The ignoble death of Sheriff Wesley Dunlap

Editor’s note: Part 2 of this article will appear in the March 1 issue. Portions of this article were found in the issues of the Montezuma Valley Journal and from article written by Anna Florence...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

Federal public land offices reopen in Dolores

On Monday, the Dolores Public Lands Office and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum have reopened. Since Dec. 22, when the partial federal shutdown began, about 50...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan

In Arizona, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan now hinges on the approval of tribal nations. The plan is meant to levy water cuts to seven Western states, preventing the river and its...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State looks to expand opioid treatment centers, but not in Southwest Colorado

Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia, D-Pueblo, wants to expand a network of centers dedicated to treating opioid addiction in southern Colorado as the state’s overdose deaths have risen to an...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickup hits SUV on Main Street in Cortez

A little after 5 p.m. Monday, firefighters responded to a two-vehicle crash on an intersection along East Main Street. According to Scott Heidergott, an engineer with the Cortez Fire Protection...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road damage, rockfall delay reopening of Mesa Verde

President Donald Trump signed a bill late Friday that reopened the federal government for three weeks, but it will take some time before Mesa Verde National Park reopens to the public. A U.S. park...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County’s hopes for solar power begin to dim

Three years ago, Montezuma County began an economic development campaign to attract large-scale solar farms. And while there has been progress, hurdles remain. In 2015, county commissioners rolled...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CSU Extension adds newsletter, social media

The Montezuma County Colorado State University Extension office has started publishing a regular newsletter and has a new presence on social media. Extension Director Kacy Riedel said the office...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI assists in Cortez arrest of Kansas man on kidnapping charges

With assistance from the Topeka Police Department and an FBI special agent, Cortez Police Department on Thursday night arrested a Kansas man on charges of harboring a minor and second-degree...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat for Humanity seeking family for affordable home

A monthlong application period is now open for the annual Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County homeownership program. Molly Greenlee, executive director of the local Habitat group, provided an...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Jan. 16 9:33 a.m. : A man at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. 10:33 a.m. : A man was cited for trespass at the Cortez...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: For the record

Court orders Pueblo mental health facility to explain delay

Since McKale Dick was booked into Montezuma County Detention Center on April 17, 2018, he has allegedly assaulted detention officers on two occasions and jumped off the railing at the county jail,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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