Dolores presents land use code changes

The town of Dolores is in the process of updating the current land use code. Draft revisions are available for public review and comment. The public will be able to make comments and suggestions to...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS catcher Braden Hallman catches a rising star

From the moment that he began tossing a baseball around his backyard at the age of 4, Montezuma-Cortez High School sophomore Braden Hallman knew that he had found the game that he loved. As a...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac wins Ironman motocross in Indiana, catapults into fourth place overall

Eli Tomac of Cortez bounced back from a disappointing start to the 2020 AMA Motocross series with a convincing victory Saturday at the Ironman National in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Tomac lined up...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New water plant completed in northwest New Mexico

A new municipal water source is on its way to Navajo and Jicarilla Apache communities in northwest New Mexico. Recent completion of the Cutter Lateral Water Treatment Plant in San Juan County is a...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought worsens; monsoonal rains miss Four Corners again

Drought conditions have worsened in Southwest Colorado, causing a string of record-breaking temperatures, irrigation shortages and decreased crop yields. On Aug. 25, Montezuma County went from a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The man who swam 9.5 miles of McPhee Reservoir

When endurance athlete Adam Lederer sought out a new long-distance challenge last year, he decided to swim the 9.5-mile length of McPhee Reservoir. And he did it at night, in rough water. “I was...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain casino and hotel reopen

The Ute Mountain Casino and Hotel in Towaoc have reopened after a five-month closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. Operations resumed Aug. 20 at 30% capacity with COVID-19 safety protocols...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar project near Totten Lake approved

A solar energy project near Totten Lake, rearranged to avoid a nearby bald eagle’s nest, has been approved. The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners issued a special use permit on Aug. 11...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez students start classes amid pandemic

Students returned to school Monday amid uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. At Montezuma-Cortez High School, students wore masks and signed up for free laptop computers before...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac’s race goes up in smoke at Loretta Lynn National in Tennessee

Eli Tomac of Cortez began his defense of his AMA Motocross title this month with a third-place finish last week and a maddening 16th-place finish Saturday at the Loretta Lynn National after his...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Freedom Cats working on mental aspects of the game

During a highly productive summer for members of the Cortez Freedom Cats baseball team, manager Tim Passell has preached the importance of mental side of the game to his players. Fine points of...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fire bans reinstated in Southwest Colorado

The San Juan National Forest, Tres Rios district of the Bureau of Land Management and state of Colorado have implemented fire restrictions effective Aug. 20. The fire restrictions are in response...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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