Fire erupts at furniture store in downtown Cortez

Crates and old furniture broke out in flames shortly after 7 p.m. Monday at Town and Country Furnishings, 38 N. Linden St. in Cortez. The fire was limited to crates and old furniture on the back...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ opens Friday

Bust out your raincoats and umbrellas for this year’s musical production at Montezuma-Cortez Middle School. This fall, the middle school’s theater department is performing the classic romantic...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold October sets record in Southwest Colorado

A chilly Halloween with overnight temperatures dropping into single digits capped the coldest October on record in Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. indicators show improved overdose prevention work

FARMINGTON – New Mexico saw improvements in drug overdose prevention measures in the past year, the state’s Department of Health announced this week. The state uses three main strategies to combat...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

When Halloween’s over, don’t pitch your pumpkins

Ah, the pumpkin. What started centuries ago as an annual tradition to ward off evil spirits has now become a multimillion-dollar industry that produces, according to federal data, a lot of waste....

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire south of Cortez slows traffic on U.S. 160/491

A brush fire Friday along U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez threatened several homes, but no structures were lost, fire officials said. The cause of the fire was unknown late Friday, but...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

School district practices emergency response

Cortez schools and first responders last month practiced emergency procedures and communication in case of a disaster. Specifically, they practiced responding to a scenario of a collision between a...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Employment First Program focuses on job training

Montezuma County Social Services has begun the Employment First initiative, a state and federal program that seeks to connect welfare recipients with jobs and job training. Under the program,...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Human trafficking workshop set for Cortez

A new task force dedicated to raising awareness around human trafficking is holding a training session along with its first meeting Wednesday. The Four Corners Anti-Trafficking Task Force was...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CORE Act passes House with bipartisan support

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, garnering bipartisan support. The CORE Act, introduced by Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., in...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple fined for illegal moose killing, trespass

Two people connected to the illegal killing of a moose on Oct. 4 near Lake City have admitted guilt in the incident and paid fines of nearly $2,000 to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The investigation...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Multiple charges filed against crash suspect

A Farmington, New Mexico, man who was arrested for involvement in a head-on crash that seriously injured a Cortez man last week has been charged with multiple offenses by the 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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