‘Real beer’ hits Cortez grocery store shelves

A six-pack of full-strength Trippel Belgian Style Ale now sits on the shelf at Safeway in Cortez. The ale, 8.5 percent alcohol by volume, sits alongside a 9 percent pack of Voodoo Ranger Imperial...

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

Woman’s lawsuit accuses funeral home of illegally harvesting mother’s body parts

A La Plata County woman has filed a lawsuit accusing a Montrose funeral home and a business that harvests and sells body parts of dismembering her mother and selling the body parts without her...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond relief denied in December kidnapping, robbery case on Road G

One of two defendants suspected of kidnapping, robbing and threatening to kill and bury a hitchhiker on County Road G in December was denied a bond reduction Wednesday in Montezuma County Court....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado to get a permanent weather radar system

It’s official: A permanent weather radar system for Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners is on its way. Recently, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs awarded $1.7 million in funding for...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu season less severe in Colorado this year

Flu season in Colorado is less severe than the record-setting flu season the state experienced last year, according to state health officials. Statewide, 960 people have been hospitalized with flu...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Welcome Center replacing HVAC before summer

Tourists who stop by the Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez this summer will find refuge from the heat. The City Council on Tuesday awarded a $140,000 bid to Comfort Air to install a new heating,...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elected officials take oath of office

Nine Montezuma County officials elected Nov. 6 were sworn in to serve the oath of public office by Chief District Court Judge Douglas Walker during a ceremony Tuesday at the Montezuma County...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez students taking part in Colorado All-State Band

Three Montezuma-Cortez High School students are taking part in the Colorado All-State Band, after competing against 886 students from 158 schools for a spot. Through an intensive audition process,...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council chamber gets audio upgrade

The audio system in the Cortez City Hall council chambers has been upgraded just in time for the first City Council meeting of 2019. Before the upgrades, General Services Director Rick Smith said...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retiring Cortez finance director staying on as contractor

Cortez Finance Director Kathi Moss retires Wednesday after 33 years of service with the city but will continue to work into 2019 on a contractual basis. The City Council on Tuesday approved a...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers laid foundation for successful homeless shelter in Cortez

Thirteen years ago, a small group of volunteers in Cortez vowed to do something about homeless people dying in their community during the winter, so they opened an emergency shelter. “People didn’t...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Driver faces charge after New Year’s crash in Dolores River

Colorado Highway 145 was briefly closed Jan. 4 between Dolores and Telluride after a work crew recovered a vehicle that had crashed onto the frozen Dolores River near Stoner. The highway was closed...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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