Update: Yellow Jacket Fire reaches 395 acres; fire in monument at 155 acres

A fire in Yellow Jacket Canyon southwest of Lewis on Monday reached 395 acres. The blaze, dubbed the Yellow Jacket Fire, was burning on private land and partially on Canyons of the Ancients...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Mesa Verde fire grows to 46 acres

A wildfire on the southeast side of Mesa Verde National Park grew to 46 acres by Sunday morning. According to Larry Helmerick, a fire information officer at the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiesta Theatre in Cortez reopens Friday

After three months of shuttered doors, the Fiesta Theatre in downtown Cortez is slated to reopen Friday. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted all sectors of society, including movie theaters. But...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Low-stress roundup technique begins for Mesa Verde horses

Mesa Verde National Park has begun bait-trapping for wild horses as part of a long-term effort to habituate them for eventual capture, removal and adoption. As many as 80 “free-roaming” mustangs...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Juneteenth holiday honored in Cortez

At Cortez Veterans Park on Friday, about 40 people attended the Juneteenth holiday event that honors the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. The commemoration is widely celebrated...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Loading Pen Fire still active northeast of Dolores

The Loading Pen Fire near Stoner in the Dolores River Valley held at 35 acres Wednesday, fire officials said. The fire is burning in thick timber on the steep flanks of Haycamp Mesa. As of...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters suppressing Loading Pen Fire near Dolores

Fifty firefighters with air support are fighting the Loading Pen Fire located 17 miles northeast of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest, and additional crews have been ordered. A local Type 3...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez cancels Fourth of July fireworks

After some deliberation, the city of Cortez has canceled the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration. City staff and the Cortez City Council agreed to cancel the show as a result of the...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac of Cortez finishes third in Salt Lake 4 Supercross

Eli Tomac of Cortez overcame a 12th-place start to finish third Wednesday in the 450cc AMA Supercross race in Salt Lake City. Defending champion Cooper Webb raced to the lead in the first lap and...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cortez Rec Center reopens Monday with some restrictions

The Cortez Recreation Center officially reopened Monday – although with some restrictions. The Rec Center has been closed for a few months because of the coronavirus, but after the Colorado...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Repeat offender from Towaoc gets 30 years for assaulting wife

A federal judge in Durango has sentenced David Sidney Wells, 44, of Towaoc, to 30 years in federal prison for assaulting his wife on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. Wells was indicted April 5,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fans return to Montezuma County Speedway despite ordinance

Fans returned to the Montezuma County Speedway despite a Colorado health order that prohibits large gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. But race promoter Gene Felker believes having...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

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