Cortez man’s court fight over privacy fence delayed

Last week, municipal officials agreed to stay a trial stemming from a code enforcement violation issued to a South Madison Street property owner in June. Outside of City Hall, Joe James, the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tomac finishes fourth in first race after injuries

Eli Tomac kicked off the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series with a fourth-place finish in the 450SX Class on Saturday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Last year, the 23-year-old...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Panthers fall to No. 3 Ignacio, 63-57

For the first half, the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers played like they were the undefeated state-ranked team, while the 5-0 and Class 2A No. 3 Ignacio Bobcats floundered. The Panthers played a...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Southwest Memorial Hospital a leader in antibiotic stewardship

A Southwest Memorial Hospital pharmacist is part of a national group setting the standard for antibiotic stewardship in hospitals. Marc J. Meyer, a registered pharmacist, is collaborating with the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Cash, pot reported stolen in armed home invasion

Masked gunmen entered a Montezuma County home last week and stole cash, marijuana and electronics. Two suspects have been identified. “This is the county’s first home invasion connected directly to...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police blotter

Sunday, Dec. 20 2:03 p.m. Multiple cats and dogs left abandoned at a residence on the 30 block of W. Seventh Street after an eviction were transported to the Cortez Animal Shelter. Monday, Dec. 21...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: For the record

Ski Mesa Verde: National park has groomed trails, snowshoe rentals

Early winter snowfall has created good conditions for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Mesa Verde National Park. The park has a foot or more of snow on the ground and is grooming trails. The...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Cortez ranked No. 5 in state for low risk of home burglary

Cortez is listed as one of the safest communities in Colorado when analyzing the chances of falling victim to a household burglary. A consumer news and advocacy organization recently unveiled an...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS girls rally against Monte Vista, but fall short in OT

The Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers erased a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime against the Monte Vista Pirates on Saturday. Down by double digits with three minutes left, M-CHS...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

City to consider downtown outdoor dining, drinking

City officials are expected to review a draft ordinance on Tuesday night that would allow downtown businesses to offer outdoor dining and alcohol consumption. According to the proposed three-page...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City road crews battle icy streets, piles of snow

Sub-zero temperatures and ice have stymied city road crews as they continue cleanup efforts after an “extraordinary storm” dumped almost a foot of snow on the Cortez area since Thursday. “Be...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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