Winter survival depends on animals’ ability to adapt

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued an official El Niño warning for this winter based on temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. An El Niño doesn’t always mean colder...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | COLUMN: Powerful solutions

Community Calendar

Email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Wright, Montano take school board oaths tonight

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 leaders have opted to delay interviewing potential board members for two open seats. Earlier this month, current board members discussed starting the interview process at...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baxstrom is denied defender in domestic violence

In a heated preliminary hearing, Montezuma County Court Judge JenniLynn Lawrence announced on Wednesday that defendant, Garrett “Ty” Baxstrom, 38, of Cortez, didn’t qualify for a court-appointed...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court briefs

Felony conviction in alcohol purchaseIn custody on a $10,000 bond, Dennis Altamirano, 25, of Mancos, admitted to violating probation in connection to a 2012 felony charge of contributing to the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police stun pedestrian 5 times

After instructing a disoriented and intoxicated man to vacate a Main Street parking lot, Cortez police officers followed the subject and then tased him five times. In a three-page report, K-9...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taste of the Seasons decks halls for 17th year

For the 17th consecutive year, Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery is being transformed into a winter wonderland outfitted with fine food and wines from local restaurants, all in the name of...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yucca House expansion, access point delayed

Plans to expand Yucca House National Monument and replace its public access point have been delayed. Located in southern Montezuma County, the little-known 33-acre monument is rich with unexcavated...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners reject beer sales at Four States Ag Expo

Montezuma County commissioners have rejected a request by the Four States Ag Expo to serve beer during the March event at the fairgrounds.In a 3-0 vote, the commission cited concerns about problems...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Metal sediment unlikely to dissolve

Scientists working on heavy metals in the Animas River delivered some good news about the sediment Friday. Metals in the sediment left by the August Gold King Mine breach are likely to wash...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ryan Frazier joins U.S. Senate race in Colorado

DENVER – The Republican field for U.S. Senate in Colorado grew on Thursday with an announcement from former Aurora Councilman Ryan Frazier. Frazier, 38, is seeking his party’s nomination to unseat...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regulators discuss proposed rules meant to ease oil and gas conflicts

DENVER – A hearing on proposed rules for oil and gas drilling in Colorado got off to a contentious start Monday, with critics saying the guidelines were too narrow to do any good or that they...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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