Donations help summer reading program succeed

The Cortez Public Library would like to thank the following for helping make our 2016 Summer Reading Program such a success: McDonald’s gave gift certificates/bookmarks for Happy Meals; Three...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Rocky Mountain Energy Summit examines intersecting industry issues

DENVER – The theme of this year’s Rocky Mountain Energy Summit was evolution. Stakeholders, including some of the most powerful oil and gas executives in the West, heard from politicians about how...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Broadband project is still alive, but it hinges on SB 152

A proposed $39 million internet broadband project for Montezuma County is moving forward, but proponents have shifted their immediate focus to a measure on the November ballot.In November, voters...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judy Bryan wins Best of Show at Dolores quilt show

Judy Bryan is the winner of the Best of Show award in the 2016 Dolores Mountain Quilters Guild show, held Friday and Saturday at the Dolores Community Center. Linda Towle is the second-place...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Biochar seen as potential market for forest

A type of biomass may be an untapped market for the vast stands of ponderosa pine in the San Juan National Forests that are in dire need of thinning. Ponderosa timber does not have a very lucrative...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police blotter

Sunday, Aug. 14 2:20 a.m. : An intoxicated man lying on the sidewalk was arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace and resisting arrest at S. Beech St. and E. Main St. A second intoxicated man...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: For the record

Boutique Air starts Cortez flights in October

Direct flights from Cortez to Denver and Phoenix will start Oct. 1 with Boutique Air.The airline was awarded an Essential Air Service (EAS) bid from the U.S. Department of Transportation earlier...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde to host Centennial Fun Run

Mesa Verde National Park staff will host a Centennial Fun Run and Walk on Sept. 17 as part of celebrations for the National Park Service Centennial. A 5.5-mile race will begin at 9 a.m. at the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead beneath table at Cortez City Park

A man was found dead in Cortez City Park on Thursday evening, and the cause of death is being investigated, Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane said on Friday.Delton Ben, 35, was discovered under a picnic...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County author writes kids mystery novel

Montezuma County author Lynette Harrell’s new book for adolescents is inspired by real-life people, places and experiences in Southwest Colorado. “The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Historic McElmo flume awarded final funding

The historic McElmo Flume is set to get a final makeover, thanks to a $180,000 grant awarded this month to Montezuma County from the Colorado State Historical Society. “It is the last piece of the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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