Cortez teen headed to Hollywood for blind audition on ‘The Voice’

Montezuma-Cortez High School sophomore Hannah Fish will be headed to Hollywood to sing in a blind audition on NBC’s “The Voice.” Fish, a 16-year-old Cortez native, made it through three rounds of...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect delays on Colorado 145 as boulder blasting continues

Travelers should expect traffic delays Monday on Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores. Crews will perform blasting operations beginning about 10 a.m., which will result in a 30-minute to 1-hour...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Boulder blasted apart on Colorado 145

A rockfall has slowed traffic on Colorado Highway 145 between Dolores and Rico, east of the small community of Stoner. The boulder landed in the southbound lane at mile marker 27, not far from the...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash on U.S. Highway 160 near Mancos causes injury

Rescue crews responded to a two-vehicle crash Thursday on U.S. Highway 160 west of Mancos. The crash, reported at 12:25 p.m., involved an Escalade SUV and a Silver Dodge pickup pulling a gooseneck...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter recovering in Southwest Colorado, but intense drought lingers

A shot of winter weather has put Southwest Colorado in contention for a normal snow year, but La Niña could get in the way. Recent snowfall put Cortez precipitation near the 30-year average for...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meet the Marine and Blackwater-connected candidate running to unseat Boebert

He served as a Marine. He worked as a high-powered consultant and commercial banker. He was an adviser and business partner to Erik Prince, the controversial former owner of the now-defunct...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area closes lift pending better winter weather

Warm and snow-free weather has forced Hesperus Ski Area to suspend ski lift service a week after opening on Jan. 28. Lift service will reopen when there is additional snowfall and lower daytime...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan seeks permit for Pleasant View injection well

Kinder Morgan CO2 Co. is requesting a renewal permit from the Environmental Protection Agency for an underground waste injection well southwest of Pleasant View. The company injects produced water...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County requests landowner remove gate across road

Montezuma County commissioners claim a locked gate across County Road Y is illegal, and are working toward reopening the road. The road crosses private land and Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area opens for season

Recent snowstorms and pandemic precautions allowed Hesperus Ski Area to open for the 2021 season Thursday. The 60-acre resort, on U.S. Highway 160 between Mancos and Durango, has an 18-inch base...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

China White heroin arrives in Cortez; man arrested

A Cortez man suspected of selling heroin to an undercover agent has been arrested on suspicion of illegal drug distribution, according to the Cortez Police Department. Jeffrey Joe Willett, 62, was...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Internet and phones service disrupted last week

A telecommunications glitch impacted internet and phone service in Cortez and Montezuma and Dolores counties last week. The network — operated by the City of Cortez and Farmers Telephone and...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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