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Man charged with stabbing girlfriend allegedly assaulted in jail

A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend , breaking into his wife’s home and endangering a child last month was allegedly assaulted by inmates Monday at the Montezuma County Detention Center....

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County offers free drive-up COVID-19 testing

Montezuma County Health Department is offering free drive-up testing every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southwest Health System’s EMS Building. The effort is a collaboration between...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez begins search for new city manager

With City Manager John Dougherty announcing his resignation last month, Cortez City Council is now in the process of finding a capable replacement. In a special council meeting Tuesday evening,...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Over 3,200 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine given in Montezuma County

As of Tuesday, roughly 3,222 people in Montezuma County have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to the Montezuma County Public Health Department. About 823 have received...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board approves LivWell move to former Millwood Junction building

Marijuana dispensary LivWell received approval from the Mancos Board of Trustees Wednesday night to change location to the building that was formerly home to the Millwood Junction restaurant. The...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Pet Pantry hosting monthly pet food bank in Mancos

Colorado Pet Pantry has expanded to Mancos, providing a monthly pet food bank every Monday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mount Lookout Grange. “We’re super excited to be in the Mancos area,” said...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man pleads guilty in death of woman who fell from car roof

A Cortez man pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident causing death and driving while ability impaired Thursday afternoon in Montezuma County Court. Amy A. Perez, 33, died on the night of...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Heritage Museum set for summer opening

The Montezuma County Heritage Museum is set to open for viewing this summer after a lengthy remodeling process. Construction on the $314,000 project, by Kimble Construction and Silver Creek...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos staple Mac Neely celebrates 100th birthday

Mancos’ charismatic community leader Athalie “Mac” Neely celebrated her 100th birthday Wednesday. The Mancos Marshal’s Office arranged for firetrucks from departments throughout the Four Corners...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council puts 2016 audit to bed, awards bid for fiber project

While there’s still a long road ahead, the city moved one step closer to financial order Tuesday night by moving past its 2016 financial audit. The final step was to sign a representation letter...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rosa Sabido, sanctuary group call on Biden to free immigrants

Rosa Sabido, along with several other members of the National Sanctuary Collective, held a virtual news conference Tuesday to call on the Biden administration to liberate the roughly 50 families...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Hall reopens to regular business hours

Cortez City Hall reopened for regular business hours Monday after an extended closure meant to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The city had previously planned on reopening on Jan. 18, but...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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