Cortez

Gun discovered in Montezuma-Cortez High School locker

A Montezuma-Cortez High School student brought a gun to school Tuesday, according to a letter sent by school district officials later that night. District staff members and Cortez police officials...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College nursing program holds graduation

It was not an easy road for many students in the LPN-to-RN program at Pueblo Community College, but when they walked across the stage Friday evening for their pinning ceremony, it was with heads...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park will increase entrance fees

Short-term entrance fees at Mesa Verde National Park will increase more than 55% next year. The increase follows a request for public comments on a fee proposal released in October 2017. National...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mother’s agonizing search for a diagnosis leads to Lyme disease

Tasha Rayburn gave birth nearly a year ago and was embracing life as a new mother when her health started to deteriorate fast – and to make matters worse, no one knew why. About three weeks after...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescue crews respond to crashes in Montezuma County

Rescue crews responded to two crashes Monday that occurred on icy roads in Montezuma County. At 9:20 a.m. a two-vehicle crash in icy conditions caused an injury on Colorado Highway 145 at milepost...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado chosen for $50 million forest project

Southwest Colorado has been chosen for $50 million in additional funding for expanded forest health and wildfire mitigation efforts on public and private land. The newly formed Rocky Mountain...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four ways to change Colorado’s school funding formula

The Colorado Sun Colorado’s 25-year-old school funding formula is one step closer to a makeover, but lawmakers are still pinning down exactly how changes might would impact the state’s 178 school...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Feelings of guilt, grief common when navigating euthanasia

For 14 years, Jack Schuenemeyer and his dog, Cory, geared up in Thanksgiving-themed costumes and led the milelong Turkey Trot in Cortez. In 2018, Cory led her last trot. In July, Schuenemeyer had...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Christmas Bird Count is Dec. 28

Learn about our local feathered friends from experienced birders at the Cortez Christmas Bird Count Dec. 28. The all-day or half day carpool tours begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Cortez Cultural Center,...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Park to be renamed Veterans Park

In commemoration of veterans and those lost in combat, City Park in Cortez has been renamed Veterans Park. The Cortez City Council approved the park renaming at its regular meeting Tuesday night,...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council votes to name courtroom after police chief

The municipal courtroom at Cortez City Hall has a new name: the “Roy Lane Courtroom,” in honor of the retiring police chief of 38 years. Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane announced in November that he...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM ranger assists in Cortez-area chase

A BLM ranger assigned to the Tres Rios Field Office responded Nov. 22 to a Colorado State Patrol call for assistance in the pursuit of two suspected car thieves. According to the Durango Police...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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