Sen. Michael Bennet talks deficit, COVID response and masks in Durango visit

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is infuriated by one issue that gets the goat of many Americans – especially his political opponents in the Republican Party – the $26.5 trillion federal deficit But...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Bennet hears Sabido’s story of sanctuary in Mancos

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet met with Rosa Sabido, a Cortez resident from Mexico who has been living in sanctuary at the Mancos United Methodist Church since June 2017. “I told him my story,...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire breaks out near Placerville

A wildfire reported Sunday northeast of Placerville triggered evacuations, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. The Green Meadows Fire grew to 62 acres by Monday and was fought by 45...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hometown Congressman will exit Washington stage

In 2010, Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton embarked from the small city of Cortez on a five-term mission to pass legislation and inform Washington lawmakers about priorities and values of rural...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez finance director faces embezzlement charge

Felony charges have been filed against the former Cortez finance director in the city’s embezzlement case. Katheryn Moss, 70, faces one charge of theft and one charge of embezzlement of public...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire on Highway 145 causes damage north of Cortez

A property fire on Colorado Highway 145 near County Road N caused damage and sent one man to the hospital, said Cortez Fire Protection District Chief Jay Balfour. The fire badly damaged two sheds,...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health offers coronavirus antibody testing

Southwest Health System is offering antibody testing to determine whether a person has had COVID-19. The testing is available to anyone and begins July 8. Testing locations are at the main...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man revived, airlifted after heart attack on Telluride gondola

A man was revived Saturday after suffering a heart attack on the Telluride Ski Resort gondola, and a woman was rescued after being bucked off a horse on a mountain trail. The 65-year-old man from...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek and Cortez celebrate Fourth of July

Concerns about the pandemic shut down most Fourth of July activities, but a few went on with prevention measures. Dove Creek hosted a parade and fireworks display. Along the parade route,...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

July 4 will rock ’n’ roll at Montezuma County Fairgrounds

After the city of Cortez canceled the fireworks show, Montezuma County and local musicians decided to offer a free July Fourth music festival at the fairgrounds. The COVID-19 Rock ’n’ Roll Escape...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board OKs $34 million budget

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board of education approved a $34 million budget Tuesday night at its regular June meeting. The budget adjusted the one proposed a few weeks ago, after the...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unaffiliated candidate plans to petition onto ballot for commissioner

The race for Montezuma County Commissioner District 3 could get competitive. Rebecca Samulski of Mancos plans to petition onto the November ballot as an unaffiliated candidate. If her petition is...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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