Cortez school board considers mill levy override

A potential mill levy override was discussed at the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1’s regular board meeting last week, although uncertainties remain about the prospects of such a measure....

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court finds Damron not guilty by reason of insanity

Jeremiah Damron has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2017 murder of his mother and will be committed to the Colorado Department of Human Services. During a hearing on March 14 in...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Podcast to tell stories of historic homes in Cortez

A podcast that will guide listeners along a walking tour of historic homes on Montezuma Avenue is currently under production at KSJD. The podcast is a project of the Cortez Historic Preservation...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Green Beret from Cortez killed in combat in Afghanistan

Two American soldiers, including one from Cortez, Colorado, were killed Friday while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said in a news release. Both...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More Southwest Colorado farmers see a future in growing hemp

There is no stereotype of an industrial hemp farmer. From academics to marijuana producers, urban farm activists to generational ranchers – it seems there’s a place for everyone in the burgeoning...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Funnel cloud spotted east of Cortez

The first days of spring in Cortez have been marked by unpredictable weather conditions – including a funnel cloud appearance on Friday. Brent McWhirter, co-owner of Moose and More on Main Street,...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County considers convention center at fairgrounds

The Montezuma County Commission is considering construction of a multimillion dollar convention center at the county fairgrounds if the city of Cortez, tourism groups and chambers cover building...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez works on update to land-use code

The Cortez City Council has completed the first of three work sessions to review an update to the city’s land-use code. On March 12, City Planner Tracie Hughes guided City Council through a brief...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos woman to pay $54K in restitution to Dove Creek fire department

Mancos resident Julie Ott was sentenced Thursday to three years’ probation and ordered to pay $54,560 in restitution to the Dove Creek Fire Protection District after a jury found her guilty of...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

After verdict, defendant’s family causes disturbance in courthouse

A guilty verdict in a jury trial Wednesday at Montezuma County Combined Courts resulted in the defendant’s family members being removed from the courtroom before being removed from the courthouse...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar power comes to Ute Mountain Tribe

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe broke ground Wednesday on a $2 million solar project that will be used to lower electricity bills for tribal residents in Towaoc. An 8-acre hayfield west of the Ute...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag Expo takes over fairgrounds

Livestock, machinery, and agriculturalists of all ages unite this weekend at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds for the annual Four States Agricultural Exposition. This is the 37th year of the expo,...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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