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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

Heated car part sparks fire near Oxford

A truck driver may have stopped a roadside fire from growing into something more serious Thursday near Oxford. Using a fire extinguisher and a shovel from his truck, Jeremy Cochran, with Lucky 7...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickleball mania strikes Cortez at new courts’ grand opening

About 60 pickleball enthusiasts from the Four Corners area attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cortez’s new outdoor courts on Saturday. In May, the city finished converting some of the tennis...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

OzFest raises $7,000 for children battling cancer

In spite of a microburst of wind that knocked over tents Saturday and blew away the grill, OzFest rocked on. Saturday’s second annual music festival in Joe Stephenson Park raised $6,800 for local...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County treasurer faces $66,500 fine for late financial disclosures

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele faces a $66,500 fine from the state of Colorado for failing to properly file financial disclosures that date back to her 2014 campaign. The Secretary of...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire command begins to transition to Type 3 team

Many of the support personnel in the fight against the Burro Fire left Tuesday after a calm Monday with very little fire growth. Containment of the fire jumped to 53 percent. Infrared flight...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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