Cortez

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

County plans to move forward with charging station

Cortez was selected to receive a state grant for a high-powered electric vehicle charging station, and it looks like Montezuma County will move forward with the project. ChargePoint Inc., an...

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

Scooter travelers seek world record, human stories

Over the horizon, two bundled-up figures riding Honda scooters loaded with gear arrive at the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. Fed up with the fast-paced, cynical world, videographers Michael...

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

‘Greenlight a Veteran’ in Montezuma County

The city of Cortez and Montezuma County are encouraging residents to join in a national campaign to honor veterans on Nov. 11. The “Greenlight a Veteran” movement asks residents to change one light...

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

Wood stove starts attic fire in MacArthur Avenue home

A wood stove caused an attic fire at a Cortez home on E. MacArthur Ave. Wednesday morning. Around 9:15 a.m., two residents of the home suspected an attic fire, called 911 and evacuated with a small...

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

Median home prices up in Cortez, Montezuma County

The median sales price for a single-family home in Cortez is $212,000, up 21% year-to-date as of Sept. 31. At $244,000 in Montezuma County, the sales price is up 9.7%. The numbers come from the...

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

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