Cortez

Mounted Patrol celebrates 2- year anniversary

This year, the Mounted Patrol unit for the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating its two-year anniversary. The Mounted Patrol was founded both as a way to promote a positive image of...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resurfacing work begins west of Mancos Hill on U.S. Highway 160

Chip-seal operations are underway at the eastern edge of Cortez for a project that will bring a fresh surface to U.S. Highway 160 from the eastern edge of town to the top of Mancos Hill. The $2.6...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man injured in head-on crash at U.S. 160/491 intersection

A 25-year-old Cortez man was in stable condition Monday morning at Southwest Memorial Hospital after suffering broken bones in a head-on crash Sunday night at the intersection of U.S. Highway 160...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six inner-tubers rescued on Dolores River

Six Dolores County youths reported missing on the Lower Dolores River were found Sunday morning by a Flight for Life helicopter, according to the Dove Creek Press . The group attempted to float the...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Celtic Fair happening Saturday

Dust off your kilts – the Cortez Celtic Fair returns to town this Saturday. This is the second year the fair has taken over the Parque de Vida, and it aims to celebrate Celtic heritage and support...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced for role in death of 2 girls

A man charged with crimes connected to the death of two children in Norwood in 2017 was sentenced June 4, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. Ashford Nathaniel Archer was sentenced to...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest writers and readers at Cortez Literary Festival

Popular Southwestern author Anne Hillerman last week kicked off the Cortez Literary Festival, encouraging writers and artists from the Four Corners to embrace serendipity but prepare for adversity....

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Community

Feasibility study considered for Montezuma County convention center

After initial research, informal surveys and brainstorming sessions for a new convention center in Montezuma County, it is now time for a feasibility study, said a small group of organizers. Local...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon cuts 12 staff, announces turnaround plan

As part of a financial turnaround, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced an 18% cut in administrative staff this week. In January, the education and research campus west of Cortez saw...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shiprock man sentenced to 30 years for Towaoc sex assault

A Shiprock man was sentenced this week by a Durango federal court for aggravated sexual assault near Towaoc in July. Merle Denezpi was sentenced Monday to serve 30 years in prison and 10 years on...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man who attacked BIA officer sentenced

A Towaoc man was sentenced this week in federal court for the attempted murder of a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer last year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Wendell Mills Jr., of...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Mancos, La Plata, Animas rivers are near flood stage

Rivers in Southwest Colorado on Saturday again approached flood stage as warm weather sent snowmelt downstream overnight. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued flood advisories for the...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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