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Montezuma County Fair returns July 27

The Montezuma County Fair returns July 27 with a few new events in addition to the traditional 4-H Club contests. An evening car race will kick off the weeklong fair at the Montezuma County...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Rendezvous Balloon Rally floats into town Aug. 3

The annual Cortez Rendezvous Balloon Rally will begin Aug. 3 with an early morning launch at Parque de Vida. Like in past years, the three-day event will feature 20 balloonists from all over the...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County closes sale of Justice Building for $100,000

The sale of the old Montezuma County Justice Building has officially closed, going to Children’s Kiva Montessori School for a fraction of its list price. On July 9, the Montezuma County Board of...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One suspect in Cortez drug ring arrests pleads guilty

On Tuesday, Zekiel Biard became the first of five arrestees to enter a plea after a multi-agency investigation into a suspected Cortez drug trafficking ring. Biard, who has been out of jail on bond...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire forces early closure at Wetherill Mesa in Mesa Verde National Park

Firefighters have contained a fire that broke out on Wetherill Mesa, on the west side of Mesa Verde National Park, on Wednesday. Cristy Brown, the park’s public information officer, said in a news...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez public art committee recommends first City Hall art purchases

After seven months of planning and discussion, the Cortez Public Art Committee is ready to make its first art purchase recommendations for City Hall. On Wednesday, the advisory committee voted to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Fires near Mancos, Dove Creek die down

A lightning-caused fire in the Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Area near Mancos showed no growth since Friday, and another small fire that sprang up near Dove Creek has been contained. The Hilltop...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple waives hearings in drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter plea agreements. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

American Legion hosts Summerfest Carnival July 20-21

The inaugural Cortez Summerfest Carnival will take place Friday and Saturday at the American Legion grounds, 320 N. Harrison Street. The new fundraiser will have carnival rides, games, food, and...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortez...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lopez-Whiteskunk joins Montezuma-Cortez school board; Balfour resigns

On Tuesday, the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 school board said farewell to one director and welcomed another. In a brief morning meeting, the board voted to accept the resignation of District A Director...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos town board gives green light to long-delayed RV park

On Wednesday the Mancos town board voted to approve an amended development agreement that will allow a long-delayed RV park to open before part of it are complete. At its June 27 meeting, the board...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News