Cortez Fire reports two little fires

The Cortez Fire Protection District reported two small fires since April 12. A 1-acre fire burned about 4:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Cortez Ditch, which runs from Empire Street near the BMX track...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campfire blamed in wildfire at Boggy Draw trailhead

An unattended campfire caused a small wildfire at the Boggy Draw trailhead Friday afternoon, fire officials reported. Crews with Dolores Fire Protection District put out the fire, which burned...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Wednesday, April 5 10:40 a.m. : A man was arrested at Montezuma County Court, 601 N. Mildred Road, on two warrants for failure to appear. 11:47 a.m. : A man and a woman were arrested at Montezuma...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Lady Panthers’ tennis team struggles against Durango

Although victories evaded the Montezuma-Cortez High School girls tennis team during its home match against Durango on April 11, Christopher Kelley remained positive. “Every time we play, we get...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers baseball team blasts Monticello

Less than one week after M-CHS junior Cutter Matthews said that his team needed work on its hitting, the Panthers offense exploded in route to a 13-3 five-inning victory over Monticello on April...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Dolores girls’ golf team takes on Hillcrest

Known for its difficult tee shots and blazingly fast greens, Hillcrest Golf Club in Durango, has a way of intimidating even the most seasoned golfers. Thus, when the Dolores High School girls team...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Enviros sue Colorado, feds over predator plan

Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services on Wednesday over a controversial Colorado predator-control program aimed at reducing mountain lions and bears....

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local nurses recognized for service

The Southwest Colorado Area Health Education Center recognized two local health professionals for their leadership skills during an awards banquet in Durango on March 17. Montezuma County Health...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Woman dies after crashing on Colorado 145, rolling into waterway

A 50-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning crash in San Miguel County, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The single-vehicle crash occurred on...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chamber hosts Roaring ’20s event

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce presents the Gin and Jazz social banquet and fundraiser on April 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. The annual spring banquet theme is The...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Painter Hughes starts Mesa Verde residency in May

Watercolor painter Larry Hughes will serve as Mesa Verde National Park’s artist-in-residence from May 1 through May 13. Local residents and visitors are welcomed to join Hughes for a nature walk...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Group campaigns for climate discussion in Cortez

Local advocacy groups REAP of Southwest Colorado and Montezuma Alliance for Unity plan a film and essay contest in Cortez building up to their rally and march in Cortez City Park on April 29. The...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News