Pedestrian killed south of Cortez is identified

A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night south of Cortez has been identified as Elijah “Eli” Cantsee of Towaoc. Cantsee, 19, was in the southbound lane of traffic on South...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed by vehicle south of Cortez

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday evening on U.S. Highway 160/491 just south of Cortez, according to the Montezuma County coroner. Coroner George Deavers said a 19-year-old...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Teens face charges in three-vehicle crash on Cortez Main Street

Two teenagers face charges of street racing and reckless driving after a three-vehicle crash at Main Street and Mildred Road in Cortez. Street racing by two drivers was a contributing factor, said...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two candidate forums coming up in Montezuma County

Two candidate forums are on the horizon in Montezuma County. On Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., the Montezuma League of Women Voters will host an online forum for Montezuma County Commissioner District 3...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Illegal pot farms a problem in county and statewide

Large and small illegal marijuana farms continue to be a problem in Montezuma County and across the state, said Sheriff Steve Nowlin and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The CBI has formed a...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico man receives 3 years’ probation for fatal Hwy. 160 crash

A Bloomfield, New Mexico, man accused of crossing the centerline on U.S. Highway 160, west of Hesperus, and killing a 56-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to three years’ probation after...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez finance director pleads guilty to embezzlement

The former Cortez finance director pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzlement of public property and faces prison, probation and restitution if the court accepts the agreement. Katheryn Moss, 70,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac gets off to slow starts in Redbud motocross

Eli Tomac of Cortez got off to a slow start in both motos Friday at Redbud National in Buchanan, Michigan, and finished sixth place overall. Zach Osborne won both motocross races wire to wire and...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Walk to end Alzheimer’s disease will be Sept. 19

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s event will take place Sept 19 in Southwest Colorado, but the format will be different because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of hosting a large gathering, the...

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

Gov. Polis to choose new judge for Dolores County

Gov. Jared Polis will choose a county judge for Dolores County. Current Judge E. Dale Boyd is retiring after serving since 2005. A nominating commission for the 22nd Judicial District has selected...

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

Several small fires keep firefighters busy

Local and federal fire districts teamed up to fight several small fires in the area Tuesday. Three fires were started by lightning late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, fire officials said,...

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

Meet the candidates: Empire Electric’s board election is Oct. 8

Empire Electric Association will hold an election on Oct. 8 for two open board of director seats. Three candidates are in the race for the District 4 seat, and one candidate is uncontested for...

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

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