Cortez

Aztec High School closed indefinitely after shooting

AZTEC, N.M. — A northwestern New Mexico high school where a deadly shooting occurred will remain closed until further notice. Authorities say 21-year-old William Atchison, a former student at Aztec...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos pop-up gallery introduces Back Roads Collective

One of the art shows that opened in Mancos Friday night as part of the Creative District’s Christmas celebration was a temporary pop-up gallery featuring rural art with a contemporary twist. The...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas comes to Mancos

Mancos’ Old-Fashioned Christmas hit full stride on Friday night with the Grand Winter Nights and continued Saturday with a holiday arts market at Main Street and Grand Avenue. HelloZark Studio...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities identify school shooter as 21-year-old Aztec man

AZTEC – A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paths to Mesa Verde depends on easements

Planners are still seeking the optimum path of least resistance for a proposed nonmotorized trail linking Cortez, Mesa Verde National Park, and Mancos. Paths to Mesa Verde envisions a 20-mile trail...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montelores Early Childhood Council hosts Christmas giveaway

Santa Claus will visit the Montelores Early Childhood Council for its annual Christmas family night event on Tuesday. The nonprofit hosts a gift-giving night every December, but this year, Dollar...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emil Johnson and the start of hospital care in Cortez

Emil E. Johnson was born in the south of Sweden in 1882. In 1897, he came with his brother, Otto, to Minnesota but settled on a farm in South Dakota. He did farm work and went to school. He was...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Last Cortez council meeting of the year planned for Tuesday

The Cortez City Council will meet for the last time this year on Tuesday. The council will meet for a workshop at 5:15 p.m., and start its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers. The...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Secretary of State Williams visits Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office got a visit from Colorado Secretary of State on Wayne Williams on Friday. Williams visited the county during a tour of clerk’s offices in the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos holiday art shows begin tonight

Mancos’s Old-Fashioned Christmas festivities will come to a head this weekend with multiple artistic events planned by the Creative District. The weekend will begin around 5 p.m. Friday with a...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez historic preservation board prepares for the future

The Cortez Historic Preservation Board wrapped up 2017 on Wednesday by approving a grant application, swearing in a new member and making other plans for next year. Holly Tatnall, of the Cortez...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez volunteers prepare for annual Christmas dinner

A group of local volunteers is preparing for the annual Cortez Christmas dinner. The event has been a Cortez tradition for more than 25 years, and organizer Mitchell Toms said it usually draws...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News