Friends, family bring Yates back from Sharkstooth

The Montezuma County Sheriff's Office has announced that the body of Rob Yates was recovered on Sunday, June 8. The 47-year-old was lost in an avalanche on March 5. "I'm extremely relieved," said...

DATE: June 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Family brings Yates body home after March avalanche

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the body of Rob Yates was recovered on Sunday, June 8. The 47-year-old was lost in an avalanche on March 5.“I’m extremely relieved,” said...

DATE: June 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Roundup in full swing in Cortez

For as long as most people can remember, the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo has been an annual fixture in Cortez.Set to take place at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds this weekend, this year’s Roundup...

DATE: June 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

City rejects argument for raising sewer rates

The Cortez Sanitation District has repeatedly claimed that sewer rates had to be adjusted at the beginning of the year because of inconsistent and unreliable billing data from the city. City...

DATE: May 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Coloradoans are a different breed’

California native James Foley suffered a heart attack while driving earlier this month near Mesa Verde National Park. He and his wife, Tove Aase, were returning to Lompoc, California, after...

DATE: May 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Living

Carter ties low grades to parents, curriculum

Local school leadership presented the challenges facing the struggling Montezuma- Cortez School District to the State Board of Education Thursday. Superintendent Alex Carter and School Board...

DATE: May 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

New CSD board faces challenges

A standing-room only crowd applauded Monday after three new Cortez Sanitation District board members were sworn into office. “Congratulations,” outgoing board president Dave Waters told the new...

DATE: May 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Osprey gives back with annual sale

Hundreds of people crashed Osprey’s spring local-only sale last week, helping to benefit two area nonprofits with $2,100 each. Five percent of the proceeds from the sale on Friday, May 9, will be...

DATE: May 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Fire guts mobile home

An early morning fire completely destroyed a mobile home at Kokopelli Trailer Park on Wednesday. Cortez Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said the County Road F.5 resident happened to awake to use the...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murder suspect’s hearing delayed

A competency hearing for a Cortez woman charged with second-degree murder was postponed Tuesday until June. At a scheduled hearing on Tuesday, May 6, District Court Judge Todd Plewe said the court...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Challengers defeat Sanitation incumbents

All three challengers to the Cortez Sanitation District were elected Tuesday, forcing both incumbents out of office.Unofficial results for Tuesday’s mail-in ballot election reveal that board...

DATE: May 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two women elected to Cortez fire district

Two women now serve on the Cortez Fire Protection District board. Fewer than 200 ballots were cast to decide Tuesday’s election. Unofficial results for the election were received about 8 p.m....

DATE: May 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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