Outbreaks and COVID cases drop in Montezuma County

Montezuma County did not report new COVID-19 outbreaks this week and more outbreaks have been resolved, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez narcotics team makes another heroin arrest

A Cortez man was arrested last week at gunpoint on the city’s Main Street and charged with suspected heroin possession and distribution. Christopher Allen Gonzales, 24, initially was arrested on a...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council approves ballot measure to determine right to provide internet

Cortez City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday night that sets up a ballot measure this summer that will determine whether the city may provide its own internet services to...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT triggers avalanches on Colorado 145 by remote control

A loud bang reverberates in the Dolores Valley north of Rico, and a white plume erupts from a steep gully high above Colorado Highway 145. In seconds, a wave of snow hits the closed highway, then...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County exceeds 7,000 first doses of vaccine

The Montezuma County Public Health Department reported Tuesday that more than 7,000 people in the county have now received their first shot of the coronavirus vaccine. Officials continue to urge...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public hearing on city’s right to provide internet set for tonight

Cortez City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday night regarding a potential ballot measure that would give the city the right to provide its own internet services to residents. The Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archery hits target for Dolores elementary

Dolores Elementary School has expanded its archery program to include fourth grade students, and fifth grade students plan to enter a tournament this month. The National Archery in Schools Program...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS girls continue to make strides

With a varsity roster chock-full of underclassmen, Montezuma-Cortez head coach Brad Wright knows that success this season won’t be fully measured in wins and losses. The Panthers continued to see...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Eli Tomac fades after battle for third in Orlando Supercross

Eli Tomac of Cortez finished in sixth place Saturday in the Orlando 2 Supercross after a relentless back-and-forth battle for third with Justin Barcia and Ken Roczen. Again, Tomac got off to a slow...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

A legacy of new dreams: Director of Bridge shelter to retire

The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez is seeking a new executive director. Laurie Knutson, who has held the position since 2013, plans to retire in August. Knutson, 67, steered the organization...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez restaurants partner up to offer cheap delivery

Multiple local restaurants have partnered together to provide cheap delivery to Cortez residents amid the pandemic. Cortez Eatz, which began in December, offers $5 delivery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m....

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute elder Thomas House Sr. dies at age 96

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe said goodbye this week to a well-known traditional elder. Thomas House Sr., 96, passed away on Feb. 12. He was the tribe’s eldest male member, and the remaining son of...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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