Montezuma County

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

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 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Trespass suspect says body rigged with dynamite

Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies on Saturday arrested a man at gunpoint after a report of a trespasser in the 23800 block of County Road F.4. Deputy Ryan Hancock responded to a call about a...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

CSU Extension gets new advisory committee

As part of a restructuring effort, the Montezuma County Commission has appointed an advisory committee to help support the county’s Colorado State University Extension office. Jan Sennhenn, Don...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest travel plan released for Rico-West Dolores

A new travel plan for the Rico-West Dolores area of the San Juan National Forest reduces single-track motorcycle access in order to benefit wildlife habitat, hunters and quiet recreation users. But...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Niña weather pattern could mean dry winter

Cortez weather watcher Jim Andrus reported Monday that Southwest Colorado could be in for a drier than average winter due to a developing La Niña weather pattern. The National Weather Service has...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

A BLM and county parking solution for Sand Canyon?

A combined effort by Canyons of the Ancients Monument and Montezuma County could boost parking at the Sand Canyon trailhead from the current 20 spots to up to 60. There is a dire need for...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma orchard project receives two state grants

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project’s mission of reviving the local apple economy just got a financial boost. The nonprofit MORP was recently awarded two grants totaling $120,000 for...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local master leasing plan never received final approval

A master leasing plan to further regulate oil and gas in Southwest Colorado has not been approved by the federal government, despite an announcement in December that it was, according to officials...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters reject Montezuma-Cortez schools’ tax

Voters rejected the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District’s request to raise property taxes on Tuesday night. Voters easily approved the Mancos district’s bond. According to unofficial results,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two counties collaborate to save Lower Dolores River campgrounds

Dolores and Montezuma counties are considering partnering with the San Juan National Forest to maintain Ferris and Cabin campgrounds on the Lower Dolores River. The campgrounds, upriver from...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory: Snow in the mountains

The National Weather Service has announced that a winter weather advisory is in effect for Southwest Colorado from 9 p.m. Monday through 11 p.m. Tuesday. Moderate to heavy snowfall is expected,...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News