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Heavy snowfall expected in Southwest Colorado mountains

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the San Juan Mountains of Western Colorado that includes 8 to 14 inches of snow from 6 a.m. Monday until 6 p.m. Tuesday....

DATE: April 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kansas man arrested in Cortez faces new sex charge

Michael Scott Fitzgerald, who was captured in a Cortez hotel on Jan. 24, was arraigned Monday in Topeka, Kansas, on a sixth sex assault charge. A district judge in Shawnee County District Court...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac comes home to Colorado, wins Supercross in Denver

Eli Tomac of Cortez returned to his home state of Colorado on Saturday and ran away with the 450 AMA Supercross before a roaring crowd at Denver’s Broncos Stadium at Mile High. The victory, his...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

CDOT to begin resurfacing project at U.S. 491-Colorado 184 intersection

On April 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Four Corners Material will begin a resurfacing overlay project on U.S. Highway 491 and Colorado Highway 184. The project will...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Green Beret from Cortez killed in combat in Afghanistan

Two American soldiers, including one from Cortez, Colorado, were killed Friday while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said in a news release. Both...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

7th Ave to bring innovative vocal show to Cortez

The vocal group 7th Ave, which combines elements of pop, swing, rockabilly, country and a little theater, will bring its innovative arrangements to Cortez for a concert at 7 p.m. March 28. Brought...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Deputy, recruit recovering after close call with chase suspect in Montezuma County

A man on Sunday led officers from multiple agencies on a high-speed, 50-mile chase through Dolores and Mancos before he crashed and was arrested on U.S. Highway 160 east of Cortez. A deputy and a...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche work will cause delays Monday on S.W. Colorado passes

The Colorado Department of Transportation cautioned drivers Sunday night that avalanche mitigation work will cause delays on U.S. Highway 160 at Wolf Creek Pass and in the U.S. 550 mountain...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowstorm hits Four Corners; avalanche danger rises; schools close

CORTEZ – An major 48-hour snowstorm in Montezuma County will taper off today in the lower elevations, but could hang on into the evening in the mountains. “It is winding down, but there could be...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hope Montezuma offers support films for young people

Hope Montezuma, a local youth support group, will host two free films and discussion at the Dolores Community Center. At 6:30 p.m. March 6, the film “Angst” will be shown to raise awareness about...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New York folk band headed for Dolores

The Sea The Sea, an indie folk band from New York, will play the Dolores River Brewery on Feb. 10. Their 2014 debut release, “Love We Are We Love” received praise from National Public Radio and...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Avalanche advisory in effect until Monday night

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued a “special avalanche advisory” in effect for the Colorado mountains through 8 p.m. Monday. “Since January 11, the CAIC has documented 10 people...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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