Colorado senators react to redacted Mueller report

The response from the Colorado senators to the public release of the long-anticipated and redacted Mueller report reflected a larger party divide in Washington, D.C. As Washington scrambled to...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ideas for possible Cortez-area convention center expand

Preliminary discussions to build a new convention and events center continued this week and included a new idea of locating it at the old Walmart building in the Cortez Plaza. Cortez and Montezuma...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Fire donates medical supplies to mounted patrol

Last weekend, the Cortez Fire Protection District donated medical supplies to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office’s mounted search and rescue unit. The donation officially took place on April 14...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court orders competency analysis suspect in 50-mile chase

A man facing 32 charges including for attempted first- and second-degree murder, will be evaluated by a doctor to determine competency. Casey Dee Larsen of Mancos, who was wanted in connection with...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A fat snowpack: Farmers should have water through October

YELLOW JACKET – Sprouts from a volunteer crop of spring wheat in a field kept fallow during last year’s drought provided a reassuring sign earlier this month for Chris Neely. “Last year, the only...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Montezuma County board OKs telecommunication tower

A 100-foot telecommunication tower proposed for a commercially zoned neighborhood south of Cortez was recommended for approval by the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Department because it met...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s prom time in Dolores and Cortez

Cortez and Dolores high school students were decked out in bow ties, gowns and heels this weekend, with both school districts holding senior prom on Saturday night. The Montezuma-Cortez High School...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez-area youth services seek to collaborate

There is a wide array of services that support youths in Montezuma County, but services are not always connected. Representatives of local organizations met Tuesday to address that challenge,...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma commissioners put term limits on ballot

In November, voters will decide whether term limits for the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners should be extended from two terms to three terms. Currently, commissioners can serve two...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 24 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Obesity rates rise in La Plata and Montezuma counties

Too much fat and sugar may be catching up with residents in La Plata and Montezuma counties, causing obesity rates to rise slowly but steadily, a report by County Health Rankings found. About 17...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man wanted in Montezuma County is arrested in Utah

A Dolores man involved in a two-hour standoff with police in Durango and is wanted on several felony warrants for weapons and menacing offenses will be extradited to Cortez after he was arrested...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Kansas man arrested in Cortez faces new sex charge

Michael Scott Fitzgerald, who was captured in a Cortez hotel on Jan. 24, was arraigned Monday in Topeka, Kansas, on a sixth sex assault charge. A district judge in Shawnee County District Court...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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