DAV salutes Jack & Janelle’s Restaurant

The Colorado chapter of Disabled American Veterans recently selected Jack & Janelle’s Restaurant for their outstanding service to American military personnel. “More than 600 nominations were...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Mesa Verde named Best Cultural Attraction

Sunset, a Western living and traveling magazine, has named Mesa Verde National Park as a Best Cultural Attraction. Mesa Verde National Park was selected from four nominees as Best Cultural...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial date set for man in Samoan scam

Just as the victims of a $60,000 international scam predicted, an alleged con man failed to abide by the terms of a plea deal last week, resulting in a scheduled jury trial later this year. At a...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Safety issue raised as M-CHS nears opening

More than 150 days have passed since the city of Cortez heard about public safety issues around the new Montezuma-Cortez High School. On Jan. 27, Cortez resident Gerald Vincent addressed city...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cultural Center in dire financial straits

After roughly seven years of operating at a deficit, the 30-year-old Cortez Cultural Center announced this week that it would discontinue operations after September as it looks to rebuild the...

DATE: June 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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


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

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