Cortez

Public-private partnership promotes rehab on Bull Draw Fire

The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Mule Deer Foundation and a local rancher plan to rehabilitate 6,400 acres of public lands affected by the Bull...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

White Mesa Mill accepts Cherokee Nation radioactive waste

More than 10,000 tons of radioactive waste has been delivered from the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma to the White Mesa Mill south of Blanding, Utah, in order to extract and recycle the uranium. The...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash kills Cortez woman, injures three kids

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 160 east of Pagosa Springs that killed a Cortez woman and seriously injured three juveniles. About 1:15 a.m. Sunday, a...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will legalization of hemp pave way for its cousin, marijuana?

The U.S. House and Senate this week passed a long-anticipated agriculture bill with provisions that will federally legalize hemp, a move that has many speculating whether marijuana legalization...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva Montessori students display art, research projects

Students at Children’s Kiva Montessori School on Wednesday displayed a variety of art, research and writing projects at a gallery night for family and friends. From the campus of Crow Canyon...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A white Christmas? El Nino is setting up

There is a small chance for a white Christmas in Cortez, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Norv Larson said models indicate a 20 percent possibility for snowfall late in the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge grants deferred judgment in burglary case

A Cortez man who pleaded guilty to burglarizing a home and stealing $750 to $2,000 in property was sentenced on Tuesday to a deferred judgment and 24 months of state-supervised probation. He also...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of assaulting deputy withdraws guilty plea

Stefen Chihocky pleaded guilty Tuesday in 22nd Judicial District Court to assaulting a Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy in November, then withdrew his plea after a judge declined to lower his...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eaton retires from Canyons of the Ancients post

A mix of excitement and pride emanates from Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Manager Marietta Wetherill Eaton as she prepares to retire in January after a four-decade career working in...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate hears stories of Indian Country’s missing and murdered

The last time someone saw Ashley Loring-Heavy Runner, she was running away from a man’s vehicle on US Highway 89 along the Rocky Mountain Front on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. The...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek boys split games at home tournament

Two years ago, the Dove Creek high school boys basketball team failed to win a game. Last season, the Bulldogs finished the year 7-14. Thus, when Dove Creek was competitive over the course of two...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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