Eli Tomac wins second straight pro motocross championship

Eli Tomac raced through a muddy track Saturday in Indiana to win his second straight championship in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. He became the first rider to repeat as 450 class motocross...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Plateau Fire north of Dolores grows to 5,750 acres

The Plateau Fire intensified Monday, growing to 5,750 acres as the fire made short runs through crowns of trees and torched groups of others. The fire also moved down canyon with northerly winds,...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Police Department announces heightened security for City Hall

The Cortez City Council and Police Department plan to increase security at City Hall. When councilors met last week, it was the first time since moving into the new City Hall building on Roger...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rosa Sabido mourns mother’s death in sanctuary at Mancos church

More than a year after she sought sanctuary in an effort to stay in the United States and take care of her parents, Rosa Sabido has lost her mother. The Cortez resident, an undocumented immigrant...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners firefighters to gather in Mancos

Firefighters have spent plenty of time battling wildfires in Southwest Colorado this summer, but in August they’ll gather in Mancos for a more cheerful occasion. The Mancos Fire Protection District...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire forces early closure at Wetherill Mesa in Mesa Verde National Park

Firefighters have contained a fire that broke out on Wetherill Mesa, on the west side of Mesa Verde National Park, on Wednesday. Cristy Brown, the park’s public information officer, said in a news...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez public art committee recommends first City Hall art purchases

After seven months of planning and discussion, the Cortez Public Art Committee is ready to make its first art purchase recommendations for City Hall. On Wednesday, the advisory committee voted to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Fires near Mancos, Dove Creek die down

A lightning-caused fire in the Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Area near Mancos showed no growth since Friday, and another small fire that sprang up near Dove Creek has been contained. The Hilltop...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clarks waive hearings in Cortez drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter pleas. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been incarcerated in...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortez...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lopez-Whiteskunk joins Montezuma-Cortez school board; Balfour resigns

On Tuesday, the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 school board said farewell to one director and welcomed another. In a brief morning meeting, the board voted to accept the resignation of District A Director...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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