Forest Service offers lightning-safety reminders

The San Juan National Forest would like to remind people of the serious risk posed by lightning, especially in the high country during summer. The following are some common myths and facts about...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma native helped discover gravitational waves

A Montezuma County native and Montezuma-Cortez High School graduate was involved in a major scientific breakthrough earlier this winter — the discovery of gravitational waves.Margot Phelps helped...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Book updates guide to New Mexico mountains

The enthusiasm that Cortez author Liesl Ungnade has for the New Mexico backcountry is contagious. Her new book, “Guide to the New Mexico Mountains,” ignites an urge to head out and climb a peak,...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Police: Towaoc woman steals, crashes SUV in Cortez yard

A woman stole a car from the Safeway parking lot Saturday and crashed it in a front yard, Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane said Monday. Samantha Gates Morris, 19, of Towaoc, stole a 2009 Chevy...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico museum remembers mining, railroad days

Drive north on scenic Colorado Highway 145 past legacy ranches on the Dolores River, and you’ll find a new destination in the mountain town of Rico – a restored mining and railroad museum that...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Paths to Mesa Verde’ trail moves forward

The countywide Paths to Mesa Verde trail project took a step forward on Monday, June 20 as the Montezuma County Commission authorized negotiations between the county and consulting firm Loris and...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

County approves Jaynes to build new courthouse

On Monday, the Montezuma County commission approved Jaynes Corp. as the general contractor for the new combined courthouse project, and set a guaranteed maximum price of $8,268,783. The...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Primary ballots are due by 7 p.m. Tuesday

Residents who want to vote in the Republican or Democratic primaries have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to cast their ballots.There are three contested races on the GOP ballot, and one on the Democratic...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters ending controlled burns at Long Draw

Firefighters continued this weekend to manage the Long Draw fire, which was caused by a lightning strike east of the Dolores-Norwood Road about 20 miles north of Dolores. U.S. Forest Service...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Music and movies will debut at Montezuma County Fair

The 2016 Montezuma County Fair – July 29 to Aug. 6 – is bringing in new events and encouraging more participation from the general public. “We’re looking for a better turnout, and want the...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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