Cortez

Sage Hen trail dropped to protect golden eagle

The San Juan National Forest has canceled an environmental analysis of a proposed motorized trail through the Sage Hen area after an active golden eagle’s nest was discovered nearby. Because the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescues cause Norwood Road closure

Motorists relying on GPS route-finding technology have triggered a series of rescues on the snowy Dolores-Norwood Road, forcing a winter closure by Dolores County until further notice. The...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What to watch at the Colorado Capitol in 2020

A year after engineering a major policy shift in Colorado, the Democratic-led General Assembly returns to the Capitol this week with much left on its to-do list. Like the 2019 session, the question...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Pleasant View fire station complete

The new station for the Pleasant View Fire Department is ready for use. The facility is located on a 5-acre parcel at 15235 County Road CC, across the street from Pleasant View Elementary School....

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two meetings planned to discuss Cortez land use code

The Cortez land use code update has sparked vocal opposition at recent meetings for both the City Council and Montezuma County Board of Commissioners. The code update includes new standards for...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez police seek help in identifying graffiti vandals

Cortez police request the public’s help to catch graffiti vandals in town. Suspects are being sought for recent graffiti that has caused thousands of dollars in property damage to local businesses,...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council supports Colorado Water Plan

The city of Cortez has approved a resolution supporting the Colorado Water Plan – a grassroots effort to meet the growing need for water across the state. Back in 2013, former Gov. John...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who died in crash south of Cortez identified

The Colorado State Patrol has identified the man who died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S Highway 160/491 as Ernest R. Begay, 69, of Kayenta, Arizona. The head-on crash occurred Dec. 31 at mile...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sayler Roy Perales is Cortez’s first 2020 baby

Welcome to the world Sayler Roy Perales, the first baby born in 2020 at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez. Zhjade Perales, of Cortez, gave birth to Sayler at 5:16 a.m. New Year’s Day as a soft...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park looking for dark sky designation

Mesa Verde National Park may become an International Dark Sky Park in the coming year. The Mesa Verde Museum Association has been working on its application to receive the designation since 2015,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barn lost in fire north of Cortez

A New Year’s Eve fire north of Cortez claimed the barn of Lisa and Darrell Buchanan, but their 30 chickens and their horse, Pops, are safe thanks to passersby who opened a gate for the mare and...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-vehicle crash kills one, injures another south of Cortez

A two-vehicle crash killed one man Tuesday south of Cortez on U.S. 160/491, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. The collision occurred just before 1 p.m. and involved a white Ram...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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