Cortez

Results from the Montezuma County Fair’s open class

Pantry Adult, Canned Fruit Patty Randol, Blue, Reserve Champion; Ann Streett-Joslin, Blue Champion; Brandee Simmons, Blue, 3rd Yellow; Ann Street-Joslin, Champion; Ann Street-Joslin, Blue, Brandee...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Church wants to repurpose old Walmart building in Cortez

The long-vacant old Walmart building in Cortez Plaza is slated to become the new home of the Rock Springs Church. Plaza owner Tom Maley and church leaders were given preliminary approval for the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez becomes a top destination for Colorado Life magazine

FORT COLLINS – Colorado’s only statewide general-interest magazine can’t seem to get enough of Cortez and Montezuma County. Half of Colorado Life magazine’s 2018 issues have featured or will...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County Social Services office gets new director

The Montezuma County Department of Social Services has a new director. Gina Montoya came on board in July and has an extensive background in human services in the state. For 10 years, she was a...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire reaches 19,554 acres as interior pocket burns

The Plateau Fire reached 19,554 acres this week – up 3,254 acres since Aug. 12 – as green areas inside the containment area burned. The fire’s containment also increased, reaching 95 percent, up...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest lifts most closures near Burro Fire

A fire area closure around the Burro Fire has been lifted. The Burro Fire started on June 8 and burned 4,792 acres. It is 95 percent contained, but is still smoking in some areas, including...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Three injured during Escalante Days; child kicked by deputy’s horse

Three injuries were reported at this year’s Escalante Days, including one involving a horse with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol. About 11:30 a.m., a 4-year-old was kicked by the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paths to Mesa Verde meeting is Aug. 21

An update on the proposed Paths to Mesa Verde Trail between Mancos and Cortez will be given on Aug. 21, from 6-7 p.m. at Mancos Town Hall, 117 N. Main St. The 17-mile, multiuse trail will connect...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bocinsky selected for research and director position at Crow Canyon

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has announced that Dr. Kyle Bocinsky, Ph.D., has been appointed the first William D. Lipe Chair in Research and Director of the Research Institute at Crow...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado law to hold large internet companies accountable

A recently enacted state law could help ensure that faster internet service reaches customers when companies apply for state grants to fund infrastructure. The Colorado Legislature set aside $115...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Plateau Fire grows; containment remains 95 percent

The Plateau Fire north of Dolores grew to 17,778 acres as of Thursday morning, and containment remained at 95 percent. Cloudy skies, light rain and increased humidity on Wednesday limited the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man facing a jail sentence allegedly escapes deputies, police

A California man with a pending sentence for drug possession in Cortez has twice eluded law enforcement, officials say, once in court and again in a police pursuit. On Aug. 1, Alejandro Reyes left...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News