than 600 elementary and middle students competing. This year, the tournament hosted 30 teams, eight more...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Mancos library March events

Following are upcoming events at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St., for the month of March. Tuesday, March 21 Noxious Weed Control in Montezuma County, presented by Kenny Smith, Owner of...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fabric artist Sizelove-Murphy joins Artisans of Mancos

Fabric artist Karen Sizelove-Murphy will join the Artisans of Mancos gallery this month. Sizelove-Murphy creates repurposed hats out of used sweaters, polar tech jackets and faux furs. An artist...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Women face felony theft charges in Medicine Man pot case

Two women suspected of embezzlement at Medicine Man in Cortez could face up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000, they learned in Montezuma County Court on Wednesday, March 15....

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff blotter

Wednesday, March 8 10:20 a.m. : A man reported the theft of a gate on his property in the 11000 block of County Road 18. The case remains under investigation. 12:15 p.m. : A woman was served with...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News