Montezuma County

Montezuma County landfill explores recycling tires

The Montezuma County landfill is applying for a program to recycle tires for use as a waste cover. The landfill is seeking a permit from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to shred...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez two-bedroom rental prices see dip

The cost of renting a two- or three-bedroom unit in Cortez has dropped noticeably in the past four years, according to a housing report released this month. The drop contrasts sharply with rental...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendant in high-speed chase is found incompetent in Cortez

A Mancos man who allegedly ran down several officers during a high speed chase in March, seriously injuring two of them, has been found incompetent to proceed in court procedures against him. Casey...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

33-year-old man dies in Montezuma County jail

A man died in the Montezuma County Detention Center on Wednesday morning. Michael McMordie, 33, of Cortez died in his cell between 1 and 1:30 a.m., Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said....

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Insect to be released to combat invasive weeds in Southwest Colorado

A wasp will be brought to two Southwest Colorado wetlands this spring to join the battle against the noxious Russian knapweed, which harms native plants and wildlife. The effort, according to the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores drive-by shooting suspect arrested

A man suspected of shooting at an occupied parked car in Dolores then fleeing was arrested and detained Friday by Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Dustin Ray Wall, 30, was taken into...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez-area youth services seek to collaborate

There is a wide array of services that support young people in Montezuma County, but services are not always connected. Representatives of local organizations met last week to address that...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ideas for possible Cortez-area convention center expand

Continued discussions to build a convention and events center include a new idea of locating it at the old Walmart building in the Cortez Plaza. Cortez and Montezuma County officials have been...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man wanted in Montezuma County is arrested in Utah

A Dolores man involved in a two-hour standoff with police in Durango and is wanted on several felony warrants for weapons and menacing offenses will be extradited to Cortez after being arrested...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sand Canyon parking more than doubles

The battle for parking space at the popular Sand Canyon Trailhead is over, and more improvements are coming. A new parking lot and trailhead are now open on County Road G just east of the main...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fish power brings couple home to Montezuma County

Jeff and Tammy Coulon started aquaponic farming as a test – just for produce for the family dinner table at their farm near Ainsworth, Nebraska. It proved so successful it turned out to be key to...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

District Court in Cortez allows Road 41 maintenance

The 22nd Judicial District Court in Cortez has denied a request by a landowner to prevent the Montezuma County road department from maintaining County Road 41 south of Mancos. On March 22, District...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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