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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

Liv Story of Cortez lands lead role in Oklahoma theater production

Liv Story of Cortez, now a junior at Oklahoma City University, recently starred in her first collegiate lead role, as Agnes Eggling in “A Bright Room Called Day.” The play, written by Tony Kushner,...

DATE: April 21, 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

Warm weather, wind evaporates irrigation season

Runoff from below-average snowpack is forecast to result in the lowest project irrigation supply in McPhee Reservoir history. According to most probable forecast, Dolores River Basin snowmelt is...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Resigning CEO of Southwest Health highlights achievement

Southwest Health System has announced that CEO Tony Sudduth has resigned. According to a April 16 news release, Chief Financial Officer Rick Shrader will serve as interim CEO. Community Hospital...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Woman who died from U.S. 491 crash is identified

The woman who died in a one-vehicle crash April 14 on U.S. Highway 491 has been identified as Britany N. Montoya, 32, of Georgetown, Texas, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Three other...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board announces finalists for superintendent job

The Montezuma-Cortez Board of Education has narrowed its search to replace longtime Superintendent Lori Haukeness to two candidates. With Haukeness set to retire at the end of the school year, the...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos bridge replacement slated to run from May to August

The historic Main Street bridge in Mancos will be closed for four months beginning May 3 in order to widen it and bring it to load and rating standards. According to a news release, motor vehicle...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sees uptick in COVID-19 cases

Like many other parts of the country, Montezuma County has experienced an uptick in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks. According to data from the Montezuma County Public Health Department,...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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