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Jury trials return to courts in Montezuma County

Jury trials resumed this week in both district and county courts in the 22nd Judicial District, which includes Montezuma and Dolores counties. The pandemic forced a near-total suspension of jury...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man rescued after becoming stuck under truck

A Cortez man who became trapped under his truck on Fourth Street was rescued by Cortez Fire Protection District crews Friday morning. He was not injured. The man was changing the oil on his pickup...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez mogul skier competes at U.S. Junior National Championship

A teenage skier from Cortez is ripping up the slopes, catching big air and competing at the national level. Mogul skier Max Johnson, a sophomore at Montezuma-Cortez High School, raced in the U.S....

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hikers report illegal target shooting on Canyons of the Ancients Monument

A Bureau of Land Management ranger responded to a report of shots fired in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument about 12:30 p.m., according to Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Nowlin said someone called...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire risk significant for Southwest Colorado

Wildfire risk for Southwest Colorado is predicted to be above normal starting in April, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. “The Southwest is forecast to have above normal...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park designated as Dark Sky park

Mesa Verde National Park is known for preserving ancient cultural sites, and now it will protect the nighttime view of the stars above as well. This year, Mesa Verde was designated the 100th...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winds and dry conditions trigger wildfire watch in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning and a fire watch for Southwest Colorado. The red flag warning is effective Monday from noon to 9 p.m. The fire weather watch is effective...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Anglers seeks water quality protection for streams

The Dolores River Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited seeks to designate nine stream reaches in the Upper Dolores River watershed for Outstanding Waters status. The designation offers protection for...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Youth Corps to work on motorized trails

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will fund $319,000 toward improving motorized trails in cooperation with the Colorado Youth Corps Association. According to a CPW news release March 31, the Youth Corp...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three killed in crash near Colorado-New Mexico state line are identified

The identities of three people who were killed in a head-on crash Monday on U.S. Highway 491 at the Colorado New Mexico border have been released by Montezuma County Coroner George Deavers. Next of...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County commissioners assert opposition to wolves

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners continues to oppose gray wolf reintroduction into the Western Slope, a plan narrowly approved by Colorado voters in November. Commissioners passed...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rodeo series returns to Montezuma County Fairgrounds

The True Western Roundup rodeo series will return to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds for a second consecutive year. “We has such a warm welcome last year in Cortez, we want to make it a regular...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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