Cortez motorcyclist dies in crash north of Dolores

A Cortez man died in a motorcycle crash Sunday northeast of Dolores. Byron Vance Fish, 45, was traveling north when a pickup truck pulling a boat slowed down to make a right turn. A second...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Storm host shooting clinic

Tom Marumoto wasn’t sure how he ended up at Montezuma-Cortez High School last week. But there he was, standing at center court, addressing a group of area kids that had come to learn how to improve...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Montezuma County lifts fire ban, credits recent rains

At the recommendation of the sheriff and local fire chiefs, Montezuma County commissioners lifted the county-wide fire ban as of Aug. 15. “All the fire chiefs are in agreement to lift the ban,”...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Effort to bring back fruit economy moves ahead

An apple orchard revival is taking place in Southwest Colorado. The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project wants to return the region back to the glory days of the early 20th century when the apple...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medicare awards Southwest Memorial three-star rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicade Services recently awarded Southwest Memorial Hospital a three-star rating. The ratings are part of CMS’s Hospital Compare rating, which assessed more than...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners air land issues during Tipton visit

Montezuma County commissioners aired grievances about the federal government to the sympathetic ear of Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton during a meeting Wednesday in county chambers.Topics ranged...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medical marijuana doctors did not violate state law or rule

DENVER – State attorneys on Thursday agreed that a Durango doctor and three other physicians did not violate any law or rule, despite having their licenses suspended for allegedly abusing the...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Perseid meteor shower peaks Thursday in Colorado

This year, the Perseid meteor shower will be more of a downpour. Thursday night into early Friday, the annual meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors. Scientists...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez domestic dispute leads to crash, injured children

A man and woman face charges including assault with a deadly weapon after a domestic dispute in Cortez on July 29 that resulted in a vehicle collision that left three children with injuries,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll: 55 percent of Utahans support a Bears Ears monument

A recent poll commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts has found that 55 percent of Utah residents support the idea of a Bears Ears National Monument. Forty-one percent oppose the idea....

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Courthouse entrance debated by city, county

Montezuma County officials got a surprise this week when they learned that city of Cortez planners wanted the main traffic entrance to the new courthouse relocated by 185 feet for safety reasons....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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