Mesa Verde named Best Cultural Attraction

Sunset, a Western living and traveling magazine, has named Mesa Verde National Park as a Best Cultural Attraction. Mesa Verde National Park was selected from four nominees as Best Cultural...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial date set for man in Samoan scam

Just as the victims of a $60,000 international scam predicted, an alleged con man failed to abide by the terms of a plea deal last week, resulting in a scheduled jury trial later this year. At a...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Safety issue raised as M-CHS nears opening

More than 150 days have passed since the city of Cortez heard about public safety issues around the new Montezuma-Cortez High School. On Jan. 27, Cortez resident Gerald Vincent addressed city...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cultural Center in dire financial straits

After roughly seven years of operating at a deficit, the 30-year-old Cortez Cultural Center announced this week that it would discontinue operations after September as it looks to rebuild the...

DATE: June 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sand Canyon

Winding desert singletrack under towering walls with technical rock gardens contrasting with buff sandy paths among ancient stone dwellings – there really is nothing quite like Sand Canyon. It’s a...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports


Of all the musical instruments that evoke a classic, western sound, the harmonica’s rhythmic howl is hard to beat. It’s also an instrument that many buy but never learn to play – something the...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Samoan pleads guilty in $60K scam

In April 2013, a Cortez-based online education center entered into a historic agreement to expand its reach to the remote Independent State of Samoa. LeRoy Lafaialii Mariner, a Samoan living in...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog-killing neighbor gets jail time

A judge recently made an example of a Cortez woman who pleaded guilty in an animal cruelty case. Appearing out of custody at an arraignment hearing earlier this month, Marie Sage, 43, agreed to a...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Beny’s Diner coming to Main Street

Plans for a new Beny’s Diner were approved by the Cortez City Council last week, allowing ownership of the popular South Broadway restaurant to expand an existing building on Main Street. According...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area residents develop civic-minded projects

A local realtor, youth advocate, pre-school teacher, recent high school graduate, civil rights litigant, mother of five and child counselor have each developed projects aimed to enhance the...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Local author up for book award

A Cortez author has been tapped as a finalist for the 2015 Colorado Book Awards. Colorado Humanities recently nominated Chuck Greaves, author of "The Last Heir," for the 2015 Colorado Book Awards....

DATE: June 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Recent downpours shock sewage treatment process

Higher than average rainfall in recent weeks has not only provided drought relief, but it’s also dampened sewage treatment efforts. The surplus precipitation, more than 2.6 inches in May, was a...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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