Tomac wins Thunder Valley motocross at home in Colorado

Defending AMA Motocross champion Eli Tomac of Cortez won the Thunder Valley National Saturday in Lakewood, moving into a close race for third place in the season standings. Tomac entered the 450cc...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Team rescues fallen hiker and puppy at Bridal Veil near Telluride

A hiker was injured Saturday after falling 30 feet at Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride while trying to rescue a friend’s puppy, who had also fallen. Technical rope rescues were required for the hiker...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sought in car theft at Keesee Motor Co. in Cortez

The Cortez Police Department is looking for a suspect in a car theft Friday morning at Keesee Motor Co. The man allegedly broke into a building at 111 S. Broadway about 4:55 a.m. and stole the keys...

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

‘Exceptional’ drought now plagues parts of Western Slope

Colorado’s drought conditions have worsened this week. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 90 percent of the state is in a severe drought, and more than half is considered in extreme...

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

Ute Mountain Ute official leaves post amid Facebook disputes

The chairman of the election board for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has left his post after engaging in contentious exchanges with Towaoc and Cortez-area residents on social media over political...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez driver faces homicide charge, $500k bond after woman dies

A Cortez woman died Tuesday evening on Colorado Highway 145, after falling from the roof of a moving vehicle, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The deceased victim was identified as Amy A....

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bustang commits to expansion in Southwest Colorado

Not everyone has a reliable car. Many people can’t drive because of a health or legal condition, and others simply prefer to let someone else take the wheel, especially in winter. So when the...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commercial driving courses offered for Ute Mountain Ute community

The Ute Mountain Tribe and the Unlimited Learning Center have partnered to offer commercial driving training for tribal members in Towaoc. The five-week course will be offered 10 times in the next...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three land use code changes get green light

Montezuma County Commissioners agreed to change four items on the Montezuma County land use code, but will continue to review three controversial items. For public notice on proposed land use...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mine discharge in Owen Basin not a spill, officials report

A hiker’s report of “orange-colored” water flowing from an abandoned mine into the South Fork of the West Mancos River Monday triggered an investigation by the Colorado Division of Reclamation...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Athlete of the Week: Dylan Kibel sees hard work pay off

Just before the clock strikes 8 a.m. at Montezuma-Cortez High School, the sound of a bat smashing a ball echoes down the halls. The sounds, which come courtesy of senior Dylan Kibel, speak of hard...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured man rescued from Wilson Peak near Telluride

A man was rescued Saturday after falling on Wilson Peak and sustaining severe injuries, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. The 30-year-old hiker took a “significant” fall on the east...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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