Two dogs rescued from tall cliff on Ute Mountain Ute reservation

Two dogs stranded on a mesa cliff southeast of Towaoc have been rescued by a Montezuma County Search and Rescue team during a nighttime mission. After receiving permission from the Ute Mountain Ute...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Promoter urges repairs to Montezuma County 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 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar project proposed northwest of Cortez

A large solar project is proposed northwest of Cortez in cooperation with Empire Electric Association. The 5 megawatt solar energy system would be built on 52 acres off County Road 24 on private...

DATE: April 18, 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

Jury trials return to courts in Montezuma County

Jury trials resumed earlier 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...

DATE: April 11, 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

Federal agency predicts significant fire risk 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 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home and Garden Show returns Friday to Montezuma County Fairgrounds

Organizers estimate more than 2,500 people will turnout 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

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 from noon to 9 p.m. Monday. The fire weather watch is effective...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez approved 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: April 4, 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: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three killed in crash near Colorado-New Mexico line 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 line have been released by Montezuma County Coroner George Deavers. Next of...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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