Cortez

Cortez Adult Ed celebrates GED graduates, new citizens

The Cortez Adult Education Center held its first GED graduation ceremony last Tuesday. The center celebrated the accomplishments of five GED graduates and two new U.S. citizens at the ceremony,...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors weigh murder charges in Ignacio death

Prosecutors said they are confident Robert Rose killed Mark Wayman almost two weeks ago in Ignacio, but they are unsure if he planned it. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rose, 50,...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County landfill explores recycling tires

The Montezuma County landfill is applying for a program to recycle tires for use as a daily waste cover. The landfill is seeking a permit from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eighth graders find local Civil War connections

A few weeks ago, Bobby Sitton’s eighth grade class brought the Civil War to Cortez, both in the classroom and at the local cemetery. It’s an annual tradition for Sitton, a world studies teacher at...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Open School graduates 20 students

In a ceremony that celebrated diversity and highlighted students’ life paths, 20 students at Southwest Open School received diplomas Wednesday evening. The commencement ceremony was held outdoors...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council approves conditional use permit for Calkins development

The Cortez City Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit that would allow for multifamily development at the old Calkins Building. The Housing Authority of Montezuma County is looking...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shooting, road cases move forward

Two high-profile court cases have moved ahead in recent days. A Dolores man has been charged with second-degree attempted murder and illegal discharge of a firearm by the 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County lodgers tax to support convention center

The Montezuma County Lodgers Tax Committee plans to refocus distribution of lodgers tax revenues toward a new convention center instead of two local Chambers of Commerce. The lodgers tax raises an...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal shelter, golf course getting solar panels

The Cortez City Council recently approved new lease purchase agreements with Shaw Solar to install solar panels at the city’s animal shelter and golf course maintenance building. The agreements...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County approves AT&T telecommunication tower

After a third review by Montezuma County officials, a telecommunication tower received final approval Tuesday for a location south of Cortez. AT&T will build a 100-foot-tall tower on private land...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Crew blasts boulder blocking Colorado 145

A crew Sunday night blasted one of two boulders that shut down Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores since Friday, and built a temporary road to allow traffic through. Trucks hauled way the rubble...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Day in Montezuma County

Memorial Day ceremonies were held Monday at the Cortez cemetery and American Legion Post 75. A wreath honoring fallen soldiers at sea was placed on the Dolores River during an event in Dolores....

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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