Cortez

Region 9 Economic Development District is moving to Durango Tech Center

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado is moving to the Durango Tech Center. “Region 9 has been renting office space since our inception almost 30 years ago”, Laura Lewis...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Plateau Fire north of Dolores grows to 4,450 acres

The Plateau Fire, burning about 13 miles northeast of Dolores, grew to 4,450 acres by Saturday, and the San Juan National Forest on Thursday announced that it was expanding its road closures east...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fair festivities continue with livestock shows and Richie Law concert

Fun at the Montezuma County Fair continued on Thursday with competitions and events for all ages throughout the day. Rabbit and poultry shows, a three-legged mud race and chicken chases highlighted...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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