‘Celebrating our Freedom’

Several thousand people showed up to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday Monday at City Park, Centennial Park and Parque de Vida in Cortez. The smell of barbecue filled the air as families from all...

DATE: July 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

County seeks sales tax for high-speed internet

Montezuma County commissioners have agreed to ask voters in November to approve a county sales tax that would finance new broadband infrastructure for improved internet service countywide....

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez swim clubs take Telluride, Grand Junction

The Mesa Verde Aquatics Club Rapids and Cortez Leopard Sharks each sent swimmers to the Telluride Open and Grand Junction Invite the weekend of June 23-25. In what MVAC head coach Kevin Ketterer...

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Firefighting budgets, resources subject of hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and other members of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources met last week to discuss a bill aimed at improving forest management and wildfire...

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Firecracker of a golf tournament

There were seven different flights at the Firecracker Golf Tournament at Conquistador Golf Course this weekend, including a pro flight, ladies flight and five amateur flights.Bob and Tom Kalinowski...

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Golden Sunrise Acupuncture opens in Cortez

Anna Osuna has opened Golden Sunrise Acupuncture Clinic at 2423 E. Main St., Suite. 5 in Cortez. Osuna spent time during her career in the Pacific Northwest and Dolores. Now, she and her husband...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

State Sen. Aguilar promotes ColoradoCare in Cortez

Colorado has developed a reputation as a “maverick” state for health care reform, said State Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver.Since 2010, there have been four different major health care reform...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boutique Air CEO stands by airline’s safety

Boutique Air CEO Shawn Simpson on Friday heralded the “extreme reliability” of the Pilatus PC-12 single-engine aircraft — the plane his company uses – to fly passengers to almost all of the 23...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Lightning strike ignites small fire at Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde National Park reported Friday afternoon that a lightning strike caused a small fire east of the Cedar Tree Tower archaeological site. Mesa Verde’s Park Point Lookout tower spotted the...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stacey Hall retires after 31 years with RE-1

After 31 years as an RE-1 employee, Montezuma-Cortez High School athletic director Stacey Hall is retiring. Hall’s retirement becomes official on July 1, 2016, but she will stay at M-CHS for one...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cody Lansing, Cooper McClain and David Jones return from the National Junior High Finals Rodeo

Cody Lansing, Cooper McClain and David Jones have returned from the National Junior Finals Rodeo, held June 19-25 in Lebanon, Tennessee. Representing the Arizona High School Rodeo Association’s...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

How one Utah county silenced Native American voters

To understand why Wilfred Jones wanted an ambulance, you have to understand where he lives. San Juan County, in southeastern Utah, is nearly as big as New Jersey but is home to fewer than 15,000...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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