Cortez

Cortez cancels Fourth of July fireworks

After some deliberation, the city of Cortez has canceled the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration. City staff and the Cortez City Council agreed to cancel the show in light of the...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County commissioners consider changes in land use code

Montezuma County wants to review long-standing building restrictions in the Dolores River Valley established to control density and protect the local water source. The commissioners approved two...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac of Cortez finishes third in Salt Lake 4 Supercross

Eli Tomac of Cortez overcame a 12th-place start to finish third Wednesday in the 450cc AMA Supercross race in Salt Lake City. Defending champion Cooper Webb raced to the lead in the first lap and...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Cortez man sentenced for looting on Canyons of Ancients National Monument

A Cortez man was sentenced Wednesday for damaging a ceremonial Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and removing artifacts. Lonnie Shadrick Winbourn,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canyons of the Ancients celebrates 20th birthday

This week, the Bureau of Land Management honors the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument’s 20-year anniversary. The 176,000-acre monument was designated on June 9, 2000, by Presidential...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free COVID-19 testing offered in Dove Creek

Axis Health System will provide free COVID-19 testing in Dolores County for two days next week. The free drive-thru service will take place June 15-16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Axis’ Dove Creek...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repeat offender from Towaoc gets 30 years for assaulting wife

A federal judge in Durango has sentenced David Sidney Wells, 44, of Towaoc, to 30 years in federal prison for assaulting his wife on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. Wells was indicted April 5,...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

June storm brings snow to San Juan Mountains

A rare June storm blanketed several inches of snow across Southwest Colorado, with both Silverton and Telluride reporting about a half-foot of snow accumulation. Mike Charnick, a meteorologist with...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Farmers Market returns, with coronavirus restrictions

On a blustery Saturday, the Cortez Farmers Market sprouted up at Elm and Main streets, and will continue through its usual summer season, but with some COVID-related adjustments. The market opened...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fans return to Montezuma County Speedway

Fans are returning to the Montezuma County Speedway, despite a Colorado health order that prohibits large gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. But race promoter Gene Felker believes...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac wins muddy Salt Lake 3 supercross, widens series lead

Eli Tomac of Cortez on Sunday won the third of seven series races at Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium after a battle in the mud with defending champion Cooper Webb. With four races to go in the...

DATE: June 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Heavy storms sweep through Four Corners

Severe storms have been sweeping through the Four Corners region Saturday, with flash flood advisories in effect at least through mid-afternoon. Southeastern Utah appears to have received the brunt...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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