New website for RE-1

The Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 has a new website, which staff members say is more user-friendly. The updated site , in the works for several months, aims to improve communication with...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shiprock man sentenced to 30 years for Towaoc sex assault

A Shiprock man was sentenced this week by a Durango federal court for aggravated sexual assault near Towaoc in July. Merle Denezpi was sentenced Monday to serve 30 years in prison and 10 years on...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man who attacked BIA officer sentenced

A Towaoc man was sentenced this week in federal court for the attempted murder of a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer last year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Wendell Mills Jr., of...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fishing derby comes to town

A fishing extravaganza took place Saturday evening at Parque de Vida as anglers of all ages turned out to catch the 150-plus rainbow trout dumped into the pond earlier that day. It was the 10th...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo comes to town

Bull riding, mutton bustin’, and more are coming to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds this weekend for the annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo. This is the rodeo’s 89th year, and it will take over the...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Toxic plants suspected of killing cows in Four Corners

SHIPROCK, N.M. – Ranchers in northwestern New Mexico suspect toxic plants, used in Navajo and Hopi religious ceremonies, are responsible for the recent deaths of more than a dozen cows. At least 15...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four M-CHS baseball players receive all-conference honors

Over the course of the 2019 season, the Montezuma-Cortez High School baseball team won 10 of its 21 games and qualified for the Class 3A Regional Baseball Tournament for the first time since 2017....

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

A shootout and the legendary racehorse Jim Douglas

Editor’s note: This column about the life of Elbert “Al” Nunn is based on an interview by Anna Florence Robison in March 1934. The first two parts were published the first Friday of April and May....

DATE: June 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

Investigators conclude Burro Fire likely human-caused

The 2018 Burro Fire that torched 4,600 acres of the San Juan National Forest northeast of Dolores and cost more than $3 million to fight, was likely human-caused, according to a completed...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Behind the decision to allow chain saws in Southwest Colorado wilderness areas

Did the U.S. Forest Service break the law when it skirted the protections in the Wilderness Act – which explicitly prohibits motorized use – to allow chain saws in two Southwest Colorado wilderness...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman collecting baseball caps for immigrants

A Cortez woman is seeking baseball caps to support immigrants arriving in the city of Deming, New Mexico. In May, Deming declared a state of emergency after the U.S. Border Patrol released a high...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Adult Ed celebrates GED graduates, new citizens

The Cortez Adult Education Center held its first GED graduation ceremony last Tuesday. The center celebrated the accomplishments of five GED graduates and two new U.S. citizens at the ceremony,...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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