Montezuma County government

Cliff section of Stinking Springs trail reopens

A popular and scenic section of trail at Phil’s World has reopened to the public thanks to the generosity of a local landowner. Where the Stinking Springs trail traverses the top of a rocky cliff...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County planning office discusses noise limits

After recommending approval for a Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide well and a rezoning request for the Empire Electric Association, the Montezuma County planning commission had an in-depth discussion...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wild horses ready to become sheriff’s patrol horses

After months of training, the first three horses in the new Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office mounted patrol program are adjusting to their new home. On Wednesday, representatives from the Colorado...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County creates volunteer program to combat weeds

The Montezuma County Noxious Weed Program is enlisting volunteers in the fight against leafy spurge, hoary cress and other unpleasant plants. This summer, the county government started a volunteer...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County, BLM discuss public access south of Summit Lake

The Tres Rios office of the Bureau of Land Management and Montezuma County are working to clarify access issues to 1,200 acres of public lands south of Summit Lake. The land is hemmed in by...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Mexico man ends life in Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its investigation into the death of a man who apparently ended his life near Mancos in early May. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County Undersheriff Jim Kingery retires

Montezuma County Undersheriff Jim Kingery announced his retirement on Wednesday, after about 21 years in local law enforcement. Kingery started his career as a patrol officer with the Cortez Police...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Investigation rules out homicide in Mancos woman’s death

The death of a Mancos woman whose body was found in Summit Lake on May 12 was likely an accident, according to investigators at the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. An autopsy was performed...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma sheriff reports increase in drug, theft crimes

Drug crimes are up and patrol stops are down in Montezuma County, and Sheriff Steve Nowlin says he doesn’t have the manpower to reverse either trend. Nowlin attributed the trends mainly to a...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sheriff Blotter

Saturday, May 6 7:26 p.m. : A man reported a case of fraud in the 14000 block of County Road 26. He said someone had called him several times claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House and...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Sheriff Blotter

Wednesday, May 3 5:08 p.m. : A man was served with a warrant at Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St. Thursday, May 4 6:28 a.m. : Deputies responded to a report of a break-in at...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Ritthaler retiring after 28 years as Cortez band director

After this school year, longtime Montezuma-Cortez High School band director Rodney Ritthaler will retire. Fresh out of college, Ritthaler started as assistant band director at M-CHS 28 years ago....

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News