Rico tests the water for uses of geothermal resources

Rico is blessed with geothermal resources, but tapping into the underground hot water resource for commercial purposes within town is easier said than done, and costly. The Colorado School of Mines...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County broadband project still alive, but hinges on opt-out vote

A proposed $39 million internet broadband project for Montezuma County is moving forward, but proponents have shifted their immediate focus to a measure on the November ballot. In November, voters...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar lights built into pavement on U.S. Highway 160 at Towaoc

Travelers on U.S. Highway 160 south of Cortez will be guided by new lights near the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. “More than 200 solar LED lights were installed and embedded into the pavement of...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc woman pleads not guilty to murder charge

A Towaoc woman has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge and has been released on a $100,000 bond to a halfway house in Durango while her case moves forward, according to federal...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez cuts boys tennis; players may join Durango team

Monteuma-Cortez High School cut its boys tennis program, athletic director Chris Kelley confirmed this week. However, its players will have the opportunity to join the Durango High School team for...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez discusses marijuana cultivation in industrial park

Cortez City Council members on Tuesday delayed a decision about allowing marijuana grow operations in the Cortez Industrial Park, saying that they needed more information. Mark Rodgers, who owns...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde celebrates 100 years of the National Park Service

MESA VERDE – The National Park Service has marked its first 100 years of service, but for Mesa Verde Superintendent Cliff Spencer, the work is far from over. At a ceremony celebrating the Park...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Advocates walk to highlight mental health care access issues

Members of the health advocacy group Healthier Colorado walked from Cortez to Durango last week to show how far some residents in Southwest Colorado must travel for behavioral and mental health...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde officials propose fee increase

Mesa Verde National Park managers are proposing an entrance fee increase in 2017. Under the proposal, entrance fees would rise from $15 to $20 per vehicle during the summer season, from May to...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll: 55 percent of Utahans support a Bears Ears monument

A recent poll commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts has found that 55 percent of Utah residents support the idea of a Bears Ears National Monument. Forty-one percent oppose the idea....

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez duels Aspen in contest to name Top Adventure Town

Cortez faces a showdown with Aspen in Elevation Outdoors Magazine’s Top Colorado Adventure Town 2016 contest. The magazine is a guide to outdoor sports, health, fitness and adventure in Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic apple orchards begin comeback in Montezuma County

An apple orchard revival is taking place in Southwest Colorado. The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project wants to return the region back to the glory days of the early 20th century when the apple...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

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