Cortez

Final plans for south side park are introduced

On Wednesday, more than 50 Cortez residents attended an open house event at the Evangel Assembly of God church to see the final plans for the new south side park that will replace the demolished...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cultural Center awarded $10,000 historic preservation grant

On Wednesday, Cortez Cultural Center executive director Rebecca Levy announced that the center was awarded a $10,000 grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund to conduct a historic...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board recall fails; McCoy retains seat

Voters rejected an attempt to remove Dolores RE-4A school board member Vangi McCoy in Tuesday’s mail-in recall election. McCoy retained her seat on the board after 485 voted against her recall and...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

PCC Southwest names Rubadeau interim executive dean

Pueblo Community College President Patty Erjavec announced Tuesday that Mary Rubadeau will be the interim executive dean for the college’s Southwest Campus in Mancos and its site at Durango High...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ultralight plane crashes south of Cortez

A man who was injured as his ultralight aircraft crashed Tuesday in a remote field south of Cortez was assisted by a British tourist who witnessed the accident while driving. “I saw him flying...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Wildfires don’t hurt hot real estate markets

More people than ever want to live on the wild edges of Western cities, despite the risk wildfires pose to their homes. A recent study by researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Draft bill would provide incentives for fire mitigation

Homeowners living near open spaces could receive financial incentives for clearing brush, trees and other fire hazards from around their homes if draft legislation passes next year. The draft...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

PCC to close cosmetology program at Southwest campus

The cosmetology program at Pueblo Community College Southwest in Mancos will close in May 2019. The school cut the program because of low enrollment and unsustainable jobs in the Mancos/Cortez...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rancher vs. engineer battle in state Senate District 6

State Sen. Don Coram, a veteran lawmaker with a reputation as a moderate Republican, is facing Democrat Guinn Unger, an active backer of the single-payer health care measure in the 2016 election in...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Forest finalizes Glade grazing plan

A new cattle grazing plan for the Glade area of the San Juan National Forest north of Dolores has been finalized. Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla has issued a final record of decision for the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Stormy’s Gymnastics returns home to Main Street

Stormy’s Gymnastics has come full circle. After several years providing youth fitness programs at different locations in Cortez, owners Rayna Hale and Randy Quilling have brought their youth...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New artworks adorn the walls of City Hall

In August, Cortez City Council paid $5,332 for four pieces of artwork, which now hang in City Hall. The pieces were selected by the Cortez Public Arts Advisory Committee, chaired by Sonja Horoshko,...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News