New trails ready to ride, hike at Phil’s World

Four new nonmotorized trails and a new parking lot have been built at the Phil’s World recreation area east of Cortez. The Tres Rios District of the Bureau of Land Management will have an event to...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man, dog found dead after motor home fire south of Cortez

A man died in a motor home that caught fire south of Cortez about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Patrick Goddard, 63, was found dead after a fire engulfed the...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

TruWest auto dealership opening new location in Cortez

TruWest Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is opening a new location along U.S. Highway 160 in a week. This will be a second Cortez site for the auto dealership, joining its other store at 333 Broadway. The...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New education center opens at Fozzie’s Farm

Montezuma Land Conservancy members and supporters ushered in a new education center at the organization’s own Fozzie’s Farm during an open house Thursday afternoon. Fozzie’s Farm is a farm...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers, Red Cross install 136 free smoke alarms in Cortez

Volunteers, fire officials and Red Cross staff members dispersed throughout neighborhoods along Seventh Street on Saturday morning for free smoke alarm installations. Their sweep of the south side...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don Vic’s Grocery offers authentic Mexican food

A long-abandoned gas station on the east side of Cortez has been transformed into Don Vic’s Mexican Grocery Store. Owner Victor Nunez purchased the building and remodeled it into a brightly colored...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis-Arriola fifth graders run ‘Our Town’

Lewis-Arriola Elementary students have set up shop in Alison Robinson’s classroom. It’s part of the “Our Town” project she started when she began working at the school six years ago, as part of an...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Literary Festival to attract dozens of authors

The public is invited to attend a flurry of free writing and poetry workshops at the inaugural Cortez Literary Festival June 7-8. Keynote speaker Anne Hillerman will kick off the Cortez Library...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six candidates vie for three open seats on Empire Electric board

Six candidates have entered the race for three open seats on Empire Electric Association Inc.’s board of directors. Ballots will be sent to cooperative members in May for candidates running for a...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers set aside $38 million for affordable housing

The Colorado Legislature passed two measures this session that will provide millions of dollars each year to help ease the state’s affordable housing crisis. In 2020, the two bills could set aside...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mud Springs trails day to teach user etiquette

Learn about trail etiquette, get some exercise and win prizes during a Share the Trails event at the Mud Springs area south of Cortez on June 1 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The nonmotorized event is...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Calkins building development plans move forward

Plans to develop the old Calkins building are moving forward, as the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a conditional-use permit to allow for a possible multifamily...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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