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Red flag warning issued for Montezuma, La Plata counties

A red flag warning is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday for Montezuma and La Plata counties, where weather conditions are ideal for wildland fires, the National Weather Service said Tuesday....

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Market closes for four hours on Wednesday

City Market in Cortez closed unexpectedly Wednesday morning after an equipment failure caused smoke in the building. The store was closed from 5 a.m. to about 9:15 a.m. after employees saw smoke...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolfwood women bring cheerful service to Southeast Asia

Three women from Wolfwood Refuge – Paula Woerner, Darla Lange and Barb LaRue – expanded their rescue efforts this winter to Thailand and Cambodia, where they spent three weeks performing community...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Creative District shakes up leadership

The Mancos Creative District plans to change its leadership this spring by hiring a single director to replace its two current co-directors. Sarah Syverson and Carol Mehesy have shared leadership ...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Manager Shane Hale announces resignation

Cortez City Manager Shane Hale announced Friday he plans to resign from his position this spring. Hale said he has accepted a position as town manager in Windsor, a town near Greeley, after the...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County residents march for gun control

Montezuma County students, teachers and other residents gathered in Cortez City Park on Saturday to call for stricter gun control. The Cortez March for Our Lives , one of more than 800 held across...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Employee suspected of fabricating threat against Mancos schools

Three days after a report of a threat against Mancos schools led to lockout procedures and heightened security, a district employee has been cited for allegedly fabricating the report. According to...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plane crash kills four near Dove Creek

Four people died in a plane crash Thursday near the Colorado-Utah border shortly after departing Grand Junction, according to the Civil Air Patrol . The plane left Grand Junction Regional Airport...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Food and travel TV series to be filmed through Sunday in Durango

Television crews will be filming a show this weekend at locations in Durango, including the railroad depot, Rochester Hotel and Leland House, El Moro Spirits and Tavern, Bookcase and Barber, and...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council approves new marijuana store

In a quasi-judicial hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved a retail marijuana license for the town’s sixth dispensary. The owners of Chronic Therapy, a chain of Front Range retail...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blue Pepper food truck hopes to spice up Cortez

The owners of a new food truck in Cortez hope to turn their business into a gathering place for the whole town. In November, Chris and Laurie Hutton started parking the Blue Pepper food truck – a...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Punxsutawney Phil sees 6 more weeks of winter, but he’s not from Cortez

Weather prognosticating Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter, but Montezuma County’s resident prognosticator, weather watcher James Andrus, is predicting more weeks of sunshine....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News