Cortez

Diane Mitsch Bush hopes environmental platform can unseat Rep. Scott Tipton

Former Routt County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush is making a second attempt to unseat Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, with environmental priorities in mind. The 2018 Democratic nominee for the 3rd...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunnison sage grouse struggle in Southwest Colorado

Gunnison sage grouse are hanging on in Southwest Colorado, but their numbers are dropping, and the population in Dove Creek might have disappeared. The plucky, ground-dwelling bird famous for its...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Every Brilliant Thing’ brings humor to serious topic

A show set to be performed at the Sunflower Theatre next week is bringing humor and poignancy to the stage to help promote discussions about suicide. Durango-based theater troupe Merely Players...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters reject tax increase for Cortez school district

On Tuesday, Montezuma County voters denied a new tax increase for Cortez schools, chose new school board members for Dolores and Mancos districts, and denied a measure intended to stabilize the...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez School District mill levy rejected

Voters in the Montezuma-Cortez School District once again rejected the district’s request for a property tax increase to raise teacher salaries. It was a solid no vote for Ballot Measure 4A Tuesday...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump honors Native Americans, U.S. founders in same month

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — President Donald Trump has declared November as a time to celebrate both Native American heritage and the country’s founders, a move that upset Native Americans who have...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez officer testifies in case of missing Kansas girl

A Cortez police officer testified Monday in Kansas about the arrest of a Topeka man who has been charged with sex-related crimes after he was found in a local hotel with a teen girl. Stephon...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County counting votes; late surge expected

Voters will decide on local and state issues and choose school board members Tuesday in Montezuma County. With ballot issue 4A, Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is seeking a property tax...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Man goes to court in Cortez-area shooting

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and faces charges of attempted murder, after a gunshot fired early Friday morning sent Nicholas Posey to the hospital, according to the Montezuma County...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire erupts at furniture store in downtown Cortez

Crates and old furniture broke out in flames shortly after 7 p.m. Monday at Town and Country Furnishings, 38 N. Linden St. in Cortez. The fire was limited to crates and old furniture on the back...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ opens Friday

Bust out your raincoats and umbrellas for this year’s musical production at Montezuma-Cortez Middle School. This fall, the middle school’s theater department is performing the classic romantic...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold October sets record in Southwest Colorado

A chilly Halloween with overnight temperatures dropping into single digits capped the coldest October on record in Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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