Cortez

Flyover speeds by Southwest Memorial in Cortez

Locals spread in front of Southwest Memorial Hospital Friday morning with eyes to the skies as two Colorado Air National Guard jets sped by on a flyover over Southwest Colorado. Cortez was one stop...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez announces layoffs, limited recreational opportunities

Cortez residents will still be able to recreate this summer, although it will look different. On May 12, the City Council approved a series of recreation-related items, including the closure of the...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rapid COVID-19 testing arrives at Southwest Memorial

Lab equipment for rapid testing of COVID-19 arrived Thursday at Southwest Memorial Hospital. The much-anticipated BD MAX Lab Analyzer produces test results in two to four hours, compared with two...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County chambers offer help on reopening

The Montezuma County Tri-Chambers of Commerce have released a “Back to Business Toolkit” to help businesses adjust to state restrictions, and be prepared for reopening. The toolkit helps explain...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County disputes state’s coronavirus death count

The Montezuma County Coroner’s office has disputed the state’s claim of a third fatal case of the coronavirus in Cortez after finding that the person died of alcohol poisoning. County Coroner...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

COVID-19 Monday: Colorado reports 34,257 cases of coronavirus, 1,691 deaths

Monday, July 6 The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Montezuma and La Plata counties on Monday reported 34,257 cases of COVID-19, including 1,691 deaths statewide. Of the...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 9 hours 39 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Webinar on Montezuma County wildfire risk is coming up

A webinar on local wildfire conditions and mitigation will be broadcast online May 21 at 6 p.m. by the Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest Collaborative. The presentation, titled “What Is My...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man is found dead in Cortez City Park

A Towaoc man was found dead at City Park in Cortez early on May 4, according to the Cortez Police Department. Sebastian Yellow, 35, was found unresponsive by passersby southwest of the city pool,...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Airport receives $633,102 in federal aid

The Cortez Municipal Airport has received federal aid to help weather the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the CARES Act economic relief package, the airport recently received a $633,102 in grant...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

CPW approves grants for motorized trails

At its virtual meeting May 6, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved the 2020-2021 OHV Trail Grant funding award recommendations for $4.273 million to fund 60 trail...

DATE: May 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Donated pet food arrives in Cortez for residents, Ute Mountain Utes

To help support pet owners during the coronavirus pandemic, the Colorado Pet Pantry has donated 15 tons of pet food to For Pets’ Sake and the Ute Mountain Ute tribe. A semitrailer stacked with 32...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado’s ‘mega-drought’ raises wildfire concerns

Extreme drought has crept back into Southwest Colorado. This time last year, after the winter of 2018-19 brought significant snowpack to the Rocky Mountains, headlines and reports across the West...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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