Parade of Lights brightens Cortez during season of a Grinch

A slice of tradition brings out the community for a much-needed dose of normalcy in a year that has been anything but normal. The 31st annual Parade of Lights, organized by the Four Corners Board...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores lights up town for holidays

Dolores is shining bright for the holiday season, with a decorated town and events planned. The giant spruce tree and Galloping Goose rail car are lit up in front of town hall, festive wreaths line...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez promotes outdoor seating

The city of Cortez is offering to fast-track the application process for restaurants and retail stores looking to increase outdoor capacity. The goal is to offset restrictions on indoor capacity...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested for alleged fentanyl distribution

A New Mexico man, Manuel Nester Vargas, has been arrested for suspicion of illegal distribution and possession of the drug fentanyl in the Cortez area, according to the Cortez Police Department....

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Exceptional drought persists in Southwest Colorado

A persistent drought continues in the Four Corners, and residents should expect more of the same, weather officials report. For the Cortez area, precipitation is at 44% of normal for the year, said...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Casino Hotel to close through December

Ute Mountain Casino Hotel announced Monday that it will temporarily close hotel and casino operations because of its concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and to assist the Ute Mountain Ute tribe...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Holiday events focus on generosity, tradition

The tradition of Santa Claus and the spirit of giving will continue this holiday season, but with adjustments for pandemic precautions. On Dec. 5, the Stuff the Bus gift donation event for families...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County deputies search Haycamp Mesa, arrest man sought in collision

A Montezuma County investigation and search for a man suspected of forcing a female driver off the road led to an arrest Nov. 30 on Haycamp Mesa, said Sheriff Steve Nowlin. John Austin Fusco, 37,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus outbreaks hit Cortez nursing home, Walmart

New outbreaks of COVID-19 continue to hit Montezuma County and include a senior living center, a church, a county department and a major retailer. The county now has 14 active outbreaks in the...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A wandering young lion tracked 558 miles to Mesa Verde

A roaming young mountain lion has arrived at Mesa Verde National Park after traveling 558 miles from central New Mexico, wildlife officials report. The young male was fitted with a GPS collar by...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

22nd Judicial District in Cortez holds court remotely

The 22nd Judicial District has implemented an order to conduct all court cases remotely because of the increase in COVID-19 cases in Montezuma and Dolores counties. Until further notice, criminal...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez schools receive Empire Electric rebate check

Empire Electric Association has paid the first rebate to the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District for installing energy efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units on four local...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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