Cortez

Cortez woman faces charges in 2018 Haycamp slaying

Jennifer Marie Folsom has been charged with second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting her husband, James Lloyd Box Jr., on Haycamp Mesa outside Dolores in 2018. Box was then fatally...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Samulski enters race for county commissioner District 3

The race for Montezuma County Commissioner District 3 just got competitive. Unaffiliated candidate Rebecca Samulski has obtained enough signatures to make the November ballot for the position, said...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cool off at Southwest Colorado’s mountain lakes

One way to escape the summer heat in Southwest Colorado is to head for high mountain lakes. Taylor Lake in the La Plata Mountains and Columbine Lake near Silverton are worth the visit. Getting to...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp farmers find niche market in CBD

A Dolores family found a new business in growing hemp, and their harvest also eases the owners’ multiple sclerosis symptoms. Richard and Tyler Tibbits are in their third year growing hemp to...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County, BLM explore option to access public land near Cortez

Montezuma County officials are again hopeful they have found a public area to access Bureau of Land Management land south of Summit Lake. The 2,000-acre area is landlocked by private lands, and the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Census workers get ready to knock on doors

Census takers will soon begin visiting households that have not responded to the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a Stop the Knock campaign to encourage people to take the census...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire danger drops to ‘moderate’ after heavy rains

The Cortez Fire Protection District lowered the fire danger level to “moderate” after spouts of heavy rainfall last week. However, a fire ban remains in effect in Montezuma County, a decision made...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Livestock sale supports local 4-H youths

At the Montezuma County Fair Saturday, the community gathered to bid on livestock raised by local 4-H youths. There were 95 animals this year, and 45 buyers representing local businesses, said Greg...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dueling rallies held on Main Street in Cortez

Hundreds participated in two rallies Saturday morning on Main Street in Cortez. “Walk for Justice and Peace” was organized by St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and has been held every Saturday in...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 18 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

School supply drive reveals virus’ economic impact

This is the fourth year that the Montelores Early Childhood Center is coordinating a school supplies donations drive. But this year is different. The organization is asking that parents apply...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends of Cedar Mesa awarded $300,000 to protect Bears Ears

Friends of Cedar Mesa have been awarded $300,000 from the World Monuments Fund to help protect the most at-risk archaeology sites in the Bears Ears area of southeast Utah. The contribution is part...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez receives over $63,000 in insurance in embezzlement case

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday signed off on its insurance company’s offer of $63,000 to cover the amount that is believed to have been embezzled by the city’s former finance director. “That’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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