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Cortez fire district holds monthly meeting

The Cortez Fire Protection District board last week received updates on construction of the new fire station and a fire that gutted a house northwest of Cortez. Vergil Gray, building division...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tomac will defend title at Monster Energy Cup

National motocross champion Eli Tomac, of Cortez, will defend his title in the Monster Energy Cup Supercross in Las Vegas, racing for a $1 million prize. To bring home the grand prize, Tomac must...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Video and story: Southwest Colorado Concert season opens to full house

David Osborne, known as “pianist to the presidents,” wowed the crowd at his Monday night performance, accompanied by Denny Morales on bass and Paul Stubblefield on drums and vocals. The David...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez rider picked to race at Las Vegas Supercross

Alex Vestal has been invited to compete at the Monster Energy Cup Supercross this weekend in Las Vegas. According to a press release, the Monster Energy Cup Supermini is by invitation only, and it...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos students’ posters will compete for state prize

Winners of a fifth-grade poster contest were announced at the Mancos Public Library on Oct. 3. The Colorado Association of Conservation Districts and the National Association of Conservation...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Renew/Wings stages saucy ‘In Her Shoes’ fundraiser

Renew/Wings held the second annual “An Evening in Her Shoes” on Saturday at the Elks Club in Cortez. Men competed as “cinematic bombshells” in the categories of talent, evening gown and interview,...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Granny Smiths are late bloomers in Cortez

The Brunk family’s 1-year-old apple tree, from Four Season Greenery and Nursery, blossomed last week. By Monday, Snow was back in the forecast. In what is called a “rat-tail bloom,” the tree has...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two face charges in attempted escape at Montezuma County jail

Two female inmates who were removed from their cell early Saturday morning face charges of attempting to escape from the Montezuma County Detention Center. Laci Hankins and Whitney Williford were...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Mask You Live In’ shown at the Sunflower Theatre

On Thursday, the Sunflower Theatre screened “The Mask You Live In,” which explores how America’s definition of masculinity can harm men and boys. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fire Academy graduates inaugural class in Dolores

Local fire departments gained five new recruits from a fire academy graduation ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the Dolores Fire House. The recruit class was named in honor of deceased...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Renew/Wings holds second annual ‘An Evening in Her Shoes’

Renew/Wings will hold the second annual “An Evening in Her Shoes” on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Elks Club in Cortez. This year’s pageant will be hosted by Jill Carlson and DJ’d by PA Jackson, with...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado Concerts announces lineup for 63rd season

Southwest Colorado Concerts hopes to bring another year of high-quality music to Cortez, starting with The David Osborne Trio on Oct. 9. David Osborne, known as “Pianist to the Presidents” because...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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