Two-vehicle crash kills one, injures another south of Cortez

A two-vehicle crash killed one man Tuesday south of Cortez on U.S. 160/491, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. The collision occurred just before 1 p.m. and involved a white Ram...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County passes $51.4 million budget for 2020

The Montezuma County budget jumped for 2020, with additional expenditures going toward paving roads, infrastructure projects and law enforcement. On Dec. 17 county commissioners approved a $51.3...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County moved on many fronts in 2019

In 2019, rural Montezuma County pushed forward on recreation, economic development and solar energy. Officials addressed issues with social services, state gun control laws, better law enforcement...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roy Lane remembered by community, family

After almost four decades of serving Cortez as police chief, Roy Lane is at rest. About 300 people attended a memorial service Saturday at the Cortez Recreation Center to honor the chief, who died...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backcountry travelers learn ins and outs of avalanche safety

As a winter storm blasted Lizard Head Pass with a fresh layer of fluffy snow, 52 backcountry enthusiasts gathered Dec. 14 in full outdoor gear to learn about avalanche awareness. The free on-snow...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lost for decades, the Colorado Orange apple variety has been found – officially

Over the past two decades, apple preservationists Jude and Addie Schuenemeyer have identified more than a 1,000 apple varieties that once grew in Colorado’s orchards and backyards. But pinpointing...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools, city of Cortez end the year with unresolved money problems

As 2019 wraps up and Cortez looks ahead to 2020, it’s with fiscal responsibility in mind so that operations can resume normally. And while finances may have overshadowed city meetings and...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez serves a homestyle feast for Christmas

Evander Lien capped off a pretty good Christmas – he scored a hoverboard from Santa and some turkey and pumpkin pie Wednesday at the Cortez Community Christmas Dinner. Evander’s father, Cyrus Lien,...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

WATCH: Santa takes a break, skis on Vallecito Lake

Santa, it appears, took some time off from his Christmas delivery route to water ski on Vallecito Lake. Yes, the video was shot at the beginning of the decade, but Stan “Doc” Folsom, who dressed up...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roy Lane’s memorial service is Saturday

In honor of his deep connection to the community, a memorial service for longtime Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane will be open to the public 4-5 p.m. Saturday in the Cortez Recreation Center gym. A...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather service forecasts 90% chance of snow in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an incoming storm that’s expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Tuesday afternoon and last through Christmas Day. The advisory...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal grant seeks to boost regional internet service

Improved internet services could be available to Southwest Colorado’s rural residents over the next 10 years thanks to a $6.7 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission. Viasat, a...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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