Montezuma County

Illegal pot farms a persistent problem in Southwest Colorado

Large and small illegal marijuana farms are a persistent problem across the state, including Southwest Colorado, according to a local sheriff and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The CBI has...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver’s license, credit cards found with missing man at Mesa Verde National Park

Authorities say it appears the human remains found in Mesa Verde National Park do indeed belong to a Texas man who vanished without a trace in 2013 while visiting the park. Montezuma County Coroner...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials seek information about illegal poaching in Southwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about a bull elk that was killed illegally last week 15 miles northwest of Cortez in Southwest Colorado. Wildlife officers said the elk was shot...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought worsens; monsoonal rains miss Four Corners again

Drought conditions have worsened in Southwest Colorado, causing a string of record-breaking temperatures, irrigation shortages and decreased crop yields. On Aug. 25, Montezuma County went from a...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp farmers find niche market in CBD

A Dolores family found a new business in growing hemp, and their harvest also eases the owner’s multiple sclerosis symptoms. Richard and Tyler Tibbits are in their third year growing hemp to...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma-Cortez schools delay start date

The Montezuma-Cortez School District announced Friday that it will postpone the start of the 2020-21 school year to Aug. 24 for in-person classes and Aug. 26 for online classes. As of Thursday,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wanted: Actors, extras for television pilot

Calling local actors – here’s your chance to be in a television pilot that will be filmed locally. Actors and extras interested in appearing in a television pilot to be filmed in and around...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Cortez woman faces charges in 2018 Haycamp slaying

Jennifer Marie Folsom has been charged with second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting her husband, James Lloyd Box Jr., on Haycamp Mesa outside Dolores in 2018. Box was then fatally...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Derby delivers big hits, political messages in Montezuma County

A blazing orange sun illuminated Fairgrounds Speedway Saturday night as several hundred fans eagerly awaited the start of this year’s demolition derby. An annual staple of the Montezuma County...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy charged with domestic violence

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy Donnie Mack Brown has been arrested and charged with domestic violence and harassment, according to the Cortez Police Department and 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund reaches $500,000 awarded in grants

The Community Emergency Relief Fund disbursed $175,000 to 49 nonprofit organizations in Southwest Colorado to aid in coronavirus pandemic relief efforts during a mid-July funding round. Since the...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efforts to improve education in Southwest Colorado just became harder

Tigo Cruz wears a dusty green baseball cap with Mancos scrawled across the front and a button-down blue shirt untucked from khaki pants. He’s driving his big, black SUV down a gravelly dirt road...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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