Cortez

SWOS to hold Gallery Night

Southwest Open Schools will host a Gallery Night on Dec. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event aims to celebrate student success and learning through the academic semester of the school year. Parents,...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect arrested after armed robbery at Cortez Walmart

A man was arrested Friday in Cortez on a warrant for allegedly robbing a Walmart cash register at gunpoint the week before. According to incident reports from the Cortez Police Department, the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested, woman injured in collision near Towaoc

A man was arrested and a woman was injured after two vehicles collided Tuesday morning near Towaoc. Colorado State Patrol troopers, the Ute Mountain Ute Fire Department and other emergency...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gingerbread auction raises funds for Grace’s Soup Kitchen

The annual Gingerbread Auction to benefit Grace’s Soup Kitchen for St. Barnabas Episcopal Church was held on Dec. 7. Organizer Leigh Waggoner, who started the event three years ago, said nearly...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Republicans announce run for county commissioner

Three Republican candidates have announced their intention to run for the District 1 seat on the Montezuma County Commission in the 2018 election. Jim Candelaria, Charlie Rosenbaugh and incumbent...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez, Montezuma County prepare for 2018 elections

Just a month after the end of the 2017 election in Montezuma County, local governments are gearing up for the 2018 election. Cortez Clerk Linda Smith told the City Council during a Nov. 28 workshop...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County commission proposes cuts to local programs

Revenues won’t cover expenses for the $13 million Montezuma County budget for 2018, but tapping into reserves will balance it out. Expected revenues of $12.3 million are down due to a lower tax...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Small porch fire in north Cortez

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

TSA changes at Durango airport cause slight delays

Recent changes in airport security screening procedures hit Durango this week. After some initial day delays, Tony Vicari, aviation director at Durango-La Plata County Airport, expects the flow at...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County activists protest shrinking of monuments

Members of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and other activist groups gathered at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on Saturday to protest the shrinking of another monument. The rally at...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Vista Grande holds annual ‘Hazel’s Place’ store

Each year, the Vista Grande Nursing Home in Cortez opens the Hazel’s Place Christmas store. The “store” is free for residents to shop for themselves, family and friends. The event is sponsored by...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critics of oil, gas leasing near Chaco sense déjà vu

An oil and gas lease sale that would sell off more than 4,400 acres in the Greater Chaco region in March is again raising tension between resource development and cultural preservation interests....

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business