Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo coming to Montezuma County Fairgrounds

Bull riding, mutton bustin’ and more will be held this weekend at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds for the annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo. This is the rodeo’s 89th year, and it will take over...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez eighth graders find local Civil War connections

A few weeks ago, Bobby Sitton’s eighth grade class brought the Civil War to Cortez, both in the classroom and at the local cemetery. It’s an annual tradition for Sitton, a world studies teacher at...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County landfill explores recycling tires

The Montezuma County landfill is applying for a program to recycle tires for use as a waste cover. The landfill is seeking a permit from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to shred...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators conclude Burro Fire likely human-caused

The 2018 Burro Fire that torched 4,600 acres of the San Juan National Forest northeast of Dolores and cost more than $3 million to fight was likely human-caused, according to a completed...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County approves AT&T telecommunication tower

After a third review by Montezuma County officials, a telecommunication tower received final approval Tuesday for a location south of Cortez. AT&T will build a 100-foot-tall tower on private land...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez seniors graduate, embark on heroic path

On a sunny Friday morning, more than 100 Montezuma-Cortez High School seniors celebrated a new chapter in their life at this year’s commencement ceremony. It was sunflowers galore at this year’s...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CBI seeks help in 20-year-old cold case

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Montrose County Sheriff’s Office are seeking help in a cold case involving the disappearance of a Nucla man 20 years ago. On May 27, 1999, Dale Duane...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez two-bedroom rental prices see dip

The cost of renting a two- or three-bedroom unit in Cortez has dropped noticeably in the past four years, according to a housing report released this month. The drop contrasts sharply with rental...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews build bypass around boulder blocking Colorado Highway 145

A crew Sunday night blasted one of two boulders that had shut down Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores since Friday and built a temporary road to allow traffic through. Trucks hauled away the...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendant in high-speed chase is found incompetent in Cortez

A Mancos man who allegedly ran down several officers during a high speed chase in March, seriously injuring two of them, has been found incompetent to proceed in court procedures against him. Casey...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

33-year-old man dies in Montezuma County jail

A man died in the Montezuma County Detention Center on Wednesday morning. Michael McMordie, 33, of Cortez died in his cell between 1 and 1:30 a.m., Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said....

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater dam release for Dolores River scheduled for Memorial Day weekend

A 10-day whitewater boating release is planned for the Dolores River below McPhee dam and reservoir, managers said this week. The recreational water flows will be let out from Tuesday to May 30 and...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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