Avalanche victim’s body is recovered

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the body of Rob Yates was recovered on Sunday. The 47-year-old was lost in an avalanche on March 5. “I’m extremely relieved,” said Sheriff...

DATE: June 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

With help, California man survives highway heart attack

California native James Foley suffered a heart attack while driving earlier this month near Cortez. He and his wife, Tove Aase, were returning to Lompoc, California, after visiting family in...

DATE: May 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

The true (?) story of spring weather, Cortés

Four seasons in your face – all at nearly the same time. When it’s T-shirt weather, don’t get smug. Take a jacket with you. When flakes fall, don’t go racing for the snowshovel. It’ll melt soon...

DATE: April 20, 2014 | COLUMN: John Peel

Montezuma health director pleads guilty to 2nd DUI

Montezuma County Health Department Director Lori Cooper pleaded guilty Thursday to a drunken-driving charge. According to prosecutors, she also was convicted last year on a DUI charge in Payson,...

DATE: March 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

3 dead in Telluride air crash

Three people died when a private plane struck a cliff shortly before noon Sunday just after takeoff from Telluride Regional Airport. No names have been released, but authorities said the deceased...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigation underway in Cortez

DATE: Feb. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire guts 3 shops

An early-morning blaze in downtown Cortez on Sunday gutted three businesses and halted eastbound and westbound traffic on Main Street for hours. Cortez Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said the fire...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed trail would link Cortez, Mesa Verde, Mancos

A steering committee is being formed to consider a recreation trail that would connect Cortez, Mesa Verde National Park and Mancos. Montezuma County, along with local city officials, the Bureau of...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Better with age

In 1974, the Osprey was on the endangered species list. Mike Pfotenhauer recalled seeing it as a boy in the wilds of Wyoming. It was a unique bird. One he admired. “Most of my competitors have...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Machete-wielding man gets four years in prison

CORTEZ – A father of five was ordered to serve two consecutive two-year prison terms in connection with terrorizing a Cortez neighborhood with a machete during the summer. After pleading guilty to...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

For female welders, an instant bond

Welding is dangerous, requiring specialized shields and clothing to protect the eyes and skin. Nothing flammable can be worn, including fingernail polish and hair spray. For most welders, cosmetics...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

21-year-old woman fatally shot in Cortez

A Towaoc woman was shot and killed Sunday night in Cortez, and another man was airlifted for a medical evacuation. Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane said Natalie Hatch, 21, was killed about 10:15 p.m....

DATE: Sept. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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