Six active coronavirus outbreaks reported in Montezuma County

Montezuma County has six active COVID-19 outbreaks, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. CDPHE defines an “outbreak” of COVID-19 as two or more people who contract the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez is hit by pandemic

As a pandemic surge hits the region, Southwest Health System on Wednesday reported adequate capacity for patients, but CEO Tony Sudduth added that COVID-19 exposure has reduced staff and could...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute film about pandemic threat to air

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe went into a lockdown to try and protect its 2,100 tribal members. Tribal officials implemented curfews, travel restrictions and closures...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM studies new access point near Summit Lake near Cortez

Montezuma County and the Bureau of Land Management continue to take steps toward opening public access to 2,800 acres of BLM lands south of Summit Lake. The county recently approved extending...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chevelle Reed qualifies for Junior World Finals rodeo

Unlike many top barrel racers who grew up surrounded by horses and began traveling to rodeos long before they could walk, Montezuma-Cortez High School senior Chevelle Reed did not ride consistently...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Love’s Travel Stop to replace M&M truck stop

Say goodbye to the graffiti-riddled abandoned M&M truck stop south of Cortez, and say hello to Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store. After more than a decade as an eyesore on the south porch of...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman arrested in shooting incident

A Cortez woman who allegedly stole a man’s truck at gunpoint, then shot at him south of Cortez has been arrested and is in custody, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. Kelsey Lynn...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM conducts pile burning of invasive species

The Bureau of Land Management is conducting prescribed pile burning in several locations in the Tres Rios Field Office this week. In the Dry Creek Basin area 15 miles southwest of Norwood, the BLM...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans honored at Cortez parade

Hundreds of veterans and their supporters turned out for the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Cortez Wednesday afternoon. All the local veteran groups joined in, said organizer and veteran...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Pizza lands on Cortez’s Main Street

A flavorful new pizza place with an Italian-based crust has opened in Cortez. In August, Southwest Pizza moved into a remodeled storefront at 1430 E. Main St., around the corner from Thai Cortez....

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drive-thru testing in Montezuma County hammered as cases rise

On Monday, more than 120 people used the drive-thru testing site at Southwest Memorial Hospital – the most people the hospital has tested in a day. Last week, health officials reported 70 new...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lyndreth Wall sworn into Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council

Lyndreth Wall, Sr., was sworn into the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council on Friday for a three-year term. He was reelected to the council in early October after earning 187 votes, or 54% of the 343...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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