Faulty wire causes power outage in Animas Valley

A faulty wire caused a power outage Friday afternoon in the Animas Valley affecting about 300 customers. The outage occurred about 4 p.m. and crews expected to have the issue repaired by about 6...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funnel cloud spotted east of Cortez

The first days of spring in Cortez have been marked by unpredictable weather conditions – including a funnel cloud appearance on Friday. Brent McWhirter, co-owner of Moose and More on Main Street,...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez resident arrested on suspicion of arson

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson Sunday night after a small fire charred part of the mobile home he was renting, according to the Cortez Police Department. Police officials were called...

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

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

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