Cortez

Shots fired as wanted man leads officers on chase into Dolores

Law enforcement officers deployed a spike strip and fired a stun gun and a firearm before arresting a man who fled a traffic stop on Colorado Highway 184 about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, according...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort to open Saturday despite warm weather

Warm weather is no deterrent for Purgatory Resort’s opening day Saturday, when the ski area will celebrate the beginning of its 52nd season. Resort spokeswoman Kim Oyler said Purgatory nearly...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Cortez faces suicide crisis with open discussion

Although Montezuma County has the second-highest per capita suicide rate in Colorado, according to Coroner George Deavers, it’s still a difficult subject to discuss. But after two girls took their...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 hours 41 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Van collides with semi near U.S. 160-491 junction

A van collided with a semitrailer at the intersection of U.S. Highways 160 and 491 about 5:30 p.m. Thursday. No injuries were reported. According to Cortez Police Sgt. Glen Edwards, as the...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed man is arrested; backup deputy crashes driving to scene

A man with a history of homicide and apparently under the influence of drugs was arrested Monday night in Cortez after reportedly waving a loaded gun in his apartment building. Montezuma County...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 17 hours 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide summit focuses on how to talk about problems, feelings

Talking about suicide and asking about suicidal thoughts is hard. So audience members practiced at the Suicide Prevention Community Summit at Montezuma-Cortez High School. “We’re better off having...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 21 hours 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Five things to know about Colorado Connect for Health open enrollment

Federal funding cuts to insurance offered by state health care exchanges have raised questions about the coverage that would be available next year. While some people will see prices change,...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS freshman wins national ATV racing championship

Noah Harris, a freshman at Montezuma-Cortez High School, has been crowned the 250cc production class WORCS national champion. His 10-year-old brother, Marcus Harris, raced in the same class and...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS golf team receives postseason awards

Over the course of the 2017 season, the Montezuma-Cortez High School golf team showed vast improvement, placed well in several regular season tournaments, and qualified two players for state. Thus,...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez council approves costly construction

The Cortez City Council approved two construction-related expenses during its meeting on Tuesday. A change order to the 2017 street improvement project and an engineering design contract for a...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas tree permits on sale in Dolores, Lewis and Mancos

Christmas tree permits, which allow you to cut your own holiday tree, are now on sale for $8 at San Juan National Forest offices and selected retail outlets in Southwest Colorado. A permit allows...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley Chorus returns for another season

The Mancos Valley Chorus’ December season kicks off soon. It has been practicing since early September. Performances are free to attend. The chorus has 32 members led by director Kriss Larsen and...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 19 hours 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News