Cortez begins negotiations with fiber-optic company

Cortez is moving closer toward a public-private partnership to bring an advanced fiber optic network to every business and resident in the city. City Council on Tuesday gave staff the green light...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County considers becoming gun rights sanctuary

In anticipation of possible new gun-control laws, the Montezuma County commissioners are leaning toward a resolution to declare the county a gun rights sanctuary exempt from a proposed state law....

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

Two arrested while driving woman to court for meth case

On her way to court last week, just before she was sentenced to 12 months probation in two cases of meth possession and two traffic cases, Marque Lopez was a passenger in a vehicle that allegedly...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two facing felony charges from Montrose community corrections

Two Montezuma County inmates who were kicked out of a community corrections facility in Montrose now face felony charges in Colorado’s 7th Judicial District Court. Christopher Gonzales, 22, and...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man in burglary, drug cases sentenced to community corrections

Chief Judge Douglas Walker chose rehabilitation on Thursday when he sentenced Darrell Perez to three years at the Hilltop House community corrections facility in Durango. In 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez school board approves logo design

Cortez schools will soon have a new emblem, as the school board unanimously approved a logo to represent the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 at its Tuesday night meeting. Board members were...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek bank, nearby businesses evacuated after bomb threat

The Dolores County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday bomb threat at the Community Banks of Colorado in Dove Creek. A press release from Dolores County Sheriff Don Wilson states his office...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small earthquakes rattle central Utah

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck the densely populated Bluffdale, Utah, area on Feb. 15, and a magnitude 4.0 hit farther south on Wednesday, according to the University of Utah Seismograph...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM releases report on special management areas

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment about a preliminary environmental assessment of 17 areas of public lands in Southwest Colorado proposed for designation as areas of critical...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez middle, high schools reverting to semester calendar

CORTEZ – After a year of trimester scheduling, the Montezuma-Cortez High School is returning to a semester system. Superintendent Lori Haukeness announced the change at the Feb. 19 board meeting....

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowstorm hits Four Corners; avalanche danger rises; schools close

CORTEZ – An major 48-hour snowstorm in Montezuma County will taper off today in the lower elevations, but could hang on into the evening in the mountains. “It is winding down, but there could be...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva Montessori granted ‘second chance’ to meet contract conditions

CORTEZ – The Montezuma-Cortez school board has decided to grant the Children’s Kiva Montessori School a few months to get on its feet before possibly losing its charter. Kiva has not met the...

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

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