Cortez

Collision on U.S. 491 closes highway

A collision between a pickup truck and a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 491 Tuesday hospitalized one man and closed the highway about 2 miles north of Pleasant View. The crash was reported at 1:19...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Yellow Jacket Fire reaches 395 acres; containment is 50%

A fire in Yellow Jacket Canyon southwest of Lewis reached 395 acres Monday and was 50% contained by Tuesday. The blaze, dubbed the Yellow Jacket Fire, has burned on private land and on Canyons of...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez plans to step up reopening of facilities

After months of closures, the city of Cortez gradually has reopened facilities and services. Keeping up with rapidly changing rules and regulations, officials have reopened many programs and...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat for Humanity celebrates new home build

Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County just kicked off another home build in Cortez, with plans to finish it by this fall. Last week, Habitat for Humanity’s board of directors, staff, supporters,...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paths to Mesa Verde awarded construction funds

Montezuma County has been awarded a $5.8 million federal grant to construct the first 7.5 miles of the 17-mile Paths to Mesa Verde Trail connecting the national park with Mancos and Cortez. The...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free COVID testing offered Thursday

The Montezuma County Public Health Department will provide free COVID-19 testing on June 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the north side of the Southwest Memorial Hospital campus at the EMS garage. The...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mutual aid comes to Four Corners

The Four Corners Mutual Aid Network, a local group that sprang up this spring in the Four Corners, is spearheading efforts to help individuals and communities by handling fundraising and fund...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fair gets green light

The Montezuma County Fair plans to kick off July 24 with a country music concert, then continue July 28 to Aug. 1 with traditional events. Larger events such as fairs and concerts are now possible...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiesta Theatre in Cortez reopens Friday

After three months of shuttered doors, the Fiesta Theatre in downtown Cortez is slated to reopen this Friday. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted all sectors of society, including movie...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Celtic Fair canceled, rescheduled for 2021

The third annual Cortez Celtic Fair has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and rescheduled for 2021. The summer event , which celebrates Celtic heritage and raises money for local...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juneteenth holiday honored in Cortez

At Cortez Veterans Park Friday, about 40 people attended the Juneteenth holiday event that honors the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. The commemoration is widely celebrated...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire crews reach 90% containment on Loading Pen Fire near Dolores

The Loading Pen Fire near Stoner in the Dolores River Valley remained at 42 acres Friday and was 90% contained, fire officials said, and more than half the firefighters who have been working on it...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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