Fugitive felon from Dolores arrested after standoff in Durango

A convicted felon with a half dozen pending cases in Montezuma County Combined Courts was arrested Sunday in Durango after a two-hour standoff with police. Durango police were notified by the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm track favors Southwest Colorado

Monday’s snowstorm brought total winter snowfall to 31.6 inches for Cortez, said Jim Andrus, local meteorologist for the National Weather Service. “That is four times the total snowfall of all last...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why do rural schools struggle to recruit, keep teachers?

Nyibol Bior, an overworked Longmont teacher, applied last April to the rural Dolores School District hoping for a fresh start. But she balked when a job offer as a special education teacher for the...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workers, tourists return to Mesa Verde National Park

A group of five hardy tourists huddled against the frigid cold Thursday morning waiting for the gate to Mesa Verde National Park to open. Four inches of fresh snow had fallen, and the previous...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 storms expected this week in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado should remain in the path of storms forming in the Pacific and moving through the region after first hitting the Pacific Northwest, California and the Sierra Nevada Mountains...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads guilty to assaulting EMT in Montezuma Park

A Cortez man pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting an EMT who was treating him after he passed out in Montezuma Park on New Year’s Eve. Prosecutors asked that sentencing be left open for Therman J....

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inmate with syringes headed to New Mexico to face prison sentence

An Albuquerque man with a pending 12-month prison sentence in New Mexico who picked up contraband charges while in custody at the Montezuma County Detention Center reached an agreement Thursday...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitual domestic violence offender headed to state prison

A habitual domestic violence offender from Montezuma Creek, Utah, was sentenced Thursday in Cortez to 18 months in state prison. Cidro J. Begay, 31, pleaded guilty in with in 22nd Judicial...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez child sex offender resentenced to residential facility

Convicted sex offender Daniel J. Beltran was sentenced to three years in community corrections on Thursday after failing to register as a sex offender while on probation. The 22-year-old Cortez...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cowbelle, Stockman of the Year announced at annual dinner

After a hearty steak dinner Saturday night at the Cortez Elks Lodge, the Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association and the Southwestern Cowbelles announced their top Cowbelle and Stockman of...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican officials reassure cattlemen about water, wolves and the wall

Local leaders and elected officials gave a roundup of issues, concerns and legislative plans during the 2019 Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association’s annual meeting Saturday at the Cortez Elks...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Principal Jason Wayman resigning from Montezuma-Cortez High

Montezuma-Cortez High School will be seeing some new leadership soon, as Principal Jason Wayman has decided to step down at the end of this school year. The high school on Friday emailed a letter...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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