Towaoc man is found dead in Cortez City Park

A Towaoc man was found dead at City Park in Cortez early on May 4, according to the Cortez Police Department. Sebastian Yellow, 35, was found unresponsive by passersby southwest of the city pool,...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Airport receives $633,102 in federal aid

The Cortez Municipal Airport has received federal aid to help weather the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the CARES Act economic relief package, the airport recently received a $633,102 in grant...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

CPW approves grants for motorized trails

At its virtual meeting May 6, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved the 2020-2021 OHV Trail Grant funding award recommendations for $4.273 million to fund 60 trail...

DATE: May 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Donated pet food arrives in Cortez for residents, Ute Mountain Utes

To help support pet owners during the coronavirus pandemic, the Colorado Pet Pantry has donated 15 tons of pet food to For Pets’ Sake and the Ute Mountain Ute tribe. A semitrailer stacked with 32...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado’s ‘mega-drought’ raises wildfire concerns

Extreme drought has crept back into Southwest Colorado. This time last year, after the winter of 2018-19 brought significant snowpack to the Rocky Mountains, headlines and reports across the West...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local trail builder named BLM Volunteer of the Year for Colorado

Before Shawn Gregory rides a new mountain bike trail, he often builds it first. That dedication earned him the 2019 Colorado Volunteer of the Year award by the Bureau of Land Management. “I was...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters approve mill levy increase for Dolores Fire District

Voters approved a mill levy increase for the Dolores Fire Protection District by a large margin in Tuesday’s election. A request to increase the mill levy from 6 mills to 10 mills passed with 569...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge Shelter adjusts, apartments fill up

The Bridge Emergency Shelter had to adjust operations because of the coronavirus outbreak, and was forced to close down the Day Labor Center. To keep staff and residents safe, The Bridge initiated...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The shows will go on! Cortez schools plan online theater performances

Montezuma-Cortez student actors might not have live performances this spring, but community members will still be able to enjoy their acting talents – through special, videoed showings. This...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Waterfall debris injures Telluride woman

Snowpack runoff is quickly filling creeks and rivers creating hazards, including at waterfalls. On Sunday, a woman was critically injured at Cornet Falls outside Telluride after debris from the...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County submits plan to loosen state COVID-19 restrictions

After a lively debate last week with heated exchanges over face masks, Montezuma County leaders agreed to submit a request for a state exemption on some COVID-19 restrictions to allow businesses...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring is in bloom

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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