22nd Judicial District in Cortez holds court remotely

The 22nd Judicial District has implemented an order to conduct all court cases remotely because of the increase in COVID-19 cases in Montezuma and Dolores counties. Until further notice, criminal...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez schools receive Empire Electric rebate check

Empire Electric Association has paid the first rebate to the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District for installing energy efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units on four local...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stalled Montezuma County recycling gets a reboot

Recycling options were disrupted in Montezuma County because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but services are up and running again, officials report. Local recycling is provided by the Montezuma County...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadline to enter Cortez Parade of Lights is Thursday, Dec. 3

In these trying times, the 31st annual Parade of Lights is scheduled to offer a glimmer of hope and holiday spirit. The event on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. is organized by The Four Corners Board of Realtors,...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Four new outbreaks in Montezuma County; five dead

Montezuma County has four new COVID-19 outbreaks, bringing its total to 10, and Dolores County has reported its first outbreak, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. As of...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: One victim of fatal plane crash near Telluride identified

A plane crash on Thursday east of Telluride killed both people on board, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. The pilot has been identified by the Sheriff as Bryan Lee Kill, 48, of...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Thanksgiving a to-go affair in Cortez

Hosting a takeout Thanksgiving meal for the community is the new main course in these pandemic times. To avoid a large gathering that could spread COVID-19, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candlelight vigil held for health care workers in Cortez

A candlelight vigil was held at Southwest Memorial Hospital Wednesday to show gratitude for health care workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. About 30 people attended the vigil, organized by...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Final approval of Rico Trail plan pending

The Rico Trails Project has gained preliminary approval from the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. The draft decision and document that found no significant environmental...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phil’s World trail expansion complete

A 24-mile trail expansion project at Phil’s World recreation area east of Cortez has been completed. Trail construction began in spring 2018, and the last few miles were completed this fall. There...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Casino holds Thanksgiving drive-thru

TOWAOC – The Ute Mountain Casino and tribal government provided more than 1,500 Thanksgiving meals to tribal members during a drive-thru event Thursday. The event replaces the traditional sit-down...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition to recall Cortez school board member McDaniel is challenged

A hearing was held Thursday to protest the petition to recall Montezuma-Cortez school board member Lance McDaniel. The validity of the recall petition has been formally challenged, forcing a...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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