Cortez

Cortez’s final TEZ Talk to feature disabled athlete

A former college football player born without legs is the final speaker in Cortez’s TEZ Talks. Dave Stevens, who played several sports for the University of Augsburg in Minnesota and had a long...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Basil Rathbone – Cortez residents’ best friend – now needs help of his own

The service dog of Madison House Assisted Living in Cortez recently underwent surgery. Now the people who love him need help. Basil Rathbone was named after a 1940s actor by senior-assisted living...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council signs lease agreement with Crow Canyon center

The Cortez City Council has approved a lease agreement with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center that will allow the organization to move into retail space in the Colorado Welcome Center. Crow Canyon...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Denkai Animal Sanctuary moves to Yellow Jacket

Floss Blackburn moved her national animal rescue organization, Denkai Animal Sanctuary, to Yellow Jacket in October. Founded in 2004, the sanctuary operated out of Weld County until the move last...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County businesses join public lands petition

Two Montezuma County businesses have joined a petition to Congress by outdoor retailers to keep protections in place for public lands. Mancos’ Alpacka Rafts and Cortez’s Osprey Packs are among...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council approves new marijuana store

In a quasi-judicial hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved a retail marijuana license for the town’s sixth dispensary. The owners of Chronic Therapy, a chain of Front Range retail...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One suspect dies after shootout with Montezuma deputies

One suspect died in a shootout with a Montezuma County Sheriff deputy Thursday afternoon near the Utah border. Two others were arrested. There were no reports of injured deputies. Montezuma County...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apple reference books donated to libraries in Cortez, Mancos and Dolores

A fundraising campaign has resulted in local libraries each receiving a newly published set of reference books on apple varieties. The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Warm, dry conditions allow Cortez’s Conquistador Golf Course to open this weekend

It may be winter, but the city of Cortez plans to open Conquistador Golf Course this weekend for some early rounds. The course’s resident golf professional announced this week the course will be...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Affidavit provides details in shooting death of Ignacio man

An arrest affidavit provides details about an alleged slaying that took place on Haycamp Mesa east of Dolores in early January. Kevin Wade Folsom, 39, was arrested on Jan. 3 and later charged with...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man in Balsam Street gun case is released

A local man was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges about 14 hours after police warned residents that an armed man presented a “significant threat” to residents in a Cortez...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez community garden opens plots to public

The Cortez Recreation Center’s community garden will be open to the public this planting season. Kirbi Vaughn, an outreach coordinator for the volunteer group Common Ground Cortez Community...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life