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Heavy rains cancel team roping at Montezuma County Fair

One of the few team roping events in the region was scheduled for Saturday night at the Montezuma County Fair. But it was canceled because of relentless rain. The rain is needed, said Terrance...

DATE: July 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer concert attracts hundreds

More than 500 fans enjoyed country-rock bands Overton Road and Little Texas at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds Friday night. The concert in the outdoor arena kicked off the county fair and was the...

DATE: July 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

County fair kicks off tonight with concert

The Montezuma County Fair begins this weekend and continues through Aug. 2. It kicks off with a country rock concert Friday night. Little Texas will perform at the fairground’s outdoor arena at 7...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County officials clash over mask mandate

Montezuma County commissioners have defied Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ COVID-19 prevention orders, and one suggested the local Health Department could face firings and a reduced budget if it...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal seam fire near Dolores extinguished; second one discovered

A coal seam fire discovered in October north of Dolores has been extinguished, according to the San Juan National Forest. But another coal seam fire along a steep ledge has been discovered a few...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How Colorado schools could lose more funding

The Colorado Legislature cut $621 million from K-12 education last month after COVID-19 rattled the country’s economy and stunted state tax revenue. Schools in Southwest Colorado are now scrambling...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes may earmark CARE funds for household water

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is considering using CARES Act funding to improve basic utility services for tribal residences, according to a tribal council member. But a tribal member who have lived...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efforts to improve education in Southwest Colorado just became much more difficult

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-day series exploring how a $621 million cut in state spending is increasing the educational gap in Southwest Colorado. The series continues today on Page...

DATE: July 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Orchard hub to serve Montezuma County apple growers

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project in Southwest Colorado now has a base of operations, thanks to a generous donation from The Nature Conservancy and other donors. The conservancy donated...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana dispensary approved by Cortez City Council

Nearly two years after denying a retail marijuana license for NuVue Pharma LLC, the Cortez City Council on Tuesday approved the store’s request to open. The approval came after months of...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain biker rescued off Colorado Trail near Rico

An injured mountain biker was rescued Sunday from the Colorado Trail east of Rico and was airlifted out, according to Dolores County Search and Rescue. A report by Capt. Keith Keesling in the Dove...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire south of Cortez contained

A fast-moving brush fire southwest of Cortez was being fought Thursday by multiple local and federal firefighting agencies. The fire grew to 22 acres, and was fully contained by about 3 p.m., said...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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