Cortez

Odds are El Niño, precipitation will return

Southwest Colorado may escape the arid grip of the La Niña weather pattern, with forecasters saying there’s a good chance El Niño, and the moisture it brings, will return this fall. One of the...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather service issues flood advisory for Montezuma and Dolores counties

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory Tuesday afternoon for parts of Montezuma and Dolores counties. According to a news release from the NWS station in Grand Junction, heavy rain...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clarks waive hearings in Cortez drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter pleas. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been incarcerated in...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study maps Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park with drones

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe is turning to high-tech aerial photogrammetry to document and preserve the history of its tribal park, which is more than twice the size of the neighboring Mesa Verde...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council to discuss police communications

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council plans to vote on a grant application for the Police Department, potential rules for public comment and more. Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane is requesting the...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite rain, Montezuma County keeps fire ban; two fires erupt

Montezuma County has had an unusually rainy July, but officials say fire danger is still too high to lift the county burn ban, even if the monsoons have arrived. The U.S. Forest Service has lifted...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tarnished Brass returns to Cortez for free outdoor concert

After a four-year hiatus, the Tarnished Brass will return to Cortez for a free concert at the Cultural Center on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend, a press release said. The...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Thursday, July 12 8:16 a.m. : Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance in the 25000 block of County Road G. A woman reported a man and a woman had driven onto her property without permission...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Health care exchange rates stabilizing

Customers who purchase insurance through the state health care exchange could see smaller rate increases than in previous years, and some rates could decline. Across the state, insurance rates...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Kinder Morgan to present grant to Cortez Community Garden

On Tuesday, representatives from Kinder Morgan CO2 will present a check to the city of Cortez for a new pergola at the Cortez community garden, according to a news release from Cortez marketing and...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baxter Family BMX Track gets official renaming in Cortez

Officials started off the annual state BMX qualifier in Cortez on Saturday by unveiling a new name for the Parque de Vida track. Every year, the state race brings riders of all ages and from all...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News