Survey: Cortez residents support fiber, are unhappy with internet speeds

Cortez has received the results of a residential broadband survey , but there are still plenty of unanswered questions regarding how the city will move forward. Telecom specialists at CCG...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who pays for the culvert? MVIC seeking judgment against county

Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. is seeking a court judgment in a dispute with the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners over which entity has the responsibility to pay for a replacement culvert....

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Treatment is changing to prevent opioid addiction

After Durangoan Florence Paillard had surgery on a herniated disk in her back last month, her doctor prescribed Tramadol, an opioid, without any refills. The limited prescription is evidence of...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Oct. 31 11:07 a.m. : A man walking his dog off-leash on the 600 block of N. Chestnut St. was cited for dog running at large. The dog was a white Australian Shepherd. 12:40 p.m. : A man...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Wood stove blamed in early morning Cortez fire

A house fire in Cortez early Tuesday morning was attributed to an improperly vented wood-burning stove. Cortez Police Lt. Andy Brock said two people were in the home, on N. Edith St., when the call...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado seat belt use increases to 86 percent

According to a new survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation, seat belt use in Colorado increased by 2.5 percent points in 2018 after three years of decline. CDOT’s 2018 State of Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter market at Four Seasons enters its sixth year

Three years ago, Vic Vanik was begging vendors to come to the winter market. Now in its sixth year, the winter market at Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery boasts 30 permanent merchants and a...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez observes Veterans Day with services, parade

One day after the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Americans observed Veterans Day on Monday with parades and celebrations in honor of those who served in the U.S. military. In Cortez,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Partners propose lakefront home lots for Totten

Four partners have a plan to subdivide and sell eight lots of lakefront property on Lake Totten to prospective homebuilders. The proposed lots would be the first homes directly on the lakefront....

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Candelaria industrial subdivision moving forward

Jim Candelaria received two items of good news on Tuesday night. In addition to winning the election for Montezuma County Board of Commissioners, the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Can we learn to live with wolves again?

In Colorado, we have 12 streams named Wolf Creek, yet officially, we have no wolves in our state. A reprint of a rare book helps to explain the loss of Colorado’s wolves, and the Durango Wolf...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Math festival brings 200 students to Fort Lewis College

Cori Davis, 10, a fifth-grader at Park Elementary School, discovered she could connect a bunch of squares to make a wheel “that really spins.” Her partner, Canyon Tucker, 10, a fellow fifth-grader...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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