‘It’s a fantastic view of it all’; fire tower turns 50

DOLORES – Various birds zip and dive around the Benchmark Lookout fire tower as Rick Freimuth scans the horizon with binoculars for any sign of wildfire smoke. His panoramic view encompasses the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Harvest Festival is Oct. 3

The Dolores Harvest Festival and Car Show will take place Oct. 3 at Joe Rowell Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the organizer, the Dolores Chamber of Commerce got creative to avoid large crowds...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores campground’s prize Airstream recovered after theft

A beloved Airstream camper stolen from the Dolores River Campground has been recovered and is back home. The restored 1953 Airstream Flying Cloud decked out in 1950s décor is a popular rental at...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed south of Cortez is identified

A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night south of Cortez has been identified as Elijah “Eli” Cantsee of Towaoc. Cantsee, 19, was in the southbound lane of traffic on South...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed by vehicle south of Cortez

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday evening on U.S. Highway 160/491 just south of Cortez, according to the Montezuma County coroner. Coroner George Deavers said a 19-year-old...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Teens face charges in three-vehicle crash on Cortez Main Street

Two teenagers face charges of street racing and reckless driving after a three-vehicle crash at Main Street and Mildred Road in Cortez. Street racing by two drivers was a contributing factor, said...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two candidate forums coming up in Montezuma County

Two candidate forums are on the horizon in Montezuma County. On Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., the Montezuma League of Women Voters will host an online forum for Montezuma County Commissioner District 3...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Illegal pot farms a problem in county and statewide

Large and small illegal marijuana farms continue to be a problem in Montezuma County and across the state, said Sheriff Steve Nowlin and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The CBI has formed a...

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

New Mexico man receives 3 years’ probation for fatal Hwy. 160 crash

A Bloomfield, New Mexico, man accused of crossing the centerline on U.S. Highway 160, west of Hesperus, and killing a 56-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to three years’ probation after...

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

Former Cortez finance director pleads guilty to embezzlement

The former Cortez finance director pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzlement of public property and faces prison, probation and restitution if the court accepts the agreement. Katheryn Moss, 70,...

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

Eli Tomac gets off to slow starts in Redbud motocross

Eli Tomac of Cortez got off to a slow start in both motos Friday at Redbud National in Buchanan, Michigan, and finished sixth place overall. Zach Osborne won both motocross races wire to wire and...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Walk to end Alzheimer’s disease will be Sept. 19

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s event will take place Sept 19 in Southwest Colorado, but the format will be different because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of hosting a large gathering, the...

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

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