Cortez

Natural sandstone arches of New Mexico

Perhaps you have heard tell of hidden natural sandstone arches in northern New Mexico, and among them a free-standing thin ribbon of rock. Anasazi Arch rises from its mother stone in a perfect...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff investigates suspected homicide in July 4 death

The death of a man that occurred July 4 west of Mancos is being investigated as a possible homicide, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. David Allen Mooney, 60, of Chino Valley,...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roland R. Schneider Scholarship grant scholarships

This year, 11 Montezuma-Cortez High School graduates were awarded the Roland R. Schneider Scholarship. The scholarship is managed by local nonprofit Onward! A Legacy Foundation. The students will...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire dispatchers choreograph emergency response on federal lands

While smoke from wildfire isn’t dominating the skies in Southwest Colorado this summer, lightning has sparked blazes on Missionary Ridge and near Dolores. Fighting those fires can require...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interns gain experience at Canyons of Ancients

College interns studying archaeology gain real-world experience every spring and summer at Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum. The three-month internship includes housing and is...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

PHOTO: Barbecue mishap

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash occurs in U.S. 160 construction zone

A three-vehicle crash in the construction zone on U.S. Highway 160 Monday morning sent one driver to the hospital, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred when a westbound Ford...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire Electric discusses renewable energy costs

As Colorado leaders lean toward a reliance on renewable energy, Empire Electric Association is seeing increased local interest in solar energy. But the price to purchase solar power must not raise...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

June inspections: Two Fiestas and two Dollars

Colorado has implemented restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: July 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thousands celebrate Independence Day in Cortez

This year’s fireworks show in Cortez saw the traditional bursts of color and family barbecues – and even a guest appearance from an apparently distressed deer. The fireworks display – shot off from...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forecasters call for drier-than-average monsoon

Southwest Colorado appears to be headed into a dry spell, and even the monsoon may be drier than average, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms with...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclists and drivers: Watch out for each other

According to the meteorologists, it is now officially summer. So that means there will be a lot more motorcycles on our roadways. So that is this month’s topic. I was a motor officer for the State...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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