Atmos donates $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County

Atmos Energy recently donated $50,000 to help Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County build a more energy-efficient home. Specifically, the money will be used to build the nonprofit’s 2020...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Famous wayward condor that visited Montezuma County is growing up

Nate, the young California condor that became famous after his wayward flight to Montezuma County from the Grand Canyon in 2014, is alive and well. Nicknamed “Nate” based on wing tag number, N8,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. DeGette defends values of wilderness bill

On a sunny mesa overlooking expansive green hills of the Weber and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Areas, Montezuma County officials tried to persuade U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, to drop...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Electric-vehicle charging station may come to Cortez

An electric vehicle charging station might pop up at the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez. The station would be funded by a state grant, Osprey, Empire Electric Association and the city of Cortez....

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse roundup plan for Mesa Verde National Park under review

A plan to round up and remove a wild horse herd from Mesa Verde National Park is in the review process, according to the Colorado Chapter of the National Mustang Association. The park is partnering...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dollar General considers new store near Cortez

Dollar General is considering opening a store south of Cortez. Developers recently informed county planners there is a potential opportunity for a 9,000-square-foot store on a parcel at the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunnery Sgt. Scott Koppenhafer honored in Cortez as ‘Marine’s Marine’

More than 400 people turned out for the funeral of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer on Monday in a ceremonial farewell at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Military honors were presented, including a...

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

Monsoonal rains blocked in Southwest Colorado; dry spell continues

Monsoonal rains did not materialize much this summer in the Four Corners, and the El Niño weather phenomenon that favors a wetter-than-normal winter is also over. “A more persistent high-pressure...

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

State looks to improve behavioral health; Utes get new center

Ute Mountain Tribal Councilman Selwyn Whiteskunk has been appointed to serve on the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force. This year, Gov. Jared Polis directed the Colorado Department of Human...

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

Solar projects planned on Montezuma County buildings

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners are proposing to install solar panels on county buildings in Cortez beginning this year. The project would first put a solar array on the Annex 3...

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

E-bikes tested on Phil’s World ATV trails

Electric bikes are becoming more popular, so to learn more about them, a group of Bureau of Land Management officials organized a test ride on the motorized trail system at Phil’s World in July....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CBI probes embezzlement at city of Cortez

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is looking into a city of Cortez embezzlement case, and the probe might further hold up three years of delayed financial audits. About three weeks ago, City...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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