Cortez

Woman creates Four Corners haven for Welsh ponies

Vickie Paxton talks about the ponies on her farm as if they were her children. Each one has an official name on the registry of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America, often long-winded ones...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Posada’ at Mancos church to honor Rosa Sabido, Jeanette Vizguerra

The Mancos United Methodist Church is planning an event to celebrate Christmas and honor immigrant Rosa Sabido’s 200th day in sanctuary. On Saturday, Dec. 23, the church will host a “posada,” a...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board adopts $3.5 million budget

During its Wednesday meeting, the Mancos Town Board adopted a 2018 budget that includes more money going out than coming in. The $3.5 million budget includes decreased spending in several...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-polygamous sect leader gets nearly 5 years in fraud case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. dies in Arizona at 96

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in Arizona. Navajo Nation officials say Teddy Draper Sr. died Thursday at...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board considers regulations for planning and zoning commission

During its Wednesday meeting, the Mancos Town Board discussed whether members of the Planning and Zoning Commission should be paid for meetings they do not attend. Right now commission members...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

First Southwest Bank Partners with online education program

First Southwest Bank announced in a news release that it will sponsor a web-based financial literacy program to 31 schools in the San Luis Valley, Pagosa, Bayfield, Durango and Cortez areas. The...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County man suspected of creating explosive devices set for trial

District Judge William Herringer heard testimony and arguments Wednesday in a case involving a La Plata County man suspected of creating improvised explosive devices in his home earlier this year....

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council honors long-term employees

During its meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council presented the annual anniversary awards for long-term city employees. Staff members received cash awards and jackets with the “city of Cortez”...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ancestral Pueblo practices could save New Mexico pinelands

On a hot summer afternoon in 2011, a gust of wind blew an aspen into a power line in northern New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains. Electrical sparks ignited the Las Conchas Fire, which burned more than an...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council appoints members of public arts advisory board

The Cortez City Council voted Tuesday to appoint the seven people who will sit on the new public art advisory committee. Sonja Horoshko, Heidi Brugger, Brandon Shubert, Aaron LeMay, Kirbi Vaughn,...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit hopes to plant community garden in Cortez

The Cortez City Council voted Tuesday to express its support for a nonprofit that wants to build a community grow space in town. Needful Provision, Inc., a nonprofit based in Dolores, is applying...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News