Cortez

Cortez council supports electric vehicle groups in grant applications

During a busy meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved letters of support for three Southwest electric vehicle programs that seek state grants. The Colorado Energy Office is accepting...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County finds water for road maintenance

The Montezuma County Road Department has found a solution to a water supply problem for road maintenance. For decades, the county has been tapping into its 20 shares of Montezuma Valley Irrigation...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Fire Protection District welcomes new chief during major transition

The Cortez Fire Protection District has appointed a new chief, in the latest of several big changes to the organization. After the May 8 election brought three new faces to the district’s board of...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council hires John Dougherty as new city manager

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted unanimously to approve a contract with John Dougherty of Kingman, Arizona, making him the new city manager. Dougherty was one of five finalists the city...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Dolores graduates receive $1,000 scholarships

The Southwestern Cowbelles have awarded their 2018 scholarship to Bri Suckla and Jasper Breitenbach of Dolores High School. Each student received $1,000. Suckla will attend Western Oklahoma State...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire kicks up but is still at 40 percent containment

The Burro Fire grew an estimated 50 acres on Tuesday, but remained at 40 percent containment, firefighters said. Most of the growth occurred near the junction between the Bear Creek and Little Bear...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial welcomes first baby born in its new facilities

Southwest Memorial Hospital welcomed its first baby in its new facilities on Wednesday, June 20 at 8:45 p.m. Kelton Elijah Dunn came in at 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. Kelton was...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bush will challenge Tipton for Colorado seat in U.S. House

Democrat voters in Montezuma County on Tuesday overwhelmingly chose Diane Mitsch Bush to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. County Republicans chose state Treasurer Walker Stapleton as...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos’ Bauer House plans old-fashioned Fourth of July

The annual Bauer House Fourth of July celebration will return this year to raise money for the Mancos Valley Historical Society. Bobbi Black, who owns the antique house, used the Independence Day...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickup truck, car collide on North Broadway in Cortez

No one was injured in a collision about 5:50 p.m. Monday after a car apparently pulled out of West Empire Street into the path of a northbound pickup truck on North Broadway Avenue, according to...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters in primary election can drop off ballots at clerk’s office

The deadline to receive a primary election ballot in the mail was last week, but voters can still participate by delivering their ballots to the drop box outside the Montezuma County Clerk and...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire grows slightly to 3,779 acres; containment drops

The Burro Fire east of Dolores grew 14 acres over the weekend, and crews continued to check containment lines on its northwestern and southern sides. Infrared mapping flights on Saturday and Sunday...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News