Cortez

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: 17 hours 59 minutes 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,” organized by St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, is held every Saturday. Marchers carry...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 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

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: 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 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 this week. However, a fire ban remains in effect in Montezuma County, a decision made...

DATE: July 29, 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 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County deputy arrested on domestic violence charges

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy Donnie Mack Brown has been arrested and charged with domestic violence and harassment, according to the Cortez Police Department and 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 Tuesday: Colorado reports 45,314 cases of coronavirus

Tuesday, July 28 The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Montezuma and La Plata counties on Tuesday reported 45,314 cases of COVID-19, including 1,807 deaths statewide. Of the...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Comet Neowise over Cortez

DATE: July 28, 2020 | 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: July 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoonal rain provides float time on Dolores River

Heavy monsoon rains have temporarily revived the boating season on the Dolores River, and improved conditions on McPhee Reservoir. The Dolores River upstream of Dolores surged to 700 cubic feet per...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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