One killed in crash on U.S. Highway 491

One person died and three people were injured in a single-car crash Wednesday on U.S. Highway 491 south of Dove Creek, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash was reported at 9:40 a.m. at...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 hour 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park designated 100th International Dark Sky Park

Mesa Verde National Park is known for preserving ancient cultural sites, and now it will also protect the nighttime view of the stars. This year, Mesa Verde was designated the 100th International...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School again wins national music award

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School this week was among only 80 schools in the country to receive a SupportMusic Merit Award for its commitment to music education. The award, presented by the National...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury trials return to courts in Montezuma County

Jury trials resumed earlier this week in both district and county courts in the 22nd Judicial District, which includes Montezuma and Dolores counties. The pandemic forced a near-total suspension of...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez mogul skier competes at U.S. Junior National Championship

A teenage skier from Cortez is ripping up the slopes, catching big air and competing at the national level. Mogul skier Max Johnson, a sophomore at Montezuma-Cortez High School, raced in the U.S....

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez closes in on new city manager hire

Cortez City Council plans to narrow its list of candidates for the city manager position to 10 next week. City Manager John Dougherty announced his resignation earlier this year, agreeing to stay...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hikers report illegal target shooting on Canyons of the Ancients Monument

A Bureau of Land Management ranger responded to a report of shots fired in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument about 12:30 p.m., according to Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Nowlin said someone called...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man in tree holds officers at bay for three hours in Cortez

A man who refused to climb down from a tree kept Cortez police officers and Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies waiting for three hours before he climbed down, fled over a fence and was arrested....

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal agency predicts significant fire risk for Southwest Colorado

Wildfire risk for Southwest Colorado is predicted to be above normal starting in April, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. “The Southwest is forecast to have above normal...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Home and Garden Show returns Friday to Montezuma County Fairgrounds

Organizers estimate more than 2,500 people will turnout for this year’s Four Corners Home and Garden show at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The show is a venue for businesses to promote...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winds and dry conditions trigger wildfire watch in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning and a fire watch for Southwest Colorado. The red flag warning is effective from noon to 9 p.m. Monday. The fire weather watch is effective...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Impact of logging near Dolores raises concerns about recreation access

San Juan National Forest officials are addressing concerns about a logging project’s impact to recreation in the Boggy Draw area north of Dolores. The 22,346-acre Salter Vegetation Management...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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