Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo comes to town

Bull riding, mutton bustin’, and more are coming to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds this weekend for the annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo. This is the rodeo’s 89th year, and it will take over the...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Toxic plants suspected of killing cows in Four Corners

SHIPROCK, N.M. – Ranchers in northwestern New Mexico suspect toxic plants, used in Navajo and Hopi religious ceremonies, are responsible for the recent deaths of more than a dozen cows. At least 15...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four M-CHS baseball players receive all-conference honors

Over the course of the 2019 season, the Montezuma-Cortez High School baseball team won 10 of its 21 games and qualified for the Class 3A Regional Baseball Tournament for the first time since 2017....

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

A shootout and the legendary racehorse Jim Douglas

Editor’s note: This column about the life of Elbert “Al” Nunn is based on an interview by Anna Florence Robison in March 1934. The first two parts were published the first Friday of April and May....

DATE: June 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

Investigators conclude Burro Fire likely human-caused

The 2018 Burro Fire that torched 4,600 acres of the San Juan National Forest northeast of Dolores and cost more than $3 million to fight, was likely human-caused, according to a completed...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Behind the decision to allow chain saws in Southwest Colorado wilderness areas

Did the U.S. Forest Service break the law when it skirted the protections in the Wilderness Act – which explicitly prohibits motorized use – to allow chain saws in two Southwest Colorado wilderness...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman collecting baseball caps for immigrants

A Cortez woman is seeking baseball caps to support immigrants arriving in the city of Deming, New Mexico. In May, Deming declared a state of emergency after the U.S. Border Patrol released a high...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Adult Ed celebrates GED graduates, new citizens

The Cortez Adult Education Center held its first GED graduation ceremony last Tuesday. The center celebrated the accomplishments of five GED graduates and two new U.S. citizens at the ceremony,...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors weigh murder charges in Ignacio death

Prosecutors said they are confident Robert Rose killed Mark Wayman almost two weeks ago in Ignacio, but they are unsure if he planned it. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rose, 50,...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County landfill explores recycling tires

The Montezuma County landfill is applying for a program to recycle tires for use as a daily waste cover. The landfill is seeking a permit from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eighth graders find local Civil War connections

A few weeks ago, Bobby Sitton’s eighth grade class brought the Civil War to Cortez, both in the classroom and at the local cemetery. It’s an annual tradition for Sitton, a world studies teacher at...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Open School graduates 20 students

In a ceremony that celebrated diversity and highlighted students’ life paths, 20 students at Southwest Open School received diplomas Wednesday evening. The commencement ceremony was held outdoors...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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