Montezuma County deputies search Haycamp Mesa, arrest man sought in collision

A Montezuma County investigation and search for a man suspected of forcing a female driver off the road led to an arrest Nov. 30 on Haycamp Mesa, said Sheriff Steve Nowlin. John Austin Fusco, 37,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus outbreaks hit Cortez nursing home, Walmart

New outbreaks of COVID-19 continue to hit Montezuma County and include a senior living center, a church, a county department and a major retailer. The county now has 14 active outbreaks in the...

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

A wandering young lion tracked 558 miles to Mesa Verde

A roaming young mountain lion has arrived at Mesa Verde National Park after traveling 558 miles from central New Mexico, wildlife officials report. The young male was fitted with a GPS collar by...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 hours 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

22nd Judicial District in Cortez holds court remotely

The 22nd Judicial District has implemented an order to conduct all court cases remotely because of the increase in COVID-19 cases in Montezuma and Dolores counties. Until further notice, criminal...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez schools receive Empire Electric rebate check

Empire Electric Association has paid the first rebate to the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District for installing energy efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units on four local...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Stalled Montezuma County recycling gets a reboot

Recycling options were disrupted in Montezuma County because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but services are up and running again, officials report. Local recycling is provided by the Montezuma County...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadline to enter Cortez Parade of Lights is Thursday, Dec. 3

In these trying times, the 31st annual Parade of Lights is scheduled to offer a glimmer of hope and holiday spirit. The event on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. is organized by The Four Corners Board of Realtors,...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Four new outbreaks in Montezuma County; five dead

Montezuma County has four new COVID-19 outbreaks, bringing its total to 10, and Dolores County has reported its first outbreak, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. As of...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: One victim of fatal plane crash near Telluride identified

A plane crash on Thursday east of Telluride killed both people on board, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. The pilot has been identified by the Sheriff as Bryan Lee Kill, 48, of...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Thanksgiving a to-go affair in Cortez

Hosting a takeout Thanksgiving meal for the community is the new main course in these pandemic times. To avoid a large gathering that could spread COVID-19, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Candlelight vigil held for health care workers in Cortez

A candlelight vigil was held at Southwest Memorial Hospital Wednesday to show gratitude for health care workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. About 30 people attended the vigil, organized by...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Final approval of Rico Trail plan pending

The Rico Trails Project has gained preliminary approval from the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. The draft decision and document that found no significant environmental...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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