Cortez

Police Blotter

Wednesday, May 30 2:31 a.m. : A man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespassing and harassment in the 900 block of Ridge Drive after a man reported he had woken up to find an...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Sheriff Blotter

Thursday, May 31 5:10 p.m. : A man was served with a warrant for failure to comply at Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St. Friday, June 1 12:04 p.m. : A man was remanded into...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

One driver dies after crash near Mesa Verde National Park

A two-vehicle crash west of the Mesa Verde National Park entrance on Friday resulted in the death of one driver, Colorado State Patrol officials confirmed Wednesday. Gene Hughes, 71, of Mancos,...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge Emergency Shelter gets approval for new site plan in Cortez

In its first meeting since the April 3 election, the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday approved a site plan for the new Bridge Emergency Shelter. Ever since they learned in January...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial shows off $32 million upgrade

New buildings, spacious, sunlit patient rooms and modern technology greeted dozens of visitors to the grand opening of the expanded Southwest Memorial Hospital campus on Monday. Anchoring the south...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez city manager candidates meet the public in open house

The five candidates for Cortez city manager introduced themselves to the public in a City Hall open house Monday night. Mark Campbell, Timothy Dodge, John Dougherty, Phil Johnson and Martin Moore...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde included on worldwide list of ‘breathtaking destinations’

Travel website Expedia.com has named Mesa Verde National Park one of the “55 Most Breathtaking Destinations in the World,” alongside places such as Paris and Rio de Janeiro. Expedia travel writer...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse Park Fire southwest of Norwood almost contained

The Horse Park Fire between Dove Creek and Norwood is 90 percent contained and is expected to be fully contained by June 9, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The fire started May 26 with...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS graduates 15 seniors in intimate ceremony

Southwest Open School held its 2018 graduation Wednesday evening in an intimate ceremony honoring students who have received their diplomas despite hardship. Fifteen students graduated from SWOS in...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two vehicles collide on Main Street

A head-on collision Thursday afternoon on Cortez’s Main Street caused minor injuries, according to initial police reports. The two-vehicle crash involved a Jeep from Utah and a Ford Escape SUV and...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Farmers Market holds sunny Saturday opening

The Cortez Farmers Market opened Saturday morning with sunny skies and dozens of produce vendors. Although many produce vendors won’t participate in the market until their harvests come in later...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business