Cortez

Southwest Health System to hold open house on Monday

Southwest Health System and the Montezuma County Hospital District are hosting an open house on June 4 from 6-8 p.m. for the public to tour the newly completed Inpatient Wing and Medical Office...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSJD hires Daniel Rayzel as new morning host

KSJD Community Radio has hired a new local news and morning host, Daniel Rayzel. The change comes after current host Austin Cope announced he was leaving KSJD to work in India for two years....

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspects charged in Cortez drug ring investigation

Charges were filed Wednesday against the five suspects who were arrested in mid-May in connection with a Cortez drug trafficking investigation. Rommel Aviles-Reyes, Zekiel Biard, Jessie Valenzuela...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez staff plan interviews with city manager candidates

In a special meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council scheduled interviews and a public meet-and-greet for the candidates competing for city manager. Five people have been chosen as finalists...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Police Department marks 20th anniversary of Dale Claxton’s death

The day after Memorial Day, Cortez police officers honored a fallen comrade in a small ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of Dale Claxton’s death. Claxton died May 29, 1998, in a shootout...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early Mesa Verde center included cabins, a shop and a bear

If you were to ask the man on the street, “Where is Hallarville?” You would get a blank stare. Old-timers know it was a 40-acre roadside business on the north side of U.S. Highway 160, opposite the...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Looking back

Horse Park Fire near Disappointment Valley scorches 1,240 acres

The Horse Park Fire has scorched 1,240 acres in a remote area between Dove Creek and Norwood, triggering pre-evacuation orders. But firefighters are making progress on containment, fire officials...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Farm to Yarn Collective opens in Cortez

A new yarn and fabric collective will hold its grand opening in Cortez on Thursday. Southwest Farm to Yarn is made up of 31 sheep and alpaca owners, spinners, weavers, dyers and other craftspeople...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County DAR plants flags for Memorial Day

The Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution spent the days leading up to Memorial Day placing flags on the graves of veterans around Montezuma County. For about a...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Market flash mob focuses on emergency heart treatment

Southwest Health System ambulance crews held a “flash mob” event Thursday at the Cortez City Market as part of EMS Week. A crew of emergency medical technicians rushed in and set up medical...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez graduates get inspiring send-off into the world

As the sun set with a golden glow over Panther Stadium, the future began for 147 graduates of the Montezuma-Cortez High School Class of 2018. More than 1,000 parents, friends and family members...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News