Cortez

League of Women Voters plans candidate forums in Cortez, Dolores and Mancos

The League of Women Voters plans a series of forums for candidates running for office in local elections on April 3, according to a news release from Eleanor Kuhl of the League. In Cortez, eight...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Patsy Ruth Howard Brown, a longtime ‘pillar’ of Cortez, dies at age 85

Patsy Ruth Howard Brown passed away at age 85 after a life of service on Feb. 13. Cortez has lost a prominent member of the community. Brown was raised on a ranch in Powderhorn, graduated from...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meet the Cortez City Council candidates, part 2

In this year’s municipal election, eight people are running for five open Cortez City Council positions. Incumbents Jill Carlson and Orly Lucero are both running for their second terms. The other...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 hours 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New regulation limits growing practice of antler collection

Because of the increasing popularity of antler hunting, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has enacted a regulation that prohibits antler and horn collection from Jan. 1 to April 30. The regulation, in...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 22 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos board comes to table with planning and zoning

Members of the Mancos Board of Trustees and the Planning and Zoning Commission met on Wednesday to discuss solutions for the latter group’s frequent failures to meet a quorum. The town board...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo artist to open mixed media exhibit at The Farm Bistro

Navajo artist Venaya Yazzie hopes to use an art exhibit at The Farm Bistro to educate viewers on Native American beliefs. Yazzie, a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Creative District hopes to add spark to Mancos Melt festival

Members of the Mancos Creative District have built their own Burning Man sculpture in preparation for the annual Mancos Melt festival on March 15. For its first time organizing the event, the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Code compliance on Cortez city council agenda

The Cortez City Council plans to spend most of its meeting on Tuesday voting on whether to conform the city code to new national standards. Tuesday’s meeting will start with a workshop at 5:30...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores student is a candidate for coveted Boettcher Scholarship

A Dolores High School senior has made it to the final interviews of the Colorado Boettcher Scholarship program, which provides a full scholarship to any in-state school. Cameron Elder, a student of...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 491 north of Dove Creek opens

The Dolores County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert Friday afternoon warning drivers not to travel on two highways north of Dove Creek, due to snowy conditions. Just before 2 p.m. the office sent...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 11 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County teen to attend U.N. conference on women

A 15-year-old from Montezuma County hopes to leave an impression on the corridors of power next month at the 2018 session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. Scheduled for March 12-23,...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County schools step up security after possible threats

Montezuma County schools went into lockout Friday morning in response to two unsubstantiated threats against Montezuma-Cortez and Mancos high schools, according to school and law enforcement...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News