Four arrested during drug raid at Cortez motel

Three people were arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of drug-related offenses during a raid on several rooms at the American Holiday Mesa Verde Inn in Cortez, according to law enforcement...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes ordered to stay home as COVID-19 cases spike

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council has tightened community restrictions in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases on the reservation. Last week, the Tribal Council increased its emergency...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mancos woman sentenced to prison for killing common-law husband

A Mancos woman was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison plus five years parole for the second-degree murder of her common-law husband, David J. Mooney. The sentence handed down by 22nd Judicial...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plane crash near Telluride kills newlyweds

A plane crash Monday east of Telluride killed the pilot and the only passenger, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office. The two victims were newlyweds and have been identified as...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen puppy, hiker rescued at Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride

A hiker was injured Saturday after falling 30 feet at Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride while trying to rescue a friend’s puppy that had also fallen. Blue, a 3-month-old puppy, lost her footing just...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute official steps down amid Facebook disputes

The chairman of the election board for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has stepped down after engaging in contentious exchanges with Towaoc and Cortez-area residents on social media over political...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple receives archaeology award

Have you found pottery shards on your property? Ever wonder if that little hill in your backyard is an ancient ruin? Since 2008, the Hisatsinom Archaeological Survey Program has helped landowners...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez woman dies apparently riding atop car’s roof

A Cortez woman died Tuesday evening on Colorado Highway 145, after falling from the roof of a moving vehicle, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The deceased victim was identified as Amy A....

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

Mine discharge in Owen Basin not a spill, officials report

A hiker’s report of “orange-colored” water flowing from an abandoned mine into the South Fork of the West Mancos River on Monday triggered an investigation by the Colorado Division of Reclamation...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured man rescued from Wilson Peak near Telluride

A man was rescued last weekend after falling on Wilson Peak and suffering severe injuries, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. The 30-year-old hiker took a “significant” fall on the east...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New county museum undergoes renovations

Remodeling work has begun on the new Montezuma Heritage Museum in Cortez. Kimble Construction and Silver Creek Builders were the successful bidders for the $314,000 project, said Ann Brown, board...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘It’s a fantastic view of it all’; fire tower turns 50

DOLORES – Various birds zip and dive around the Benchmark Lookout fire tower as Rick Freimuth scans the horizon with binoculars for any sign of wildfire smoke. His panoramic view encompasses the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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