Automatic water meters coming to Cortez

Funding is in place for the City of Cortez to embark on a $1.2 million replacement of more than 3,000 manually read water meters with automated meters. Mayor Karen Sheek and City Council approved...

DATE: April 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A wandering condor?

A rare California condor from near Grand Canyon National Park that was “missing and feared dead” was photographed Thursday south of Dolores by seasonal park ranger Franz Carver. Carver, who drives...

DATE: April 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

3 students win at science fair

Three Cortez Middle School students walked away with awards at the 2015 Colorado Science Fair along with $350 collectively for their innovative projects.Eighth graders Megan Harmon and Noah...

DATE: April 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Southwest Singers bring in summer early

Summertime technically isn’t here yet, but local choir group the Southwest Singers is ushering it in early with its upcoming show “Summer Is in the Air.” Choir director Ruth Wilson Francisco said...

DATE: April 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

M-CHS grad Demby thwarts apparent assault at CU

Heralded as a hero for impeding an apparent sex assault at the University of Colorado, a Cortez man says he was simply doing the right thing. “There was never a doubt in my mind that I would do all...

DATE: April 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Embezzler gets a year in prison

A Cortez woman was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison last week after filing a false tax return. Appearing before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger in Denver, Lisa Kay...

DATE: April 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Library embarking on early literacy program

Free time in a typical, whirlwind work-week for most families is becoming extinct, and as a result, simple pastimes like reading are getting pushed out of ever-growing to-do lists.The struggle for...

DATE: April 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air travel in Cortez nosedives

One year after Great Lakes Airlines announced reduced flights to and from Cortez, the number of local passengers fell by more than half. With daily service to Denver, the Cortez Municipal Airport...

DATE: April 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Hampton Inn to open in May

The first new hotel built in Cortez in 20 years is set to open May 29, just in time for the tourism season, according to Hilton/Hampton Inn officials. The 38,000-square-foot, 74-guest-room...

DATE: April 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Cannabis seed giveaway draws a crowd

A marijuana seed giveaway attracted more than 200 people March 21 at the Cortez Welcome Center. Lu Nettleton, of the Colorado Plateau Growers Association, organized the event. He reported giving...

DATE: April 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man pleads guilty in child porn investigation

A Cortez man has pleaded guilty in connection to a federal undercover child pornography investigation. Lloyd Keith, 59, of Cortez pleaded guilty last month to a felony count of sexual exploitation...

DATE: April 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ertel strives to deal with rise in cremations

Like many others, the funeral industry is undergoing a sea change as consumer demands have shifted with the times. People not only have less money to spend on a funeral in a post-recession economy...

DATE: April 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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