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Sunrise tribute on Memorial Day honors veterans in Cortez

As the sun rose over the Cortez Cemetery, a small crowd gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony presented by the American Legion Post 75. “This morning, we honor all veterans who have served, and give...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez prepares for a scaled-back Memorial Day tribute

Dozens of volunteers spent Friday placing American flags at local cemeteries to honor veterans for the Memorial Day weekend. A ceremony will be held at 6 a.m. Monday at the entrance of the Cortez...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez seniors graduate after parade to high school

In a unique ceremony that followed social distancing guidelines and took over the south side of Cortez, the Montezuma-Cortez class of 2020 graduated from high school. All the while remaining in...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County taps into solar energy

Montezuma County is now partially powered by the sun. In March, 208 solar panels were installed on top of the county annex building, which houses the health department, senior center, CSU Ag...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Air attack helps tame fire at base of Ute Mountain

A wildfire broke out Wednesday north of Towaoc on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. The fire burned at the base of Ute Mountain and was brought under control around 5:30 p.m., said Ute Mountain...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez announces new police chief, library director

The city of Cortez has a new chief of police and a library director. After months of having both jobs posted, the city announced May 18 that Vernon Knuckles will be taking over as police chief and...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park to reopen Sunday

Mesa Verde National Park will partially reopen Sunday after being closed for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cornerstone of the local tourism economy will increase visitor...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado issues draft guidelines for reopening restaurants

Colorado released draft guidelines Tuesday for restaurants that want to reopen to in-person dining as soon as the coming weeks, revealing major changes the coronavirus has made to the way people...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis faces two lawsuits over allowing ballot signatures through email, mail

Two groups — including one hoping to ask voters in November to ban abortions in Colorado after 22 weeks of gestation — have filed separate lawsuits challenging Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers won’t be required to wear masks at Capitol when legislative session resumes

Colorado lawmakers and the public will not be required to wear masks or adhere to standard coronavirus protocols at the Capitol when the legislative session resumes next week. Democratic and...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County drops health emergency status

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners has rescinded its declaration of a local health emergency issued March 18 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. On May 14, commissioners...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire ignites south of Cortez on red flag day

DATE: May 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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