Cortez

Contractors plan to finish median project in October

Cortez’s $1 million Access Control Plan, which includes building medians on Main Street, is expected to be completed by the end of October, contractors and the city say. The project is funded by...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribute honors first responders who died in 9/11 attack

Forty local firefighters paid tribute Tuesday to first responders who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Towers in New York 17 years ago. The second annual 9/11...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s drought set to be fourth worst on record

This year’s drought is one for the record books – especially for Southwest Colorado. The Colorado water year, which ends Oct. 31, looks to be the fourth-driest on record since the state began...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County courthouse wins statewide design award

The American Institute of Architects Colorado honored the architects behind the Montezuma County Combined Courts with a statewide award on Sept. 7. Peer-reviewed and judged by architects in...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant cycle opens for local nonprofit programs and organizations

Onward! A Legacy Foundation of Southwest Colorado on Sept. 1 opened its annual grant cycle for another year. It closes Oct. 15. The foundation, in operation for 17 years, helps investors easily and...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez hosts Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days

Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days will be held in Cortez this year on Sept. 12-14. The sold-out conference provides information, networking and professional training sessions for community...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County lifts fire ban, in effect since April

The fire ban for Montezuma County was lifted Monday by the county commissioners on the recommendation from local fire department chiefs and Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Cortez Fire Protection District...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stapleton takes Club 20 limelight alone in governor’s race

Republican gubernatorial nominee Walker Stapleton got a gift from his Democratic rival, Jared Polis: the lone spotlight on a high-profile stage. “I’m disappointed Congressman Polis chose not to be...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

The Bridge begins construction on new shelter

The Bridge homeless shelter broke ground Thursday on a new $2.1 million facility at 735 N. Park St. in Cortez. The new building will have an overnight shelter on the first floor for up to 26 people...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton bill to protect landowners near federal property advances

WASHINGTON – A congressional bill to protect property owners’ rights during federal land acquisitions has won first round approval but drew only cautious support from a major Colorado environmental...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public lobs tough questions to county commissioner candidates

The public got ample time during a forum Thursday in Dolores to ask four candidates running for a seat on the Montezuma County commission about their views on a variety of issues. The format was...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News