Cortez

New artist nonprofit hopes to bring interactive art to Cortez

A new group of artists and metalworkers want to bring the Cortez art scene out of the gallery and onto the street. The Deep Desert Art Collective started roughly six months ago as a group of six...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire at standstill after two days of rain

The Burro Fire continued to lie down Friday after two days of rain in the San Juan Mountains. Public information officer Kathy Russell said the fire remains at 4,593 acres with minimal activity...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man leads police on Fourth of July ATV chase

A barefoot, shirtless man, who was doused in lighter fluid and driving an ATV, led police and deputies on a brief chase Wednesday afternoon. The Fourth of July incident started about 4 p.m., when...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Tuesday, June 26 11:58 a.m. : A man was remanded into custody from Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St. due to a probation revocation. Wednesday, June 27 9:27 a.m. : A woman was...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Burro Fire slows Wednesday night; rain on horizon

The Burro Fire’s growth slowed down on Wednesday after a day of moderate temperatures and 23 percent humidity. The wildfire, which continues to burn in the Bear Creek Trail area near Rico, grew 15...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff to investigate fatal McElmo Canyon shootout

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is still waiting on results of a federal investigation into an officer-involved shootout in McElmo Canyon in February that left one man dead. But Sheriff Steve...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez launches crowd-pleasing Fourth of July fireworks

People came to Cortez from all over Montezuma County and beyond to watch Wednesday’s Fourth of July fireworks display, one of the few in Southwest Colorado that weren’t canceled this year. Parque...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek keeps tradition alive with 63rd Pick ’n’ Hoe

Dove Creek residents and hundreds of their relatives and friends from across the country marked Independence Day on Wednesday with the town’s 63rd annual Pick ’n’ Hoe celebration. The celebration...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Containment crews stay ahead of creeping Burro Fire

Warm, dry weather and low fuel moisture continue to feed the Burro Fire, which has grown 141 acres since Monday. An infrared mapping flight about 8:17 p.m. Tuesday showed the fire was at 4,578...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trinity Lutheran Preschool receives grant for playground

The Trinity Lutheran Preschool was awarded an Early Childhood Health Outdoors Seed Grant from the Denver-based nonprofit Qualistar Colorado. According to a news release, ECHO Seed Grant sites...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The coal mines of Montezuma Valley, from Mesa Verde to Mitchell Springs

Growing up in Cortez, we always had heat in the house. There was the cook stove – the Warm Morning – maybe the pot belly stove for heat, but I never asked where the coal came from. When a load of...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Looking back

Far View Center at Mesa Verde could become a science museum

In a symposium Saturday in Mesa Verde National Park, a scientist, a historian and an architectural designer outlined a possible future for the long-empty Far View Center. The building, formerly the...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News