Cortez

UPDATE: Two men in fatal crash off County Road G are ID’d

One person was killed and another injured in a single-vehicle crash in Cortez Tuesday morning. Capt. Adrian Driscoll, of the Colorado State Patrol Troop 5A, said the crash occurred at 7:47 a.m. on...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 hours 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County faces $1 million budget deficit, cutbacks

In the face of a $1 million budget deficit for 2018, Montezuma County has implemented a hiring freeze and will not give raises. In addition, the county commission voted 3-0 to reverse their earlier...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Thursday, Nov. 2 11:43 a.m. : A man was remanded to custody from Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St. Saturday, Nov. 4 4:02 a.m. : A man was arrested in the 4000 block of U.S....

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: For the record

City of Cortez unveils new recycling rules

Several months after announcing planned changes to the city’s recycling program, Cortez has put out a list of new regulations. Recycling coordinator Colby Earley told the Cortez City Countil during...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

October test shows no mussels at McPhee; recreation impacted

A coalition of local government agencies that formed to prevent an invasive mussel contamination at McPhee Reservoir can claim victory in its first year. A test in October showed no sign of the...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers to review policy on sexual harassment

DENVER – Colorado’s highest-ranking legislators responded Tuesday to harassment complaints against lawmakers by announcing a formal review of their procedures for identifying, reporting and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

For Pets Sake Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving

The 14th annual Turkey Trot, a race held to benefit the For Pets Sake humane society, will be held in Cortez on Thursday. Registration starts at 9 a.m. in Parque De Vida, and the 1-kilometer race...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local band The Aloha Club to play at Mesa Verde Luminaria

The Aloha Club plays to bring joy and sense of community to audiences. They will play a mix of Hawaiian and Christmas music at Mesa Verde National Park’s annual Luminaria Holiday Open House on...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus woman charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty

A 46-year-old Hesperus woman has been charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty after a lengthy investigation into the mistreatment of animals on her property in southwestern La Plata...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Images plays to full house in ‘Locals’ concert

The local band Images performed for a packed crowd Sunday at Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium for the “Celebrate! Locals” concert. The performance featured piano, bass, drums,...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 23 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Thanksgiving table being set

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and Grace’s Kitchen are setting the table for their 16th annual community Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. The meal begins at the church about 11:30 a.m., but...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Subaru donates two cars, police donate vests to campus

Pueblo Community College, Southwest Campus received two new Subaru vehicles in October for students to train on in the automotive technology program. “The students really enjoy working on...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education