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Cortez Celtic Fair happening Saturday

Dust off your kilts – the Cortez Celtic Fair returns to town this Saturday. This is the second year the fair has taken over the Parque de Vida, and it aims to celebrate Celtic heritage and support...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reconstruction begins on Colorado Highway 145

Reconstruction work began this week on the section of Colorado Highway 145 damaged by the rockfall north of Dolores over Memorial Day Weekend. The highway will not be rerouted, and total...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Semitrailer overturns on U.S. Highway 491

A semitrailer overturned off U.S. Highway 491 Friday afternoon, rolling onto the Stotz Equipment store property and hitting a power line. The driver reported minor injuries and was transported to...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather service issues flood warning for Dolores River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Dolores River lasting through Monday. At 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, the river level at the gauge near Rico was at 4.8 feet, a foot...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos residents concerned about Marshal’s Office, ICE

Recent law enforcement activity in Mancos has led some residents to raise concerns that the Marshal’s Office has been unfairly targeting local residents based on race or immigration status. Around...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Benton Yazzie: Art as therapy

For Benton Yazzie, art is a therapy which has seen him through difficulties, solitude, and mistreatment. Yazzie, a Navajo artist who now lives in Cortez, grew up on a reservation in western New...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conquistador Golf Course marketing expands

Cortez city officials continue growing Conquistador Golf Course’s promotional efforts – and want to emphasize that the course and nearby Phil’s World are Cortez sites, for marketing and tourism...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rosa Belongs Here benefit concert

This Friday is the debut concert of the High Desert String Quartet, with proceeds to benefit Rosa Sabido and the sanctuary movement in Mancos. The concert will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Cowboy Run set for June 22

Runners will be winding their way through the Mancos Valley next week for the annual Mancos Cowboy Half Marathon. The June 22 event raises funds for the Mancos Public Library, and features two...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos high-schooler competes in international science fair

Rising Mancos 11th grader Kylie Guiles is making scientific waves in the Four Corners. This past year, she was selected to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Ute Mountain Roundup: Looking back at a Cortez celebration

The 89th annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo offers a chance for wranglers, bull riders and even young mutton busters to prove their mettle. But it’s also a celebration of community, of time-honored...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez parade kicks off last day of Ute Mountain Roundup

Cortez residents lined Montezuma Avenue early Saturday afternoon for an annual tradition: the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo Parade. The parade included floats and marchers alike. Businesses and local...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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