Racers get in gear at Montezuma County Speedway

Car racing has resumed at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds Speedway, and this week a limited fan base will be welcomed back. The June 5-6 races will include requirements for racers, pit crews and...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expanded community testing planned for Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Health Department will offer free COVID-19 testing for any community member on June 3 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. No symptoms or appointments are...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican primary will decide race for county commission

Unless an unaffiliated candidate petitions onto the November general election ballot, the Montezuma County commissioner race for District 2 and 3 seats likely will be decided during the June 30...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

10 numbers: Colorado’s $30.3 billion coronavirus-sickened state budget

Colorado lawmakers will begin debate Monday on the $30.3 billion coronavirus-sickened state budget — and no one is happy. “Do we love this budget? No,” said state Rep. Daneya Esgar, a Pueblo...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado legislature won’t be in session after destructive protests

The Colorado legislature will not be in session on Friday or Saturday as planned after destructive protests in downtown Denver on Thursday night in response to the death of a black man during a...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Head-on crash closes U.S. 160 east of Cortez

A head-on crash involving a semitrailer and a Dodge SUV closed U.S. Highway 160 for three hours early Friday morning east of Cortez, according to the Colorado State Patrol. A 30-year old female...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camper explosion injures woman on National Forest near Mancos

A woman was seriously burned May 21 from an explosion in her camper parked on the San Juan National Forest near Mancos, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s office. The woman, who is from...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

French gets three years in prison after incident with officer in Cortez

District Judge Todd Plewe sentenced Shane French Tuesday to a three-year prison sentence and two years’ parole after a guilty verdict for felony menacing against a peace officer. In a January...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heat wave to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday

A heat wave is expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday, which will likely exacerbate already high fire danger conditions. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez seniors graduate after parade to high school

In a unique ceremony that followed social-distancing guidelines and took over the south side of Cortez, the Montezuma-Cortez Class of 2020 graduated from high school. All the while remaining in...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunrise tribute on Memorial Day honors veterans in Cortez

As the sun rose over the Cortez Cemetery, a small crowd gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony presented by the American Legion Post 75. “This morning, we honor all veterans who have served, and give...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez prepares for a scaled-back Memorial Day tribute

Dozens of volunteers spent Friday placing American flags at local cemeteries to honor veterans for the Memorial Day weekend. A ceremony will be held at 6 a.m. Monday at the entrance of the Cortez...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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