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

Avalanche advisory in effect until Monday night

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued a “special avalanche advisory” in effect for the Colorado mountains through 8 p.m. Monday. “Since January 11, the CAIC has documented 10 people...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

After car chase, Montezuma County inmate suspected of selling meth in jail

Ten days after Cortez resident Robert Marquez led Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies on a 25-mile car chase in late November, the jail was locked down on suspicion that he was dealing meth behind...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man allegedly imprisons, assaults disabled man

A Dolores man has been charged with felony assault for allegedly punching a man with a mental disability in the face while imprisoning him in a Cortez trailer. Erik L. Genaw, 30, faces charges of...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial lists prices for medical services

Southwest Memorial Hospital has been posting prices for customary medical services on its website since July, said Bridgett Jabour, executive assistant for Southwest Health Systems. In 2019,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Women’s March calls on women to run for office

Just before joining nearly 300 people in the Cortez Women’s March for Unity on Saturday, 16-year-old Annika Lewis recalled a time when she was scolded at school for wearing a tank top with thin...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County seeks way to open Mesa Verde road

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners and county staff are discussing how to reopen the road into Mesa Verde National Park, which closed because of the partial federal government shutdown....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo artist shares unique sand painting style in Cortez

CORTEZ – The Navajo for generations have created sand paintings for use in sacred ceremonies. Diné artist Bento Yazzie has a unique take on the art form, but he struggles to describe what it’s like...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: One person dies in crash south of Cortez

One person died Thursday night on U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez after a semitrailer and pickup truck collided on the McElmo Creek bridge, law enforcement officers said. According to a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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