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Love’s Travel Stop to replace M&M truck stop

Say goodbye to the graffiti-riddled abandoned M&M truck stop south of Cortez, and say hello to Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store. After more than a decade as an eyesore on the south porch of...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman arrested in shooting incident

A Cortez woman who allegedly stole a man’s truck at gunpoint, then shot at him south of Cortez has been arrested and is in custody, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. Kelsey Lynn...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans honored at Cortez parade

Hundreds of veterans and their supporters turned out for the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Cortez Wednesday afternoon. All the local veteran groups joined in, said organizer and veteran...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Pizza lands on Cortez’s Main Street

A flavorful new pizza place with an Italian-based crust has opened in Cortez. In August, Southwest Pizza moved into a remodeled storefront at 1430 E. Main St., around the corner from Thai Cortez....

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public hearing set for marijuana ordinance

Dolores is gearing up to allow retail marijuana sales, cultivation, product manufacturing and testing beginning in 2021. A draft ordinance is available for review, and a public hearing and...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Earthquakes again hit Colorado near Utah border

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake and two smaller aftershocks were recorded Sunday morning south of Bedrock, Colorado, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and University of Utah Seismograph Stations....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Disease might have spread to wild rabbits in Southwest Colorado

A highly contagious disease has been found in domestic rabbits in Montezuma County and is suspected in the wild population, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Rabbit hemorrhagic disease...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

USDA funds apple press for Cortez-area hub

A growing apple market in Southwest Colorado just got a commercial boost. The nonprofit Montezuma Apple Orchard Restoration Project has received a $323,000 grant from the U.S. Department of...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores County reelects county commissioners

In Tuesday’s election, Dolores County voters decided on county commissioners, two tax questions and a term-limit question, according to unofficial results from the Dolores County Clerk and...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Stevenson wins Montezuma County commissioner race

In unofficial final results, Republican Joel “Joe” Stevenson won the race for Montezuma County Commissioner District 3 by a margin of 57% to 43% over Unaffiliated candidate Rebecca Samulski....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republicans gather in Cortez for election watch party

Montezuma County Republicans gathered Tuesday in Cortez for an election night watch party hosted by J. Fargo’s Family Dining & Micro Brewery. Manager Tiffany Ghere offered $2 beer specials for the...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Montezuma County turnout easily surpasses 2016 tally

On Election Day morning, voters arrived in a steady pace to drop off ballots at the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Several staff assisted voters, and others could be seen in the back...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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