Cortez

New center provides emergency aid, counseling to veterans

A new veterans center quietly opened last month in Bodo Industrial Park south of downtown Durango to provide emergency aid, free counseling and a variety of other services to those in need. The...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s economy winning, but not everyone shares in victory

Colorado’s economy is, by almost any measure, red hot. Job growth, business formation and wages all are up. But even the most robust economy doesn’t serve everyone. Hidden in the averages are...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Archaeology conference coming to Elks Lodge Sept. 22

Hisatsinom, the local chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, is hosting the society’s annual conference in Cortez. Presentations will be made on various topics relevant to archaeology in...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspects in Cortez-area pot raid appear in court

Eight Chinese-speaking defendants arrested Aug. 28 for allegedly cultivating marijuana illegally at several properties in Montezuma County appeared Wednesday before County Court Judge JenniLynn...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remaining Plateau Fire road and trail closures lifted

The closure area for the Plateau Fire north of Dolores has been lifted, reports the San Juan National Forest. Many hazards still exist in the burn area, including falling trees, burning areas,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon plans public celebration of life for trustee David Fraley

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center will host a public celebration of life for trustee David Fraley on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at 23390 Road K in Cortez. He died Aug. 31 at age 63. Fraley, vice...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scraping out a living in the ditches of Montezuma County

Editor’s note: This is the second of two Looking Back columns about the Hammond brothers. Part 1 published on Aug. 3. By James Hammond James, Allen and Matthew Hammond came from Quebec to Colorado....

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | COLUMN: Looking back

Astronaut shares experiences with audience at Canyons museum

Want to be an astronaut? “Do stuff. Learn stuff,” says former NASA astronaut Rick Hieb. Speaking Saturday at the Canyon of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, Hieb shared his experiences as an...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community mourns Fraley, remembers his legacy

David Fraley, a well-known local businessman with a sense of civic duty and love of archaeology, died Friday. He was 63. According to his obituary , Fraley was born April 2, 1955, in Abilene,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial has plan to recover financial health

Southwest Memorial Hospital is struggling financially, but a robust recovery plan has been implemented to right the ship, top managers told a crowd of 50 concerned citizens and staff at a recent...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado students show gains in literacy on 2018 state tests

More than half of all Colorado students in third through eighth grades continue to fall below state expectations in reading, writing and math, according to results of state tests students took this...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World