May restaurant inspections: Two Dolores restaurants have minor slips

Colorado has implemented new restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez parade kicks off last day of Ute Mountain Roundup

Cortez residents lined Montezuma Avenue early Saturday afternoon for an annual tradition: the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo Parade. The parade included floats and marchers alike. Businesses and local...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents report flooding along Dolores River

Rivers in Southwest Colorado on Saturday again approached flood stage as warm weather sent snowmelt downstream overnight. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued flood advisories for the...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family ties on the second night of Ute Mountain Roundup

After hundreds of miles on the road and dozens of hours behind the steering wheel, Coleman, Texas natives Brent Arnold and Walt Arnold arrived in Cortez on June 7 to participate in the second night...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Frazier Shows carnival a Cortez summer tradition

At the Frazier Shows carnival Friday night, friends and family had fun socializing and taking thrill rides with names like Cliff Hanger, Freak Out, Starship and Vertigo. This is the 24th year...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon cuts 12 staff, announces turnaround plan

As part of a financial turnaround, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced an 18 percent cut in administrative staff this week. In January, the education and research campus west of Cortez saw...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

First rodeo night features military tribute

The first night of the annual Ute Mountain Roundup was filled with contests for all ages, plenty of clown banter and a memorable tribute to fallen heroes. The rodeo at the Montezuma County...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo gets underway in Cortez

For the 89th time in its rich and storied history, the Ute Mountain Roundup kicked off with the type memorable moments and family-first atmosphere that have made it one of Cortez’s most popular...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Feasibility study considered for convention center

After initial research, informal surveys, and brainstorming sessions for a new convention center in Montezuma County, it is now time for a feasibility study, according to a small group of...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kemper students win national math awards

This year, eight Kemper Elementary students won national awards for mathematical excellence through the Math Olympiad program. The program involves a series of written challenges administered...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New website for RE-1

The Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 has a new website, which staff members say is more user-friendly. The updated site , in the works for several months, aims to improve communication with...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shiprock man sentenced to 30 years for Towaoc sex assault

A Shiprock man was sentenced this week by a Durango federal court for aggravated sexual assault near Towaoc in July. Merle Denezpi was sentenced Monday to serve 30 years in prison and 10 years on...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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