Assistant DA Margeson announces candidacy

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Margeson of the 22nd Judicial District has announced his candidacy for the District Attorney position in the Nov. 2020 election. Margeson, a Republican, has been...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes elect Heart with strong support

Ute Mountain Utes have again elected Manuel Heart to lead the 2,100-member tribe in Southwest Colorado. In a landslide victory Friday, Heart earned 231 votes to become the next tribal chairman,...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

National popular vote debated at Fort Lewis College

A movement to elect the president by winner of the national popular vote would create a system that values every voter equally, according to a proponent. But a critic said the change would simply...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

Jared Scott and Elizabeth Philbrick have joined a regional effort to restore a vibrant economy in Southwest Colorado revolving around the apple. EsoTerra, their startup company that will produce...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort starts making snow; opening date announced

Purgatory Resort began blowing snow this week on the heels of its third-snowiest season since it opened more than 50 years ago. Snow towers sprayed frozen mist on Purgatory’s base area Friday...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez delays decision on land use code until January

The Cortez City Council voted to push a final reading and hearing on the city’s land use code update through the end of January – giving residents an extra 3½ months to submit comments. The code...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County continues effort to assert control over U.S. roads

The Montezuma County commissioners are continuing their effort to assert management rights of historic trails and roads on federal lands, and are also considering raising the budget to pave more...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More scenic byways expected within a year

WASHINGTON – A revival of the National Scenic Byways program is underway after a bill became law last month requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to open an application process for new...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artifacts taken from Mesa Verde are coming home

After more than 100 years in a museum in Finland, the ancestral remains of Native American tribes that once called the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park home are coming back to Southwest...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Western Colorado’s first cold front of fall coming Wednesday

The first major cold front of fall is expected to arrive Wednesday in Western Colorado, dropping temperatures to 20 degrees below normal through Friday. The front will cool down eastern Utah and...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annie Moses Band opens Southwest Colorado Concerts season

The Nashville-based Annie Moses Band will open the Southwest Colorado Concerts season on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium. The Juilliard-trained musicians, who...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lantern Fest putting community gardens to bed

The Common Ground Cortez Community Gardens will be put to bed next week, and gardeners are marking the event with a Lantern Fest. The event is intended to encourage community members to connect art...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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