Montezuma County

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

Shots fired as wanted man leads officers on chase into Dolores

Law enforcement officers deployed a spike strip and fired a stun gun and a firearm before arresting a man who fled a traffic stop on Colorado Highway 184 about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, according...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | 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 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | 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 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | 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 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | 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

County offers downtown building for historical museum

The Montezuma County Historical Society is working to open a museum in downtown Cortez. The county commissioners have offered the group rent-free use of an office building at 35 S. Chestnut St.,...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Titans heading back to Super Bowl

The Montezuma Titans will compete in the Young America Football League Super Bowl on Saturday at Bloomfield High School. The group of local sixth-graders won the Super Bowl last year and hopes to...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports