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Police, Sheriff’s Office to co-host Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Representatives from the Cortez Police Department and the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office will take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this month. The goal of the event is to...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

City closes in on new city manager hire

Cortez City Council plans to narrow its list of candidates for the city manager position to 10 next week. City Manager John Dougherty announced his resignation earlier this year, agreeing to stay...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New executive director aims to help rebuild Cortez chamber

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director will look to hit the ground running in order to stabilize and rebuild an organization designed to be a crucial liaison for the local...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Home and Garden Show returns to fairgrounds Friday

Organizers estimate that more than 2,500 people will turn out for this year’s Four Corners Home and Garden show at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The show is a venue for businesses to promote...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

State’s red flag law used once in Montezuma County

Despite concerns about its potential abuse, the red flag law passed by the Colorado Legislature has been used only once in Montezuma County since it went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The law’s...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Families turn out for Easter egg hunt in Dolores

Families from throughout the area converged on Joe Rowell Park Saturday morning Dolores for an Easter egg hunt. The area was busy as parents found spots to park and hustled with their children to...

DATE: April 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce announces executive director pick

The Cortez Area of Chamber of Commerce has chosen one of its board members to take over the full-time role of executive director. According to a news release, board member Colton Black will assume...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez approved again for Rural Jump-Start Program

Cortez has been reapproved to be a part of the state’s Rural Jump-Start Program in an effort to attract new businesses and jobs to the city. The idea behind the program is to help rural,...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Families turn out for final day of Ag Expo

Families and friends from around the region converged on the Montezuma County Fairgrounds Saturday for the final day of the Four States Agricultural Expo. Saturday marked a day of more educational...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents participate in person at City Council meeting

Residents showed up in-person to comment at this week’s Cortez City Countil meeting for the first time in months. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, council met remotely for months and took...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who led police on RV chase in Cortez gets 18 months in prison

The man who led police on a slow-speed RV chase along Main Street in Cortez last month was sentenced to 18 months in prison after accepting a plea agreement from the 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

No reported injuries in crash near Handy Mart on South Broadway

Despite significant damage to both vehicles, there were no reported injuries in a crash Thursday near the Handy Mart on South Broadway in Cortez. According to police officer Joseph Yen, a man...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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