Cortez

No Cortez trash pickup on Thanksgiving

There will be no trash pickup on Thanksgiving Day in Cortez, because of high winds that led to the early closure of the Montezuma County Landfill. The landfill closed early Wednesday and was closed...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s next after the failure of Proposition CC?

With the defeat of Proposition CC, voters ensured taxpayer refunds and the periodic legislative exercise in avoiding them are here to stay. The 2020 budget cycle is shaping up to be no exception....

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

HIV-prevention funding slashed in Colorado as diagnoses grow

An alert went out to health agencies in late summer: the number of Coloradans diagnosed with HIV was on the rise, especially women. The state health department is now predicting 455 people will...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

School district, community respond to 4A’s failure

The Re-1 school district’s proposed tax increase failed this November, and the district is trying to figure out how to move forward in its push to attract and retain teachers. Ballot Measure 4A...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thanksgiving feast warms the community

As a winter storm brewed outside, hundreds of community members enjoyed a warm Thanksgiving dinner with a side of good company at the cozy dining hall of the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez declares school board vacancy

The Montezuma-Cortez school board is currently one member down and is seeking candidates to fill the vacancy. The open seat comes after Kara Suckla decided not to seek reelection in the latest...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eleven candidates seek planning appointment

Eleven candidates submitted applications for two open seats on the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Board. The candidates are Janine Denney, Haley Leonard Saunders, Mindy Nelsen, Neal...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple suspected of thefts in Durango arrested after chase

It took a group effort, but an Albuquerque couple wanted for theft in Durango, among other jurisdictions, were caught and arrested last week in Cortez. According to the Durango Police Department,...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory is in effect through Tuesday

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 8 p.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. One to 3 inches of snow is possible in Montezuma County Monday night....

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridging a racial divide in Cortez schools

Overall test scores appear to be rising for Native American and non-Native students in Montezuma-Cortez schools, but work still remains to close gaps in performance and disciplinary action....

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Kinder Morgan wells approved near Lewis

Kinder Morgan heard neighborhood concerns about two new carbon dioxide wells west of Lewis that were approved for drilling by Montezuma County commissioners Nov. 5. The GP28 and GP30 well projects...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lieutenant governor attends mental health listening session

A wide range of stakeholders gathered at the Montezuma-Cortez High School library late Friday afternoon to talk about mental health needs. The event was hosted by the Keystone Policy Center’s...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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