M-CHS plans first live musical in a year, and it’s an original

After a series of coronavirus delays, Montezuma-Cortez High School’s drama students will perform live with a new musical they wrote themselves. Friday will mark the premiere of “The Isle of Skye,”...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge reduces bond for Cortez man suspected in drug case

A Cortez man facing a charge of alleged felony drug possession with intent to distribute received a reduced bond Thursday in Montezuma County Court. Christopher Allen Gonzales was arrested Feb. 17...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who led police on slow-speed RV chase to consider plea deal

The man who led police on a slow-speed RV chase along Main Street in Cortez last month will consider a proposed plea agreement that could land him in prison for 12 to 18 months. Kevin Ritter, 41,...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Land Conservancy awarded $355,000 in grants

Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded the Montezuma Land Conservancy two grants totaling $355,029 to elevate Native American perspectives on land conservation, and to start a youth outdoor fellowship...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remodel complete for Montezuma Heritage Museum

Local officials got a tour of the remodeled building that will house the new Montezuma Heritage Museum, which is expected to open this summer. “It has been four years of hard work and is nearly...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Public Library to open at limited capacity

The Cortez Public Library will open its doors at limited capacity beginning March 22. The building will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Curbside pickup will remain an option...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez schools to go remote for day of March 22

Montezuma-Cortez School District will learn remotely Monday in case staff receiving their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine over the weekend experience any side effects. According to a letter...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores teacher from Sudan releases children’s book

In her newly released children’s book “My Beautiful Colors, A Refugee Story” Dolores high school teacher Nyibol Bior translates her experience as a refugee in the Second Sudanese Civil War into...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond reduction denied for man charged with stabbing girlfriend in Cortez

A man charged with stabbing his girlfriend, endangering a child and stealing his ex-wife’s car was denied a reduction in bond Tuesday morning in district court in Cortez. Christopher Wheat, 29, was...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe opens COVID-19 vaccine clinic to all

TOWAOC – The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe offered another round of free COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone age 18 and older on March 16. It was the third public vaccine clinic was held at the Ute Mountain...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Out-of-bounds skier rescued from above cliff near Telluride

A man who skied out of bounds in Telluride Sunday afternoon was rescued in the Bear Creek area, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office. He was with a ski instructor and guided group...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac finishes eighth in Arlington, a week after record-tying win at Daytona

Eli Tomac of Cortez, racing on the heels of a record-tying fifth win at Daytona International Speedway last week, got off to a slow start Saturday in the Arlington 1 Supercross and finished eighth....

DATE: March 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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