Cortez official’s Facebook post spurs City Council discussion

A Cortez official’s Facebook post in December has sparked heated exchanges on social media and at a recent City Council meeting. The thread was initiated Dec. 11 by city Planning and Zoning...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Antique Corral in Cortez accused of selling racist products

Replicas of historical signs depicting racial inequality at the Antique Corral south of Cortez have triggered a wave of controversy on social media. The reproduced signs represent relics of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Jeep, personal belongings stolen outside Burger Boy

An 18-year-old who was living in his Jeep in Cortez is seeking help after his vehicle and all his belongings were stolen last week. The vehicle’s owner, Ryker Lancaster-Milligan, said the Jeep...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescues cause Norwood Road closure

Motorists relying on GPS route-finding technology have triggered a series of rescues on the snowy Dolores-Norwood Road, forcing a winter closure by Dolores County until further notice. The...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park looking for dark sky designation

Mesa Verde National Park may become an International Dark Sky Park in the coming year. The Mesa Verde National Park Museum Association has been working on its application to receive the designation...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez police seek help identifying graffiti vandals

Cortez police request the public’s help to catch graffiti vandals in town. Suspects are being sought for recent graffiti that has caused thousands of dollars in property damage to local businesses,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County passes $51.4 million budget for 2020

The Montezuma County budget jumped for 2020, with additional expenditures going toward paving roads, infrastructure projects and law enforcement. On Dec. 17, county commissioners approved a $51.3...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barn lost in New Year’s Eve fire north of Cortez

A New Year’s Eve fire north of Cortez claimed the barn of Lisa and Darrell Buchanan, but their 30 chickens and their horse, Pops, are safe thanks to passersby who opened a gate for the mare and...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-vehicle crash kills one, injures another south of Cortez

A two-vehicle crash killed one man Tuesday south of Cortez on U.S. 160/491, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. The collision occurred just before 1 p.m. and involved a white Ram...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Earthquakes trigger new plans for injection well in Paradox

When engineers installed the Paradox Valley Salinity Control project in 1996 on the lower Dolores River in Southwest Colorado, the result was improved water quality in the nearby Colorado River and...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Former Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane remembered by community, family

After almost four decades of serving Cortez as police chief, Roy Lane is at rest. About 300 people attended a memorial service Saturday at the Cortez Recreation Center to honor the chief, who died...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools, city of Cortez end the year with unresolved money problems

As 2019 wraps up and Cortez looks ahead to 2020, it’s with fiscal responsibility in mind so that operations can resume normally. And while finances may have overshadowed city meetings and...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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