Cortez

Hospital, M-CHS grab spotlight at Taste of Seasons

Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery was transformed into a holiday feast of wine and food from local vendors on Thursday, Dec. 3, to benefit Four Corners charities.This year, guests could vote for...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM plans for rock slide removal

The BLM is planning to remove a recent rock slide that is blocking access to Yellow Jacket Canyon. An environmental assesment is being prepared to analyze the proposed removal. The rock slide is...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beware: Scammers working the lines

Assorted telephone scams are on the rise in Cortez as local authorities field daily calls from concerned residents. “Most of these scams want the individual being scammed to purchase Green Dot...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lands workshop Dec. 10

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners will host a public workshop on Thursday, December 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Montezuma County Annex 107 N. Chestnut St., Cortez. This workshop...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baxstrom renews bid to qualify for defender in attempted murder

Denied a court-appointed attorney in November, a Cortez man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his wife has filed a fourth application requesting a public defender. This week, Garrett...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Adams receives state award for bike trails

Mountain biking diehard Paul Adams recently received the Community Champion Columbine Award from the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association for his volunteer efforts advocating trails. Adams was...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New coalition launching campaign to protect Chaco

Four organizations – Archaeology Southwest, the National Parks Conservation Association, Park Rangers for Our Lands, and Partnership for Responsible Business – are launching a campaign to protect...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Holiday spirit starts to shine in Cortez

On Black Friday, Keesee Motor Co. wheeled a red truck onto its showroom floor to help collect Christmas gifts for families. “It’s not unusual for the truck to be filled for or five times,” said...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman, 66, gets 4 years in meth case

A 66-year-old woman was sentenced to four years in prison this week after being convicted of importing more than $15,000 of crystal meth into Cortez. “I’m just overwhelmed,” the defendant Darlene...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pot growers compare notes

In 2015, a local cannabis advocate conservatively estimates that some 300 farmers across the Four Corners harvested at least 500 pounds of marijuana. A handful of those farmers gathered this week...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Guest Columnist: Let Lake Powell go

A collaborative new plan to conserve water isn’t really about conservation; it’s about hydropower.The plan is called the “Colorado River Conservation Partnership,” and it was launched by the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Guest Columnist: Leave your dog at home, please

What I say will not make me a popular person, but here it is: For excellent reasons, dogs should not be – and usually aren’t – allowed in the backcountry of national parks.Dogs, being predators,...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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