Cortez

Cortez pets go on parade for 12 Strays of Christmas

Staff at the Cortez Animal Shelter have begun their annual tradition of walking dogs down Main Street for the 12 Strays of Christmas fundraiser. Every year, the shelter asks local businesses and...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Asbestos being removed from retired high school

Abatement of the retired Montezuma-Cortez High School continues, according to a news release dated Dec. 8. According to the release, Colorado Hazard Control is using a dustless method similar to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez approves $32 million budget for 2018

During a public hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted to approve a $32.28 million budget for 2018. The budget includes a roughly $1 million increase in spending from the 2017 budget,...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

National parks cut back on free days

It’s always a pleasant surprise to visit a national park and find out it’s on a free day. But there will be fewer of those surprises, as the National Park System has reduced the number of free days...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry weather raises fire danger in Southwest Colorado

San Juan National Forest fire officials warn people in Southwest Colorado that continued dry weather conditions have heightened the fire danger in the area. In late November, a man on private...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 49 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Local schools respond to Aztec High School shooting

In the aftermath of the school shooting in Aztec, New Mexico, that left two students and the shooter dead, school districts are refocusing on safety. According to the districts, previously...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 8 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper, 11 governors urge Congress to continue CHIP program

Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined a bipartisan group of 12 governors calling on Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is set to expire Jan. 31. About 75,000...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 8 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Classes to resume at Aztec High School

AZTEC – Classes will resume next week as Aztec works to recover in the wake of a school shooting last week that left two students and the gunman dead. District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 10 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Artisans of Mancos welcome new three members

The Artisans of Mancos co-op welcomed three new members at a reception on Saturday afternoon. Landscape painter Linda Bonds works in pastels, and Western landscape painter Aileen McAlistar works in...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New thrift shop opens in Dolores

Two former city slickers have opened The 302 Thrift Shop in Dolores. Michael Williams and Melissa Miller moved to the area few years ago from the Cincinnati and Baltimore areas. “We love the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Town Manager Lana Hancock resigns

Lana Hancock announced Monday that she has resigned as the town manager of Dolores effective Dec. 31. She plans to continue serving as the town clerk and treasurer. “I never intended to be the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores board votes to take down playground structures

The Dolores Town Board voted unanimously Monday to dismantle the structures at the popular Ron Kotarski Jr. Memorial Playground, pending approval from Great Outdoors Colorado. Based on an...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 10 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News