Cortez

Questions loom regarding bandstand at Montezuma Park

There are plenty of questions regarding a potential bandstand at Montezuma Park, but Cortez City Council on Tuesday gave it the nod to move forward with a rezone. The Cortez Retail Enhancement...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 7 hours 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez adds old courthouse to historic register

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday added the Montezuma County Courthouse to the city of Cortez Register of Historic Structures, Sites and Districts. Both the original 1937 structure and the 1960...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought level drops a notch for Montezuma County

A drop in drought intensity for Montezuma County, combined with mountain snowpack tracking near 100 percent of average, bodes well for the 2019 irrigation season. The Four Corners area has been the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 13 hours 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

High school band performing with adult musicians

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Symphonic Winds will perform with local adult musicians in a week, and tickets are on sale. The “Voices of Winds” concert on Feb. 2 will feature the high school...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 7 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Jan. 9 8:32 a.m. : A man backed into a car parked at Aneth Lodge, 645 E. Main St., and left a note with contact information. There was minor damage to both vehicles. 11:40 p.m. : A...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: For the record

Federal shutdown not affecting local wild horse herd

The wild horses of the federally managed Spring Creek Basin herd in Disappointment Valley are blissfully unaware of the government shutdown, and have not been impacted, according to a volunteer....

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez considering city-provided day care

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday brainstormed the possibility of a city-provided day care service. City Manager John Dougherty proposed the concept in a memo to City Council. At the workshop on...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 7 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural lawmakers want government health insurance for Colorado

Two rural legislators want Colorado to become the first state in the country to offer a government-run health plan to combat the rising costs of health insurance. Rep. Marc Catlin, R-Montrose, and...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Cortez Middle School students die by suicide

Over the long weekend, two Cortez Middle School students died by suicide, and one district high school student attempted suicide, according to school district officials. “Anytime that we lose a...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez nonprofit awards over $300,000 to state food banks

Last week, Cortez nonprofit Onward! A Legacy Foundation awarded $326,000 in state funding to 70 food pantries and food banks across Colorado. The money was provided through the Food Pantry...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: U.S. 491 reopens; semitrailer crash causes injury

U.S. 491 has reopened north of Cortez following a closure due to adverse weather and hazardous driving conditions. Weather conditions have improved, and snowplow crews have sanded and plowed to...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner starts to separate himself from party

DENVER – Republican Sen. Cory Gardner helped mastermind the GOP’s midterm strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to President Donald Trump. But heading into his own 2020 re-election bid in...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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