Orchards in Southwest Colorado look promising this year

The apple and peach orchards in Southwest Colorado are blooming late this year, but the delay helped avoid a frost, owners say. A strong crop is expected, thanks to record levels of low-elevation...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Literary Festival to attract dozens of authors

The public is invited to attend a flurry of free writing and poetry workshops at the inaugural Cortez Literary Festival, June 7-8. Keynote speaker Anne Hillerman will kick off the Cortez Library...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

New education center opens at Fozzie’s Farm

Montezuma Land Conservancy members and supporters ushered in a new education center at the organization’s own Fozzie’s Farm during an open house Thursday afternoon. Fozzie’s Farm is a farm...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Don Vic’s Grocery offers authentic Mexican food

A long-abandoned gas station on the east side of Cortez has been transformed into Don Vic’s Mexican Grocery Store. Owner Victor Nunez purchased the building and remodeled it into a brightly colored...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Council denies settlement recommendation with marijuana shop

Cortez City Council denied a settlement recommendation with NuVue Pharma LLC, meaning litigation will continue between the city and marijuana company. The settlement comes after NuVue sued the city...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man, dog found dead in motor home fire south of Cortez

A man died in a motor home that caught fire about 1:30 a.m. Sunday south of Cortez, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Patrick Goddard, 63, was found dead after a fire engulfed the...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis-Arriola fifth graders run ‘Our Town’

Lewis-Arriola Elementary students have set up shop in Alison Robinson’s classroom. It’s part of the “Our Town” project she started when she began working at the school six years ago, as part of an...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival to feature tours, lectures

Bird-watching tours in Montezuma County and lectures about birds will take place May 8-12 in Cortez during the 15th annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival. The festival designs activities...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge lifts injunction on uranium mining in Paradox Valley

A federal judge has lifted a seven-year ban on uranium leases in Southwest Colorado after a U.S. mining program was shown to have no harmful effect on four endangered fish species in the Colorado...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck driver cited in bus crash south of Telluride

The driver of a box truck that slammed into a passenger bus on Colorado Highway 145 south of Telluride was cited for careless driving, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred May...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez residents hit the streets to clean up town

Volunteers and city of Cortez staff members kicked off Cleanup Week by scouring the streets Saturday with trash bags in hand. The week from May 6-10 aims to encourage residents to clean out their...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman gets seven years in prison for drug distribution

A Cortez woman charged with drug distribution has been sentenced to seven years with the Colorado Department of Corrections. In a plea bargain, Jordan D. Balfour, 27, also known as Jordan Lopez,...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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