Cortez

Sand Canyon

Winding desert singletrack under towering walls with technical rock gardens contrasting with buff sandy paths among ancient stone dwellings – there really is nothing quite like Sand Canyon. It’s a...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

‘Harmonicowboy’

Of all the musical instruments that evoke a classic, western sound, the harmonica’s rhythmic howl is hard to beat. It’s also an instrument that many buy but never learn to play – something the...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Samoan pleads guilty in $60K scam

In April 2013, a Cortez-based online education center entered into a historic agreement to expand its reach to the remote Independent State of Samoa. LeRoy Lafaialii Mariner, a Samoan living in...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog-killing neighbor gets jail time

A judge recently made an example of a Cortez woman who pleaded guilty in an animal cruelty case. Appearing out of custody at an arraignment hearing earlier this month, Marie Sage, 43, agreed to a...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Beny’s Diner coming to Main Street

Plans for a new Beny’s Diner were approved by the Cortez City Council last week, allowing ownership of the popular South Broadway restaurant to expand an existing building on Main Street. According...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area residents develop civic-minded projects

A local realtor, youth advocate, pre-school teacher, recent high school graduate, civil rights litigant, mother of five and child counselor have each developed projects aimed to enhance the...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Local author up for book award

A Cortez author has been tapped as a finalist for the 2015 Colorado Book Awards. Colorado Humanities recently nominated Chuck Greaves, author of "The Last Heir," for the 2015 Colorado Book Awards....

DATE: June 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Recent downpours shock sewage treatment process

Higher than average rainfall in recent weeks has not only provided drought relief, but it’s also dampened sewage treatment efforts. The surplus precipitation, more than 2.6 inches in May, was a...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional authors are up for Colorado Book Award

A Cortez author has been tapped as a finalist for the 2015 Colorado Book Awards. Colorado Humanities recently nominated Chuck Greaves, author of "The Last Heir," for the 2015 Colorado Book Awards....

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Living

Local author up for book award

A Cortez author has been tapped as a finalist for the 2015 Colorado Book Awards. Colorado Humanities recently nominated Chuck Greaves, author of “The Last Heir,” for the 2015 Colorado Book Awards....

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez pawn shop opens off U.S. Highway 491

Longtime traders and Montezuma County residents Tuffy and Linda Randolph have opened up a new store, Cortez Cash & Trade in a new building off U.S. Highway 491. The Randolphs, who owned a trading...

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Council to vote on diner, survey

Construction on a new Beny’s Diner located at Main and Mildred in Cortez could get underway if the site plan is approved by the Cortez City Council tonight. Owners of the popular South Broadway...

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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