Cortez

On the air: KSJD DJ earns international recognition for second consecutive year

For more than15 years, Mancos resident Barbara Richhart has kept the airways at KSJD in Cortez buzzing with cowboy-Western music. And for the past two years, she has been recognized as DJ of the...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medians won't affect 29th annual Parade of Lights

The 29th annual Parade of Lights will continue its normal route this year even with the recent addition of medians on Main Street. Terry McCabe, broker and associate for Century 21 West Slope...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High school students involved in stabbing appear in court

Two female Montezuma-Cortez High School students allegedly involved in a stabbing near Walmart last Friday appeared in court this week. The first suspect is charged with nine counts, including one...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panthers will face rival Bayfield in 2A football playoffs

It’s been worth the wait. Hours after their regular-season capping victory over Albuquerque Academy, the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers team had to sit and wait. For nearly 36 hours, the Panthers held...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Google Street View car spotted on Main Street

About 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Google Street View car passed down Main Street in Cortez and turned onto Mildred Road as it captured images and mapping data of the area. Google Street View is a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High turnout seen for midterm elections in Montezuma County

Montezuma County participation in the Nov. 6 midterm general election is already higher than the 2014 midterms, Clerk and Recorder Kim Percell said. “Turnout has been great. We’ve been very busy,”...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Hall opens call for local artwork

The city of Cortez has opened a call for local artists to submit work for a series of exhibits inside City Hall. Eighteen artists, including at least six photographers, will be selected to show...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez selects drought-tolerant, low-growing plants for medians

Selecting plants for the Main Street medians in downtown Cortez was not a decision made lightly. Cortez Parks Superintendent Mark Boblitt said the city was limited to plants that are...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez awards $27K to local nonprofits

Cortez has awarded $27,000 in grant funding to local nonprofits. The City Council in a workshop on Oct. 23 went down a list of 31 applications totaling $118,000 in funding requests and tentatively...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez to adopt water conservation plan in November

Water consumption in Cortez has decreased 38.5 percent since 1990, but for Public Works Director Phil Johnson, that’s still too high. A consumer uses about 200 gallons of water each day, down from...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man’s third attempt to overturn murder conviction fails

The Colorado Court of Appeals has not been swayed by a third attempt to invalidate a murder conviction from a Mancos man who shot and killed his ex-wife’s divorce attorney. On March 4, 2005, Aric...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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