Cortez man dies after head-on crash on Highway 160

A 27-year-old Cortez man died Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 160 after hitting a semitrailer head-on. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White said authorities were alerted to the crash around 7:30...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercury will make rare pass between sun and Earth

On Monday morning, the planet Mercury will transit across the face of the sun and become visible as a small black dot as it passes between the sun and the Earth. The transit begins at 5:35 a.m....

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family seeks help finding missing Cortez man

A 79-year-old Cortez man went missing Thursday afternoon, and his wife and friends are seeking the community’s help in finding him. Charles “Chuck” Current was supposed to meet his wife, Anne, at...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez officer testifies in case of missing Kansas girl

A Cortez police officer testified Monday in Kansas about the arrest of a Topeka man who has been charged with sex-related crimes after he was found in a local hotel with a teen girl. Stephon Lobato...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez rejects tax to raise teacher salaries

Voters in the Montezuma-Cortez School District once again rejected the district’s request for a property tax increase to raise teacher salaries. It was a solid No vote for Ballot Measure 4A on...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire erupts at furniture store in downtown Cortez

Crates and old furniture broke out in flames shortly after 7 p.m. Monday at Town and Country Furnishings, 38 N. Linden St. in Cortez. The fire was limited to crates and old furniture on the back...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scooter travelers seek world record, human stories

Two bundled-up figures riding Honda scooters loaded with gear arrive at the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. Fed up with the fast-paced, cynical world, videographers Michael Reid, a climbing...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Median home prices up in Cortez, Montezuma County

The median sales price for a single-family home in Cortez is $212,000, up 21% year-to-date as of Sept. 31. At $244,000 in Montezuma County, the sales price is up 9.7%. The numbers come from the...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Brush fire south of Cortez slows traffic on U.S. 160/491

A brush fire Friday along U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez threatened several homes, but no structures were lost, fire officials said. The cause of the fire was unknown late Friday, but...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parade of Lights will honor veterans

Start preparing your floats: The Four Corners Board of Realtors will hold the 30th annual Parade of Lights beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 on Main Street in Cortez. The parade theme this year is “A...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Severe drought returns to Four Corners

The recent dry spell has pushed Southwest Colorado back into severe drought. Since Oct. 8, the U.S. Drought Monitor has shown the Four Corners at level D2, or severe drought, the third-worst...

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

Hunter, age 86, remains missing in San Juan National Forest

An intensive five-day search has failed to locate missing hunter Alvie Webb, 86, who was last seen on the morning of Oct. 19 in the Divide Road-Roaring Fork area of the San Juan National Forest....

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

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