Lightning blamed in brush fire south of Cortez

Firefighters on Sunday evening beat down a small brush fire and residents pitched in with shovels and garden hoses after an apparent lightning strike in a residential area just south of Cortez....

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Wednesday, June 28 11:19 a.m. : A man was arrested at Montezuma County Court, 601 N. Mildred Road, on a warrant for failure to appear on a local felony charge. 11:49 a.m. : A man was arrested in...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Cortez juvenile under investigation after crash

A single-vehicle crash on County Road 25 on July 4 is still under investigation, Colorado State Patrol officials said. The crash occurred about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, said Capt. Adrian Driscoll, of...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burst Triathlon provides exciting start to Fourth of July

Fourteen hours before fireworks sparkled over Cortez on July Fourth, triathletes came together at the Cortez Municipal Pool to participate in the eighth annual Cortez Burst Triathlon. Among those...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Pro basketball player to host free camp in Cortez

Fifteen years after he helped lead the Montezuma-Cortez High School basketball team to the Class 4A state championship, professional basketball star Kirk Archibeque is set to host a free basketball...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alpacka Raft partners with nonprofits for Mancos film fest

Local packraft manufacturer Alpacka Raft is partnering with Mancos FoodShare, Mancos Pay It Forward, and Mancos Valley Resources to bring the inaugural Mancos Valley River Film Festival to town on...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Fire Protection District promotes three

Three Cortez Fire Protection District firefighters will be promoted to the rank of engineer this week, according to a Friday news release from Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Bittle. Kaelee Allmon, Mike...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash on West Fork Road sends five to hospital

Five people were transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital after a violent one-car crash on the West Fork Road north of Dolores on Tuesday evening. One person was airlifted by a helicopter sent...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Public Library presents “Build a Better World” summer programs

The Dolores Public Library invites youths to participate in “Build A Better World” this summer to provide reading programs, promote literacy and engage in science, technology, engineering, art and...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado celebrates Independence Day

There are a variety of events across Southwest Colorado to celebrate Independence Day. The eighth annual Cortez Burst Triathlon begins at the Cortez Municipal Pool at 7 a.m., with orientation for...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS football camp starts July 10

Montezuma-Cortez High School has announced its 2017 summer football camp, scheduled for July 10-22. All potential players for the fall season are encouraged to attend and get in shape, according to...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Swimmers post strong showing in Telluride

Approaching the wall in the 200-yard freestyle, Mesa Verde Aquatics Team member Erin Lawrence nearly 30 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. The big lead did not deter Lawrence from a strong...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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