Cortez

CU Boulder Museum of Natural History explores Mesa Verde National Park

Over the past month, Mesa Verde National Park and the University of Colorado Boulder Museum of Natural History have started a partnership that could lead to new discoveries in the park. Starting in...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff to appoint officer to Lewis-Arriola Elementary School

The Montezuma-Cortez District Re-1 school board on Tuesday heard a safety report from Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. According to Superintendent Lori Haukeness, Nowlin said he will station...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council discusses updating water conservation plan

In a workshop on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council discussed plans to improve the town’s water efficiency during drought. Public Works Director Phil Johnson and Water Plant Supervisor Rich Landreth...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez hosts Colorado Wildlife Commission, wildlife managers

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission on June 7 wrestled with a mysterious local decline in elk calf populations, announced a campaign to find new funding sources, and voted to keep hunting...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pleasant View resident is new director of CSU Extension

A Pleasant View resident with a ranching background and recent degrees in agriculture and law has been named the new Montezuma County director for the Colorado State University Extension. Kacey...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Thursday, June 7 12:05 p.m. : A man was remanded into custody from Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., on suspicion of violating bond conditions. 2:53 p.m. : A man was cited on...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Wednesday, June 6 11:16 a.m. : A man was arrested at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., on a warrant for failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge. 1:08 p.m. : A woman was arrested...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Cortez City Council hires designer for south side park

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved a bid for planning and design services for a new park on the site of the old Montezuma-Cortez High School. The city announced its intention to buy the...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two killed in collision south of Towaoc; third person critically injured

Two people died June 7 in a head-on collision near Towaoc, according to Montezuma County emergency personnel. The Cortez Fire Protection District, Ute Mountain Ute Fire Department, Montezuma County...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire continues to grow; storm could bring lightning, a little rain

More than 200 firefighters are battling the Burro Fire south of Rico, which is in its seventh day and has burned 3,400 acres in and around the Bear Creek drainage. Because of the heavily timbered,...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Tuesday, May 8 3:23 p.m. : A man was arrested on suspicion of child abuse and a protection order violation in the 28000 block of U.S. Highway 160 after the mother of his infant son reported she had...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record