Lunar eclipse will be visible in Cortez on Sunday

On Sunday, Jan. 20, Southwest Colorado will see a total lunar eclipse, weather permitting. The partial eclipse will wax at 8:33 p.m., then become a total eclipse at 9:41 p.m., weather watcher James...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo artist shares unique sand painting style in Cortez

The Navajo for generations have created sand paintings for use in sacred ceremonies. Diné artist Bento Yazzie has a unique take on the art form, but he struggles to describe what it’s like to paint...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez awarded $70K grant for recycling truck

Cortez has purchased a new curbside recycling truck with the help of a $70,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The funding comes from CDPHE’s Recycling...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde initially open; now closed during U.S. shutdown

An unpaid park ranger posted at the front entrance to Mesa Verde National Park has been turning away visitors for about two weeks because the partial federal government shutdown has parked the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan plans for new well near Goodman Point

Permits for a new Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide well in the Goodman Point area gained approval from the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning commissioners Thursday, and it could indicate an expanded...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Montezuma County septic system rules begin in 2019

New septic system regulations under the Montezuma County Health Department kicked in Jan. 1. Under the Transfer of Title program , when a residential or commercial property meets certain criteria,...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: One person dies in crash south of Cortez

One person died Thursday night on U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez after a semitrailer and pickup truck collided on the McElmo Creek bridge, law enforcement officers said. According to a...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

USA medical veterinarian stationed in Cortez

Melissa Cleavinger, a U.S. Department of Agriculture medical veterinarian for southwest Colorado, is stationed in Cortez. She told the Montezuma County Board of Health about her role as the...

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

Thank you for making Christmas dinner a success

Once again, the Cortez Community and businesses have made the 28th Annual Community Christmas Dinner a success! Over 350 meals were served on Christmas Day at the County Annex or delivered to...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Plea deal pending for woman who faces repeat drug charges

A Montezuma County resident on a 12-month deferred sentence for drug charges in February 2018 picked up similar drug charges in December and in 2019 received two summons after her dog allegedly...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioners’ meetings changed to Tuesday

For more than 20 years, the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners has held weekly meetings on Monday. Beginning Jan. 15, the all-day meetings will be held on Tuesday, beginning at 9 a.m. The...

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

Cowbelles raise quilt along Main Street

The Southwestern Cowbelles ceremoniously posted their annual quilt in the windows at Southwest Printing on Thursday, meaning that raffle tickets for a chance to take home the handcrafted quilt are...

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

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