Colorado Welcome Center hosting open house

The Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez will have an open house in a week, and members of the public are invited to be “reintroduced” to the center and to see what’s new. The event is being hosted by...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dollar General considers new store near Cortez

Dollar General is considering opening a store south of Cortez. Developers recently informed county planners there is a potential opportunity for a 9,000-square-foot store on a parcel at the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango football dominates Montezuma-Cortez in exhibition

The Durango High School football team was perfect while its varsity starters were on the field Friday night against former rival Montezuma-Cortez. The backups held their own, too. One week before...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Are local government TV channels in danger?

Could Durango’s municipal government channel, DGOV, be in the early process of melting away? An order from the Federal Communications Commission issued earlier this month has officials not only in...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning for Mesa Verde horse roundup continues

A plan to roundup and remove a wild horse herd from Mesa Verde National Park is still in the review process, according to the Colorado Chapter of the National Mustang Association. The park is...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State looks to improve behavioral health; Utes get new center

Ute Mountain Tribal Councilman Selwyn Whiteskunk has been appointed to serve on the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force. This year, Gov. Jared Polis directed the Colorado Department of Human...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Computer modeling improves replacement of ailing shoulders

Anne Palmer, 64, was in pain for months after falling off a ladder this winter and injuring her shoulder. The accident forced her to confront the fact the cartilage in her shoulder had completely...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper joins Colorado’s crowded Senate race after dropping presidential bid

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who dropped out of the Democratic presidential contest last week, has launched a bid for a U.S. Senate seat with the aim of ousting Cory Gardner, regarded as...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deferred judgment granted in January collision

The man who slammed into Cortez City Councilor Mike Lavey’s Toyota pickup in January while driving intoxicated was granted a deferred judgment – likely limiting his time in jail – after Lavey asked...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez, Dolores students show improvement in state tests

Students in Cortez and Dolores showed overall improvement in standardized testing in the past school year, according to the Colorado Department of Education. Results for the Colorado Measures of...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

DeGette to host Cortez forum on wilderness bill

Congresswoman Diana DeGette, D-Denver, will visit Cortez for the first time Monday to discuss her proposed Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 . DeGette will host a community forum from 5 p.m. to 6:30...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor Jared Polis praises CDOT for Memorial Rock work

On Tuesday, Gov. Jared Polis visited Memorial Rock – the famous house-sized boulder that on May 24 wiped out a large section of Colorado Highway 145 northeast of Dolores. Polis marveled at the size...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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