Eli Tomac wins Atlanta 1 Supercross with a late charge to the lead

Eli Tomac of Cortez, racing for the first time since March 20, got a good start Saturday in the inaugural AMA Supercross at Atlanta Motor Speedway for a convincing victory that keeps him in...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School again wins national music award

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School this week was among only 80 schools in the country to receive a SupportMusic Merit Award for its commitment to music education. The award, presented by the National...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury trials return to courts in Montezuma County

Jury trials resumed this week in both district and county courts in the 22nd Judicial District, which includes Montezuma and Dolores counties. The pandemic forced a near-total suspension of jury...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man rescued after becoming stuck under truck

A Cortez man who became trapped under his truck on Fourth Street was rescued by Cortez Fire Protection District crews Friday morning. He was not injured. The man was changing the oil on his pickup...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez mogul skier competes at U.S. Junior National Championship

A teenage skier from Cortez is ripping up the slopes, catching big air and competing at the national level. Mogul skier Max Johnson, a sophomore at Montezuma-Cortez High School, raced in the U.S....

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man in tree holds officers at bay for three hours in Cortez

A man who refused to climb down from a tree kept Cortez police officers and Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies waiting for three hours and avoided a fire department ladder crew before he climbed...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hikers report illegal target shooting on Canyons of the Ancients Monument

A Bureau of Land Management ranger responded to a report of shots fired in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument about 12:30 p.m., according to Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Nowlin said someone called...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police, Sheriff’s Office to co-host Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Representatives from the Cortez Police Department and the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office will take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this month. The goal of the event is to...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

City closes in on new city manager hire

Cortez City Council plans to narrow its list of candidates for the city manager position to 10 next week. City Manager John Dougherty announced his resignation earlier this year, agreeing to stay...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire risk significant for Southwest Colorado

Wildfire risk for Southwest Colorado is predicted to be above normal starting in April, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. “The Southwest is forecast to have above normal...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Home and Garden Show returns to fairgrounds Friday

Organizers estimate that more than 2,500 people will turn out for this year’s Four Corners Home and Garden show at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The show is a venue for businesses to promote...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park designated as Dark Sky park

Mesa Verde National Park is known for preserving ancient cultural sites, and now it will protect the nighttime view of the stars above as well. This year, Mesa Verde was designated the 100th...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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