Cortez

Sheriff Blotter

Wednesday, July 18 9:13 a.m. : Deputies responded to a report of found property in the 27000 block of County Road 21. A woman turned in several items she said she had found in a hay barn on July...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Kinder Morgan donates money to Cortez Community Garden

On July 24, representatives from Kinder Morgan CO2 Co. presented a gift to the Cortez Community Garden outside the Recreation Center. The community garden outside the Cortez Recreation Center has...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Rosa Sabido mourns mother’s death in sanctuary at Mancos church

More than a year after she sought sanctuary in an effort to stay in the U.S. and take care of her parents, Rosa Sabido has lost her mother. The Cortez resident, an undocumented immigrant who has...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir levels in Southwest Colorado are dropping fast

The drought and extremely low winter snowpack are wreaking havoc on water supplies for reservoirs and irrigators in Southwest Colorado. Narraguinnep and Groundhog reservoirs are at their lowest...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Police Department to upgrade communications equipment

During its meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved two actions that could help the Police Department upgrade its aging communications technology. The council voted to approve an...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Post-burn study begins for Burro Fire

Fire recovery specialists have begun assessing the impacts of the Burro Fire, which scorched 4,593 acres in Bear Creek Canyon northeast of Dolores. Recent rains have led to nearly 100 percent...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez arts committee aims to solve mystery of art

The Cortez Public Arts Advisory Committee has completed its first survey of all the public art owned by the city government, and plans to publish the results on social media. According to a...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two nights of comedy at the Sunflower benefit Crow Canyon

Some of the top comedians in the Southwest will be at Cortez’s historic Sunflower Theatre this weekend for two full nights of laughs – all to benefit the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. “Two...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Odds are El Niño, precipitation will return

Southwest Colorado may escape the arid grip of the La Niña weather pattern, with forecasters saying there’s a good chance El Niño, and the moisture it brings, will return this fall. One of the...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather service issues flood advisory for Montezuma and Dolores counties

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory Tuesday afternoon for parts of Montezuma and Dolores counties. According to a news release from the NWS station in Grand Junction, heavy rain...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clarks waive hearings in Cortez drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter pleas. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been incarcerated in...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study maps Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park with drones

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe is turning to high-tech aerial photogrammetry to document and preserve the history of its tribal park, which is more than twice the size of the neighboring Mesa Verde...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News