Patch of Colorado 145 repaved at site of Memorial Rock

Crews on Tuesday completed paving a section of Colorado Highway 145 damaged by the fall of Memorial Rock and another large boulder. They came tumbling down May 24, Memorial Day weekend, about 10...


Clothing and home goods shop opens in Cortez

A clothing and home goods shop has opened on East Main Street in Cortez and aims to offer shoppers more retail choice. The space formerly home to ImageNet Consulting was remodeled into a more open...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Bail set at $1 million in homicide case west of Mancos

Bond for Debra Gaylyn Riddle, suspected in the shooting death of her common-law husband, was set at $1 million Wednesday in Cortez. David Mooney, a 60-year-old man from Arizona, was found dead just...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cheeseshire Cat food truck is a culinary smile

A festive, new food truck serves up healthy American fare out of a converted camp trailer with an Alice in Wonderland theme. The Tunick family started up the Cheeseshire Cat in honor of their...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Suicide prevention campaign plans expansion

Suicide prevention messages are expected to blanket Montezuma and La Plata counties in September during an expanded reprise of last year’s successful campaign to encourage at-risk residents to seek...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man gets prison after charges pile up

A Dolores man who was apprehended in Utah on Montezuma County felony warrants for weapons and menacing charges after a two-hour standoff in Durango was given six months in prison Monday. Montezuma...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities investigate possible homicide near Mancos

The death of a man that occurred July 4 west of Mancos is being investigated as a possible homicide, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. David Allen Mooney, 60, of Chino Valley,...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash occurs in U.S. 160 construction zone

A three-vehicle crash in the construction zone on U.S. Highway 160 on Monday morning sent one driver to the hospital, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred when a westbound...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shane French’s lawsuit against Cortez, police officers nears end

Settlement negotiations are nearing a conclusion in the case of Shane French, a Cortez resident who has sued the city of Cortez and several police officers over an arrest in 2014. The civil lawsuit...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez officials make headway on land use code

Cortez city staff have been ironing out the final details for the updated land use code, which will soon be put to a vote. The City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission held a workshop June...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

There’s still time for whitewater boating on the Lower Dolores River

There is still time to boat the Dolores River below McPhee Dam. A whitewater release might continue into early July while the last of the remaining snowpack comes off the high peaks. Managers are...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Doe Canyon Fire grows to 90 acres in Southwest Colorado

The Doe Canyon Fire southeast of Dove Creek grew this weekend, but at low intensity. By Monday, the fire had scorched 90 acres in the San Juan National Forest east of the Lower Dolores River...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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