Isolation, China impact recycling in Four Corners

In the past year, both the city of Cortez and Four Corners Recycling Initiative have stopped accepting recyclable newspaper in a time of shifting markets and lowered prices for recyclable...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

House fire kills woman south of Cortez

A woman died Friday morning after a fire gutted her home south of Cortez on Thursday night. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said the fire call came in at 11:11 p.m. The house, in the 7000...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez library, Sunflower Theatre host free showings of ‘Prince Caspian’

Cortez Public Library will present “Prince Caspian, Return to Narnia” at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 1. at the Sunflower Theatre. Seating is limited for both shows, and viewers may reserve a free ticket...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five dismissed in Montezuma County illegal pot grow

Charges against five individuals arrested on suspicion of cultivating more than 30 marijuana plants at four locations in Montezuma County and one in Cortez were dismissed on Thursday, but four...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Treatment is changing to prevent opioid addiction

After Durangoan Florence Paillard had surgery on a herniated disk in her back last month, her doctor prescribed Tramadol, an opioid, without any refills. The limited prescription is evidence of...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-vehicle crash kills pickup driver south of Cortez

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that resulted in one death on U.S. Highway 491. About 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, a black 2011 Dodge pickup was headed northbound toward...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey: Cortez residents support fiber, are unhappy with internet speeds

Cortez has received the results of a residential broadband survey , but there are still plenty of unanswered questions regarding how the city will move forward. Telecom specialists at CCG...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who pays for the culvert? MVIC seeking judgment against county

Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. is seeking a court judgment in a dispute with the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners over which entity has the responsibility to pay for a replacement culvert....

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

Post announcements to and email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Habitat for Humanity celebrates 10th year, new home

Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and on Sunday, it dedicated a new home to local family Deidre and Ian Garfield and their two sons. The...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Oct. 31 11:07 a.m. : A man walking his dog off-leash on the 600 block of N. Chestnut St. was cited for dog running at large. The dog was a white Australian Shepherd. 12:40 p.m. : A man...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Wood stove blamed in early morning Cortez fire

A house fire in Cortez early Tuesday morning was attributed to an improperly vented wood-burning stove. Cortez Police Lt. Andy Brock said two people were in the home, on North Edith Street, when...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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