Schools, communities respond to Towaoc teenagers’ deaths

CORTEZ – Two Montezuma-Cortez Middle School students died by suicide this weekend, and two high school students attempted suicide in the past week, shaking the neighboring communities of Towaoc and...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spruce Tree Espresso gets a new owner and name

The iconic lavender coffee shop on Main Street has changed hands – but the new owners are no strangers to Cortez. The Spruce Tree Espresso House at 318 E. Main St. has been sold to Bill and Linda...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Montezuma County grad rates exceed state average

The Colorado Department of Education released 2018 graduation rate data Wednesday, and Montezuma County schools exceeded the state average. Of the three districts, Mancos School District RE-6 had...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pros teaching at baseball clinic

Grinders for Grace, an annual fundraiser for Grace Morrissey and other children with disabilities, is set for Saturday, Jan. 12, at Strike Zone Baseball and Softball in Farmington. Coaches at the...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four felonies dismissed in Cortez burglary plea agreement

Darrell Perez, a Cortez man suspected of burglarizing a home east of Cortez in June and taking methamphetamine into the Montezuma County Detention Center in October, pleaded guilty Thursday in 22nd...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town of Bayfield to raise water, sewer rates

Bayfield town trustees have unanimously voted to raise monthly water and sewer rates, each by 10 percent. Water rates will go up beginning in January, and sewer rates will go up beginning in May....

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash kills Cortez woman, seriously injures three kids

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 160 east of Pagosa Springs that killed a Cortez woman and seriously injured three juveniles. About 1:15 a.m. Sunday, a...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Team relay decides fate of Fort Lewis College, Marian at cyclocross nationals

Fort Lewis College got the result it needed out of Marian University, but the Skyhawks weren’t able to get the result they needed. The FLC cycling team entered Saturday’s team relay at the USA...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Man who pulled woman from burning home faces felony charges

When an improperly installed wood stove caused a fire at a mobile home on County Road 25 in early November, Montezuma County resident Derrick Jim carried a burned woman out of the structure. Then...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon’s pueblo farming project cited in carbon cycle report

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s Pueblo Farming Project was highlighted in a new U.S. government report, “The Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report” – a companion piece to the highly...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In Yosemite, two deaths raise concerns about social media

From the Grand Canyon to the California coast, Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath documented a life of travel and natural beauty in their adopted homeland for more than 10,000 Instagram...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bayfield voters approve new rules for publishing legal notices

Bayfield voters approved a request by the Bayfield Town Board to publish only the titles of legal notices in the local newspaper, then the text of the notices on the town website. The owners and...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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