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

Bull elk poached in Montezuma County

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about a bull elk that was killed illegally near Yellow Jacket last week. Wildlife officers said it was shot the evening of Aug. 25 or the morning...

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

Dolores presents land use code changes

The town of Dolores is in the process of updating the current land use code. Draft revisions are available for public review and comment. The public will be able to make comments and suggestions to...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS catcher Braden Hallman catches a rising star

From the moment that he began tossing a baseball around his backyard at the age of 4, Montezuma-Cortez High School sophomore Braden Hallman knew that he had found the game that he loved. As a...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac wins Ironman motocross in Indiana, catapults into fourth place overall

Eli Tomac of Cortez bounced back from a disappointing start to the 2020 AMA Motocross series with a convincing victory Saturday at the Ironman National in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Tomac lined up...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New water plant completed in northwest New Mexico

A new municipal water source is on its way to Navajo and Jicarilla Apache communities in northwest New Mexico. Recent completion of the Cutter Lateral Water Treatment Plant in San Juan County is a...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought worsens; monsoonal rains miss Four Corners again

Drought conditions have worsened in Southwest Colorado, causing a string of record-breaking temperatures, irrigation shortages and decreased crop yields. On Aug. 25, Montezuma County went from a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The man who swam 9.5 miles of McPhee Reservoir

When endurance athlete Adam Lederer sought out a new long-distance challenge last year, he decided to swim the 9.5-mile length of McPhee Reservoir. And he did it at night, in rough water. “I was...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain casino and hotel reopen

The Ute Mountain Casino and Hotel in Towaoc have reopened after a five-month closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. Operations resumed Aug. 20 at 30% capacity with COVID-19 safety protocols...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar project near Totten Lake approved

A solar energy project near Totten Lake, rearranged to avoid a nearby bald eagle’s nest, has been approved. The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners issued a special use permit on Aug. 11...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez students start classes amid pandemic

Students returned to school Monday amid uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. At Montezuma-Cortez High School, students wore masks and signed up for free laptop computers before...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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