Cortez

2 new preschool classrooms coming to Cortez

Gov. Jared Polis’ recently approved funding of full-day kindergarten has allowed the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 to open two new preschool classrooms at the Beech Street site. The new...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drug probe leads to arrests in Montezuma County

Five police vehicles drive up fast and stop suddenly at a commune-style residence in Montezuma County south of Cortez. A dozen officers with the Southwest Drug Task Force spill from the vehicles...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City awards contract for new Cortez park

DHM Design will design the park being built on the south side of Cortez. The Cortez City Council approved a $92,753 contract to design the park in a 6-1 vote during its regular meeting Tuesday,...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater boating continues on Lower Dolores River

There is still time to boat the Dolores River below McPhee Dam. A whitewater release might continue into early July while the last of the remaining snowpack comes off the high peaks. Managers are...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The West’s worst fires aren’t burning in forests

Between the town of Elko, Nevada, and the Idaho border stretches some of the most remote land in the Lower 48, rolling hills and arid basins as far as the eye can see. Last July, this section of...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Doe Canyon Fire grows to 210 acres in Southwest Colorado

The Doe Canyon Fire southeast of Dove Creek has more than doubled in size since the weekend, but it continues to burn at low intensity. By Tuesday, the fire had scorched 210 acres in the San Juan...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burn planned east of Dove Creek

The Dolores Ranger District is planning to burn 2,700 acres in the Lake Canyon area 10 miles east of Dove Creek in Dolores County. Operations are planned to begin Sunday and Monday; however,...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Speedway gas convenience stores come to Southwest Colorado

Several former Conoco and Shell gas stations and Giant convenience stores in Southwest Colorado are now sporting Speedway signs. The new moniker comes as Marathon Petroleum Corp. , Speedway’s ...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer line replacement work starting soon in Cortez

A six-month project to repair sanitation infrastructure on the north side of Cortez is scheduled to begin July 1. The Cortez Sanitation District contracted with Four Corners Materials for the...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yucca House National Monument moves closer to acquiring 160-acre parcel

WASHINGTON – Yucca House National Monument southwest of Cortez inched closer to growing six times larger this week after the deputy director of U.S. National Parks testified in the U.S. Senate in...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiesta’s Luxury Loungers a hit at Cortez theater

The movie experience just got a lot more comfortable at the Fiesta theater in Cortez. Plush, reclining seating with snack trays were installed at the twin cinema, along with improved lighting, new...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual MORP sale draws ‘big fans of heritage apples’

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project held its annual heritage tree sale and fundraiser on June 15. Locals and heritage apple enthusiasts turned out to the MORP nursery along McElmo Canyon on a...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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