Republicans coming up empty in search for caucus site

Montezuma County Republicans are scrambling to secure sites to host party caucus meetings. The caucuses are set for March 1. At a GOP luncheon last week, Precinct 8 co-chair Patti French advised...

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

Outdoor dining proposal for downtown inches forward

A proposal to allow downtown bars and restaurants the ability to provide outdoor dining opportunities inched forward this week. Officially presented to the Cortez City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 12,...

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

Nearly 9,000 call for protections to Mesa Verde’s horses

On deadline day for public input, nearly 9,000 citizens sent letters demanding protection for horses roaming Mesa Verde National Park, which wildlife officials say are trespassing and damaging a...

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

Sheriff blotter

Monday, Jan. 4 1 p.m. A man reported that someone rummaged through his vehicle while parked at his residence on the 6000 block of County Road 24.8. No items were missing. 11:02 p.m. A man was...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: For the record

Children’s advocates plan robust lobby effort in Denver

For child advocates, childhood care, health and education are top priorities during the 2016 legislative session. The Colorado General Assembly convened last week. During the 120-day session, which...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Sanitation officials blame sewer problem on inmate flushing habits

Montezuma County inmates are under suspicion, but not for unlawful activity. Cortez Sanitation District officials suspect that inmates at the 104-bed Montezuma County jail are flushing items in...

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

Preview Jorgenson Bluegrass Band boasts a proven pedigree

If you are a bluegrass fan, or even if you are not, you are in for a treat when the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band performs in Cortez on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the M-CHS Auditorium at 7 p.m. This...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Sheriff rolls out Pay My Jailer debt-collection service

To help collect more than $300,000 in inmate debt, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is turning to the Internet. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin plans to roll out Pay My Jailer, a...

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

Cortez man’s court fight over privacy fence delayed

Last week, municipal officials agreed to stay a trial stemming from a code enforcement violation issued to a South Madison Street property owner in June. Outside of City Hall, Joe James, the...

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

Tomac finishes fourth in first race after injuries

Eli Tomac kicked off the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series with a fourth-place finish in the 450SX Class on Saturday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Last year, the 23-year-old...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Panthers fall to No. 3 Ignacio, 63-57

For the first half, the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers played like they were the undefeated state-ranked team, while the 5-0 and Class 2A No. 3 Ignacio Bobcats floundered. The Panthers played a...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Southwest Memorial Hospital a leader in antibiotic stewardship

A Southwest Memorial Hospital pharmacist is part of a national group setting the standard for antibiotic stewardship in hospitals. Marc J. Meyer, a registered pharmacist, is collaborating with the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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