Cortez

Meet the Cortez City Council candidates, part 1

In this year’s municipal election, eight people are running for five open Cortez City Council positions. Incumbents Jill Carlson and Orly Lucero are both running for their second terms. The other...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez hosts broadband forum for council candidates tonight

The city of Cortez will host a public forum Feb. 20 about the need for broadband in the area. Mayor Karen Sheek announced the forum on Feb. 2 as a way to educate the candidates on the issues...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Person reportedly hit by vehicle on Colorado 184

A man was struck by a vehicle on Colorado Highway 184 north of Mancos about 9 a.m., according to Montezuma County dispatch. An “off-duty” EMT was on scene and reported a possible leg fracture to...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

100 Club holds Mardi Gras-themed fundraiser for first responders

The 100 Club of Montezuma County held a Mardi Gras-themed masquerade ball Saturday night to raise funds for families of first responders who die in the line of duty. The event was held at the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

CMS eighth-graders work to beautify their school

Lissa Lycan’s eighth-grade language arts students at Cortez Middle School worked to beautify the school during the Feb. 9 school day. According to Lycan, every Friday, her students participate in...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Education

Winter storm poised to hit Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the San Juan Mountains starting 5 p.m. Sunday. An alert sent out on Saturday afternoon predicted heavy snow and high winds for the...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rollover on County Road 26 blocks northbound traffic

A rollover crash was reported to law enforcement officers about 11:30 a.m. Friday. The crash occurred on the 11000 block of County Road 26. The driver was transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outlier Cellars to hold grand opening in Mancos

After years of planning, Mancos’ new cidery is ready to hold a grand opening on Saturday. Three Montezuma County entrepreneurs leased a former motorcycle mechanic shop on Main Street last year,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM plans for travel management

The public has been weighing in on where they would like to see additional parking lots and trails on the Tres Rios district of the Bureau of Land Management. During community meetings in Cortez...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Friday, Feb. 9 2:15 a.m. : A man was arrested at Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 N. Mildred Road, on suspicion of violating a protection order, after police transported him there after finding...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: For the record

Cortez Parks and Recreation board appoints new members

After appointing two new members on Friday, the Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry Advisory Board is close to being fully staffed for the first time in more than a year. Parks and Recreation,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News