New mural reminds community to protect children

A new mural in Cortez will symbolize the importance of protecting and supporting children in the community. The mural is being created by the Child Abuse Prevention Society, composed of local high...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senior centers resume indoor dining, socializing

Seniors can get together again for midday meals at Montezuma County senior centers in Cortez, Mancos and Dolores. The dining halls were closed for up to a year because of the pandemic, and meals...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New neighborhood group formed to clean up Carpenter Natural Area

Local residents have formed a new group in order to clean up and maintain the Carpenter Natural Area. In collaboration with the Cortez Parks and Recreation Department, the Friends of Carpenter...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local schools getting millions in aid. Here’s how they’ll spend it

Local school districts are set to receive hefty chunks of federal dollars in the latest round of coronavirus relief aid, leaving administrators with big decisions on how to spend the money. The...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores museum restores narrow-gauge freight cars

Before the Galloping Goose No. 5 rail car carried passengers and mail to and from Dolores in the 1930s and 40s, freight trains and steam locomotives dominated the historic railroad town. Showcasing...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jennifer Marie Folsom sentenced to one year of probation

Jennifer Marie Folsom, the wife of a man killed on Haycamp Mesa in January 2018, was sentenced Thursday to one year of supervised probation for felony possession of a weapon by a previous offender....

DATE: April 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County employee named Colorado’s Emergency Manager of the Year

Colorado’s 2020 Emergency Manager of the Year award went to Jim Spratlen, who serves as Montezuma County’s emergency manager. Spratlen was hired in March 2020 to coordinate the county response to...

DATE: April 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council to publicly interview final three candidates for city manager job

The three remaining candidates for the Cortez city manager position will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the public Thursday evening. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. today, candidates will...

DATE: April 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cliff dwelling tours to restart at Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park will restart its hallmark cliff dwelling tours that were suspended in 2020 because of the pandemic. Tours will resume to the popular Cliff Palace and Long House sites....

DATE: April 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Promoter urges repairs to fairgrounds racetrack

Fairgrounds Speedway promoter Gene Felker is urging Montezuma County to repair and upgrade the racetrack, and is interested in renegotiating his contract or purchasing the venue. Standing before...

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores to celebrate SummerFest

Dolores has a new festival this summer, and your pet dog is invited to participate. The inaugural SummerFest will take place July 17 at Joe Rowell Park and features a dog carnival, car show, live...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man accused of stabbing girlfriend in January pleads guilty

A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend, endangering a child and stealing his former wife’s car pleaded guilty to second-degree assault Tuesday morning in district court in Cortez. Christopher...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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