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Former Cortez finance director faces embezzlement charge

Felony charges have been filed against the former Cortez finance director in the city’s embezzlement case. Katheryn Moss, 70, faces one charge of theft and one charge of embezzlement of public...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Art meets COVID prevention at Alpacka Raft

Alpacka Raft is joining in the fight against coronavirus — crafting style. The Mancos-based packraft company has been crafting its own variety of masks, brightly patterned and featuring air pockets...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school committee evaluates three sites for new school

Although no final decision has been made, a Dolores schools committee prefers building a campus just south of Joe Rowell Park. The Dolores school board approved building a new school in March, but...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Farmers Market in full bloom

Summer is in full swing, and local farmers markets have sprung up throughout the Four Corners area. Mancos’ Thursday afternoon market is three weeks in, stationed in a small park across Grand...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board OKs $34 million budget

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board of education approved a $34 million budget Tuesday night at its regular June meeting. The budget adjusted the one proposed a few weeks ago, after the...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historical inventory recalls Cortez’s past

The city of Cortez’s sixth inventory of historic properties identified more than a dozen buildings of historical importance — including the Cortez Post Office and three homes relocated from the old...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community policing, Montezuma Mounted Patrol style

Establishing trust between the community and law enforcement starts at a young age — and can be much easier if a horse is involved. Tuesday morning, Det. Yvonne McClellan with the Montezuma County...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Primary day underway in Montezuma County

It’s primary day in Colorado, and ballots continue to trickle in for Montezuma County. Three heated races are on the ballot for this primary: U.S. Congressional District 3, U.S. Senate and two...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County awarded $2.2 million from CARES Act

Over $2 million of CARES Act funding has been awarded to Montezuma County, to be dispersed to county and local municipalities for COVID-19 expenses. The county was awarded $2,246,164 in funding...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat for Humanity celebrates new home build

Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County just kicked off another home build in Cortez, with plans to finish it by this fall. Last week, Habitat for Humanity’s board of directors, staff, supporters,...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mutual aid comes to Four Corners

The Four Corners Mutual Aid Network, a local group that sprang up this spring in the Four Corners, is spearheading efforts to help individuals and communities by handling fundraising and fund...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How do you buy local beef?

The coronavirus pandemic has raised interest in buying local beef, but it can be difficult to know how to do that — even in the meat industry. The interest in local beef was noticed statewide , but...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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