Wildfire breaks out near Placerville

A wildfire reported Sunday northeast of Placerville has triggered evacuations, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. The Green Meadows Fire grew to 60 acres by Sunday evening and was being...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hometown Congressman will exit Washington stage

In 2010, Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton embarked from the small city of Cortez on a five-term mission to pass legislation and inform Washington lawmakers about priorities and values of rural...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opposition in Four Corners to imported Estonian uranium grows

San Juan County, Utah, and the Navajo Nation have joined other groups to oppose a proposal by the White Mesa Mill in Blanding to accept radioactive material from Estonia. Mill owner Energy Fuels...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez finance director faces embezzlement charge

Felony charges have been filed against the former Cortez finance director in the city’s embezzlement case. Katheryn Moss, 70, faces one charge of theft and one charge of embezzlement of public...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire on Highway 145 causes damage north of Cortez

A property fire on Colorado Highway 145 near County Road N caused damage and sent one man to the hospital, said Cortez Fire Protection District Chief Jay Balfour. The fire badly damaged two sheds,...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health offers coronavirus antibody testing

Southwest Health System is offering antibody testing to determine whether a person has had COVID-19. The testing is available to anyone and begins July 8. Testing locations are at the main...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man revived, airlifted after heart attack on Telluride gondola

A man was revived Saturday after suffering a heart attack on the Telluride Ski Resort gondola, and a woman was rescued after being bucked off a horse on a mountain trail. The 65-year-old man from...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek and Cortez celebrate Fourth of July

Concerns about the pandemic shut down most Fourth of July activities, but a few went on with prevention measures. Dove Creek hosted a parade and fireworks display. Along the parade route,...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

July 4 will rock ’n’ roll at Montezuma County Fairgrounds

After the city of Cortez canceled the fireworks show, Montezuma County and local musicians decided to offer a free July Fourth music festival at the fairgrounds. The COVID-19 Rock ’n’ Roll Escape...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board OKs $34 million budget

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board of education approved a $34 million budget Tuesday night at its regular June meeting. The budget adjusted the one proposed a few weeks ago, after the...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unaffiliated candidate plans to petition onto ballot for commissioner

The race for Montezuma County Commissioner District 3 could get competitive. Rebecca Samulski of Mancos plans to petition onto the November ballot as an unaffiliated candidate. If her petition is...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historical inventory recalls Cortez’s past

The city of Cortez’s sixth inventory of historic properties identified more than a dozen buildings of historical importance — including the Cortez Post Office and three homes relocated from the old...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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