Permit approved for online Goal Academy school

The Cortez City Council recently approved a conditional use permit for an alternative online high school, allowing students and staff to continue operations at their new Main Street building. Goal...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators lead way on legalization of marijuana

WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C., became a little more “420 friendly” last month as Colorado Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet introduced two bills to ease federal regulation of the marijuana...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Al Nunn’s misadventures in wild Western Colorado

Part 2 Editor’s note: This column about the life of Elbert “Al” Nunn is based on an interview by Anna Florence Robison in March 1934. Part 1 was published in April, and Part 3 will publish on June...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

Cortez woman gets 7 years in prison for drug distribution

A Cortez woman charged with drug distribution has been sentenced to seven years with the Colorado Department of Corrections. In a plea bargain, Jordan D. Balfour, 27, also known as Jordan Lopez,...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carbon dioxide group sues county in tax case

An organization formed to protect the interests of smallshare carbon-dioxide owners has filed a lawsuit against Montezuma County claiming overtaxation. The complex case is a spinoff of a Colorado...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lieutenant governor visits Towaoc

TOWAOC – As part of a whirlwind tour of health clinics in Southwest Colorado, the Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera stopped by sites in Towaoc and Cortez on April 26. Primavera spoke with health care...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fundraising campaign kicks off for county museum

“Save our history. Tell our stories” is the motto of the future Montezuma Heritage Museum , and a fundraising campaign has begun to make it a reality. A kickoff event for the effort will be from 2...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Full-day kindergarten bill heads to Polis’ desk

DENVER – Free, full-day kindergarten will be available to all Colorado kids this fall, thanks to the final passage late Tuesday of House Bill 1262, which sets aside $175 million for the program....

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Colorado 145 re-opens after bus-semitrailer crash

Colorado Highway 145 fully reopened to traffic shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday after a crash between a bus and semitrailer around 9:30 a.m. closed the highway. Nine people on board the bus,...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lotsa Pasta and That’za Pizza reopening downtown

A Cortez dining staple is coming back to town, with plans to open Mother’s Day weekend. Lotsa Pasta and That’za Pizza operated on the south side of Cortez for about 15 years but closed April 2018...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP, Sen. Gardner hoping voters open to warnings of Democrats’ socialism

ALAMOSA – In this scruffy, high-desert town encircled by prairies and potato farms, Sen. Cory Gardner drew shouts of approval last week for his message that Democrats are shoving the country toward...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pinwheels to prevent child abuse

In support of Child Abuse Prevention Month, pinwheels sprouted up at some Cortez elementary schools in April. Pinwheels have come to symbolize innocence or childhood, and are used to support child...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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