Cortez

Panthers volleyball faces highly ranked Centauri

Over the course of four days, the Montezuma-Cortez High School volleyball team closed out its home schedule against two of the top teams in Class 3A and a talented Class 4A team from Durango High...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ride the Ancients raises money for cancer patients

Ben Voymas, an Osprey employee out of Ogden, Utah, had the fastest time in the Ride of the Ancients century ride Oct. 8. He completed the 100-mile course that circles Canyons of the Ancients...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Sports

Trump’s health subsidy cuts may not hit local enrollment

Local organizations expect enrollment in the state’s health insurance exchange to be strong, despite President Donald Trump’s recent elimination of cost-sharing payments to insurance companies....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chuck McAfee wins esteemed El Pomar award

Chuck McAfee, of Cortez, is the inaugural recipient of El Pomar’s Award for Leadership and Service for his commitment to Lewis, Colorado, and Southwest Colorado, as demonstrated by his volunteer...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County hears offer to continue funding CSU Extension

Montezuma County commissioners are reconsidering their preliminary decision to defund the Colorado State University Extension office, which includes the popular 4-H program. The commissioners said...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two investigated after pot is found in traffic stop

Two men face a federal investigation after they were pulled over near Towaoc on Oct. 10 with a large amount of commercial marijuana in their vehicle. Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez named one of the ‘most beautiful places’

In an article on Flights.com, Cortez was named one of “The 10 Most Beautiful Places You Have to See in Person.” Resorts, churches and trails from Connecticut to California were named on the list....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fashion show to benefit cancer patients

Love on a Hanger will host its seventh annual “Pretty in Pink” fashion show on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery. Tickets start at $20 for general admission and $30 for...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez homicide suspect ruled incompetent to stand trial

A Cortez man suspected of murder was ruled incompetent to participate in his own defense during a competency hearing on Tuesday. Jeremiah Damron was arrested on June 20 on suspicion of homicide...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

National Park Service survey finds widespread harassment

Nearly 40 percent of National Park Service employees experienced some form of harassment over a 12-month period, according to long-awaited survey results released by the agency. The survey assessed...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Food hub sets its sights on Southwest Colorado

More locally harvested produce could make it onto plates across La Plata County next fall through a new food hub. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently granted the Durango Regional Food...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s deputy resigned days before he was found dead

A La Plata County Sheriff’s deputy found dead last week was under investigation and resigned from the Sheriff’s Office three days before he was discovered with a gunshot wound in a burning home,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News