M-CHS demolition bid tops $2 million

At $2.2 million, the top estimate to demolish the former Montezuma-Cortez High School building is more than 15 times the budgeted amount. Last month, Re-1 School Superintendent Alex Carter told...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Minimum wage straps local workers

Across Montezuma County, a single mother with a preschooler making minimum wage must work more than two full-time jobs in order to make ends meet. The alarming statistic was recently revealed in a...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

City election process gets underway

The 2016 municipal election process officially launched today with candidates able to circulate nomination petitions. Held on April 5, the election comprises four seats on the seven-member city...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baby boy of the year

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jurors expected to decide verdict in knife attack

A jury is expected to decide the fate of a Cortez man this week charged in connection to a Friday the 13th knife attack. The alleged victim was hospitalized after suffering a collapsed lung. At a...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff blotter

Friday, Sept. 4 6:20 p.m. Made available to the public last week, deputies reported that a woman was arrested and charged with drug trafficking, drug possession, tampering with evidence, and...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Hesperus opens with plenty of powder

Hesperus Ski Area is welcoming skiers and snowboarders with more than twice the amount of snow that it had at this time last year.Last season, Hesperus opened on Dec. 28 and reported an 18” base at...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

County plans to expand Internet, communication services

Montezuma County is considering a locally based project that would improve and expand Internet service to rural areas. In a recent report to the county commissioners, information technology...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional simulation will test response to outbreak of plague

If there were a local outbreak of a deadly infectious disease, how well can regional health and safety organizations control it? Regional counties and tribes plan to find out during a simulation...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Look Back at 2015: Defining moments in Cortez

Here are some of the top stories of the year as decided by the editorial staff.Banks grow weary of 'green rush' In early 2015, less than a fifth of the institutions represented by the Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal shelter thanks sponsors for 12 Strays

The Cortez Animal Shelter thanks the following sponsors for this year’s annual 12 Strays of Christmas fund raiser: Slavens True Value, the Wanacott’s, P&D Grocery, Cox Conoco, Pizza Hut, Montezuma...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Sports Briefs

Upcoming Boys Basketball Tuesday, Jan. 5 M-CHS vs. Navajo Prep, 7:30 p.m. Mancos vs. Bayfield, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 M-CHS vs. Centauri, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 M-CHS vs. Ignacio, 4:30 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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