Cortez

Cortez city council to vote on draft 2018 budget on Tuesday

The Cortez City Council will consider approving a first reading of the 2018 budget after hearing another round of funding requests at its Tuesday meeting. The council workshop will begin at 5:30...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs cold case murder suspect granted new trial

A truck driver from Lamar who was convicted for the 1988 murder of a Pagosa Springs woman and sentenced to 46 years in prison was granted a retrial by a state appeals court Wednesday. The Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC professor: Tax plan’s hit to graduate students could harm economy

WASHINGTON – A Fort Lewis College professor says the proposed Republican tax overhaul plan that includes changes to tax deductions for graduate students could have long-term harm to the economy...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez gives thanks at annual dinner, run

The dining hall in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Cortez was noisy with cheerful conversation at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Hundreds of people crowded into the church for the annual community...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taste of the Seasons fundraiser coming Thursday to Cortez area

United Way is preparing for its biggest local fundraiser of the year, with the help of Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery in Dolores. The 2017 A Taste of the Seasons wine and food tasting gala...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canyons of the Ancients releases new promotional video

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has released a new promotional video on You Tube. The eight-minute film is narrated by Monument manager Marietta Eaton and features recreation...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tanner Lockhart named Rookie of the Year on pro circuit

Less than four years after graduating from Dolores High School, Tanner Lockhart has established himself as one of the best young saddle bronc riders in the country. The most recent indication of...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos prepares for ‘old-fashioned Christmas’

Mancos will celebrate this Christmas with two weeks of events in the Creative District, starting Dec. 1. The festivities will begin with the Rudolph Run race and end with a baking workshop at Zuma...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tomorrow: The Turkey Trot and Community Dinner

The 14th annual Turkey Trot, a race held to benefit the For Pets Sake humane society, will be held in Cortez on Thursday. Registration starts at 9 a.m. in Parque De Vida, and the 1-kilometer race...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver arrested after brief police pursuit in Cortez

A man was arrested outside the Ute Coffee Shop in Cortez after a brief chase with police down North Broadway on Wednesday morning. According to an incident report, patrol officer Brandon Gunderson...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Death of cyclist in Dolores under investigation

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Mancos cyclist who apparently crashed his mountain bike in Dolores on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency personnel were called to the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County faces $1 million budget deficit, cutbacks

In the face of a $1 million budget deficit for 2018, Montezuma County has implemented a hiring freeze and will not give raises. In addition, the county commission voted 3-0 to reverse their earlier...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News