July 4 will rock ’n’ roll at Montezuma County Fairgrounds

After the city of Cortez canceled the fireworks show, Montezuma County and local musicians decided to offer a free July Fourth music festival at the fairgrounds. The COVID-19 Rock ’n’ Roll Escape...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board OKs $34 million budget

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board of education approved a $34 million budget Tuesday night at its regular June meeting. The budget adjusted the one proposed a few weeks ago, after the...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unaffiliated candidate plans to petition onto ballot for commissioner

The race for Montezuma County Commissioner District 3 could get competitive. Rebecca Samulski of Mancos plans to petition onto the November ballot as an unaffiliated candidate. If her petition is...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historical inventory recalls Cortez’s past

The city of Cortez’s sixth inventory of historic properties identified more than a dozen buildings of historical importance — including the Cortez Post Office and three homes relocated from the old...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sears closes doors of an iconic Cortez store

An American icon of retail department stores has departed Cortez. Even its location at Market and Main streets evokes its enduring symbol of traditional brick-and-mortar capitalism. But after more...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lindsay and Stevenson win Republican primary for Montezuma County commissioner

Restaurant owner Kent Lindsay and Colorado brand inspector Joel Stevenson have won the Republican Primary for Montezuma County Commissioner Districts 2 and 3. Unofficial results were released at...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Collision on U.S. 491 closes highway

A collision between a pickup truck and a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 491 Tuesday hospitalized one man and closed the highway about 2 miles north of Pleasant View. The crash was reported at 1:19...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Yellow Jacket Fire reaches 395 acres; containment is 50%

A fire in Yellow Jacket Canyon southwest of Lewis reached 395 acres Monday and was 50% contained by Tuesday. The blaze, dubbed the Yellow Jacket Fire, has burned on private land and on Canyons of...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez plans to step up reopening of facilities

After months of closures, the city of Cortez gradually has reopened facilities and services. Keeping up with rapidly changing rules and regulations, officials have reopened many programs and...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat for Humanity celebrates new home build

Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County just kicked off another home build in Cortez, with plans to finish it by this fall. Last week, Habitat for Humanity’s board of directors, staff, supporters,...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paths to Mesa Verde awarded construction funds

Montezuma County has been awarded a $5.8 million federal grant to construct the first 7.5 miles of the 17-mile Paths to Mesa Verde Trail connecting the national park with Mancos and Cortez. The...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free COVID testing offered Thursday

The Montezuma County Public Health Department will provide free COVID-19 testing on June 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the north side of the Southwest Memorial Hospital campus at the EMS garage. The...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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