Colorado may give mascots second look

Ute tribal leaders say the state could be a shining example for the nation if Native American mascots were retired at public schools. Earlier this year, House Bill 15-1165 was introduced in Denver...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County seeks drilling study

Care is needed to protect McPhee Dam if a proposed oil-and-gas lease is developed nearby, according to Montezuma County commissioners. In a comment letter to the Bureau of Land Management, the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez bakery’s coffee has nitro kick

Trial and error was the name of the game for Pie Maker Bakery’s latest concoction, nitro brew coffee. Nitro brew coffee is gaining steam in larger cities with established food scenes like Portland...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

Cortez’s Sunflower gets international film festival

Area residents will be given the opportunity to decide if a German, Swiss, Turkish, French, Chilean, Danish, British or American film director should win the 18th Annual Manhattan Short Film...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Cortez code-enforcement actions rise 513%

Data collected by the Cortez Planning and Building Department since 2012 shows there’s been an approximately 513 percent increase in code-enforcement actions over the past three years as the city...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes consider renewables

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe may benefit from wind, solar and hydro-electric power, said participants at a forum about renewable energy held in Towaoc. The three-day event featured speakers from...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez vets battle over parade route

The smoke has evidently cleared after a battle erupted over the annual Veterans Day Parade in Cortez. The first shots were fired last November when several veterans opted to boycott the parade on...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper says no long-term effects from Animas River sampling

TOWAOC – A week-and-a-half after drinking water from the Animas River, Gov. John Hickenlooper, during a tour of Ute Mountain Ute land Sunday, pronounced himself in the pink, and he predicted no...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Cultural Center board gets message: Don’t sell

Attendees of a meeting about the future of the Cortez Cultural Center made one thing very clear to board members: They do not want to see the iconic building at 25 Market St. sold. The goal of the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Toe Fire is cool but is not out

Firefighters were working Saturday to extinguish hot spots and secure the 369-acre perimeter of the Toe Fire burning on Sleeping Ute Mountain. While humidity and a light, steady rain that fell...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Cultural Center looks toward future

Next week, the public is invited to a meeting at the Cortez Cultural Center to discuss the nonprofit’s future. The recently renamed The Cortez Center Inc. plans to lay out the facts and get...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vet reflects on WWII, devastation

Drafted into the U.S. military at age 18, Bill Saulters said one of the most horrific scenes he ever witnessed was in Hiroshima, Japan. He served there after the atomic bomb was dropped 70 years...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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