Cortez

Cortez Rendezvous Balloon Rally floats into town Friday

The annual Cortez Rendezvous Balloon Rally will begin Friday with an early morning launch at Parque de Vida. Like in past years, the three-day event will feature 20 balloonists from all over the...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fair’s fun contests attract a crowd

A visit to the Montezuma County Fair features the lighter side of life with events like the jalapeño-eating contest, chicken chase and pet costume show. There were not too many takers for the...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge finds Damron competent to stand trial for mother’s murder

Montezuma County District Court Judge Todd Plewe on Wednesday ruled that Jeremiah Paul Damron was competent to stand trial for the murder of his mother, whose body was found beaten and burned in...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

County online sales tax idea unconstitutional, state says

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners is considering asking voters in November to approve a sales tax specifically for purchases made over the internet. But the Colorado Department of Revenue...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire damages Chronic Therapy marijuana shop in south Cortez

An unexplained fire caused significant damage to the Chronic Therapy marijuana shop in south Cortez early Monday morning, but the building was saved. The fire at 1020 S. Broadway torched a good...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos multimedia art project takes shape

Three months after the Mancos Creative District received a coveted Arts in Society grant, its multimedia “We All Belong” art project is beginning to take shape. The project, which is being funded...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kevin Wade Folsom pleads guilty in Haycamp slaying, gets 25 years

Kevin Wade Folsom on Monday pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of James Lloyd Box Jr., who was fatally shot Jan. 2 on Haycamp Mesa east of Dolores. After accepting the plea deal, District...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Police Department announces heightened security for City Hall

In a meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council and Police Department announced plans to increase security at City Hall. Tuesday was the first time since moving into the new City Hall building...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Wednesday, July 18 9:13 a.m. : Deputies responded to a report of found property in the 27000 block of County Road 21. A woman turned in several items she said she had found in a hay barn on July...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Kinder Morgan donates money to Cortez Community Garden

On July 24, representatives from Kinder Morgan CO2 Co. presented a gift to the Cortez Community Garden outside the Recreation Center. The community garden outside the Cortez Recreation Center has...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Rosa Sabido mourns mother’s death in sanctuary at Mancos church

More than a year after she sought sanctuary in an effort to stay in the U.S. and take care of her parents, Rosa Sabido has lost her mother. The Cortez resident, an undocumented immigrant who has...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir levels in Southwest Colorado are dropping fast

The drought and extremely low winter snowpack are wreaking havoc on water supplies for reservoirs and irrigators in Southwest Colorado. Narraguinnep and Groundhog reservoirs are at their lowest...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News