Mental health evaluation ordered in Montezuma County trespass case

A Montezuma County judge on Wednesday ordered a mental health evaluation for a Cortez man who allegedly trespassed on his sixth-grade teacher’s property in January. Jeremy D. Lindsey, 29, pleaded...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Habitat for Humanity seeking family for affordable home

A monthlong application period is now open for the annual Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County homeownership program. Molly Greenlee, executive director of the local Habitat group, provided an...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road damage, rockfall delay reopening of Mesa Verde

President Donald Trump signed a bill late Friday that reopened the federal government for three weeks, but it will take some time before Mesa Verde National Park reopens to the public. On Sunday,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing Kansas girl found safe in Cortez

A 14-year-old Kansas girl was in protective custody in Cortez on Friday morning after she was reported missing Tuesday from her home in Topeka. Cortez police arrested a man named Michael Fitzgerald...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez golf simulation business seeks permit

A career golf professional and his family are opening a golf and multisport simulation business and snack bar attached to a CrossFit gym in Cortez. Micah and Anett Rudosky, agents for Rudosky...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Federal shutdown not affecting Spring Creek Basin wild horses

CORTEZ – The wild horses of the federally managed Spring Creek Basin herd in Disappointment Valley are blissfully unaware of the government shutdown and have not been impacted, according to a...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez adds old courthouse to historic register

The Cortez City Council has added the Montezuma County Courthouse to the city of Cortez Register of Historic Structures, Sites and Districts. Both the original 1937 structure and the 1960 addition...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez nonprofit awards over $300,000 to state food banks

Cortez nonprofit Onward! A Legacy Foundation has awarded $326,000 in state funding to 70 food pantries and food banks across Colorado. The money was provided through the Food Pantry Assistance...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Community

Cortez considering city-provided day care

The Cortez City Council is considering city-provided day care service. City Manager John Dougherty proposed the concept in a memo to the City Council on Tuesday. He said he has heard anecdotally...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought level drops a notch for Montezuma County

A drop in drought intensity for Montezuma County, combined with mountain snowpack tracking near 100 percent of average, bodes well for the 2019 irrigation season. The Four Corners has been the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hiker found in Canyons of the Ancients

A missing hiker was rescued after getting lost in a snowstorm in the Sand Canyon area Monday afternoon, said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendant in Cortez high school stabbing case sentenced to probation

One of two female juveniles in an October stabbing case near Walmart and Montezuma-Cortez High School was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of supervised probation. She was initially charged on nine...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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