Update: Storm in SW Colorado raises avalanche risk, cancels classes

A storm dropped more than a foot of new snow in Southwest Colorado early Wednesday, raising the risk of avalanches to “high” and canceling school classes in Montezuma and Dolores counties. The...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County recreation committee meets for first time

The new Montezuma County Recreation Advisory Committee began to visualize the potential of proposed multiuse trails in the area at its first meeting Wednesday. Nine members represent a variety of...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park reopens to visitors

Mesa Verde National Park reopened Monday morning after an extended federal government shutdown and an effort to repair road damage from rockfalls. An announcement that the park had reopened was...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local wrestlers hold their own at Butch Melton Invitational

With 14 teams in attendance at the Butch Melton Invitational in Ignacio on Feb. 2, competition was stiff, and wins were tough to come by. Wrestlers hailing from Montezuma-Cortez, Dove Creek,...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fire chars rented mobile home in Cortez

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson Sunday night after a small fire charred part of the mobile home he was renting, according to the Cortez Police Department. Police officials were called...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body of missing Towaoc man is found

The body of a local man missing since December was found Thursday afternoon near Towaoc, according to officials. Arnold Dean House, 49, was discovered in the Dry Creek Road area east of Towaoc,...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores State Bank celebrates 60 years

Dolores State Bank marks 60 years of operation this year, and will be celebrating the anniversary all year long. Founded in 1959, DSB is the largest independent bank in Montezuma County and has...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva looks to move to temporary location

The Children’s Kiva Montessori School has applied for a conditional use permit from the city of Cortez in order to be able to take up temporary residence downtown while its building on North...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas corporation seeks to bar county work on road south of Mancos

A Texas corporation is seeking an injunction to prohibit Montezuma County maintenance on parts of County Road 41 until the court defines the county’s easement on the road, south of Mancos. After a...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Onward! putt-putt tournament raises money, spreads laughter

Thousands of dollars were raised for nonprofits on Saturday night as more than 70 people who dressed as their favorite TV show characters participated in the Onward! A Legacy Foundation fourth...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple face 8 years in prison for meth, heroin distribution

A married couple in their 60s are facing eight years in prison after both pleaded guilty Friday to two identical counts of distribution of meth and distribution of heroin. Co-defendants Sherri L....

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Cortez finance director brings private sector experience

Ben Burkett has been away from home for about 18 years. Now, he’s back in Cortez with a prominent job as the city’s finance director. In mid-January, Burkett, a Montezuma-Cortez High School and...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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