Improved Sand Canyon parking lot opens until construction resumes

The main Sand Canyon trailhead parking lot has reopened with significant improvements, but another temporary shutdown will come when construction resumes in spring. The uneven sandstone has been...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County passes $51.4 million budget for 2020

The Montezuma County budget jumped for 2020, with additional expenditures going toward paving roads, infrastructure projects and law enforcement. On Dec. 17, county commissioners approved a $51.3...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-vehicle crash kills one, injures another south of Cortez

A two-vehicle crash killed one man Tuesday south of Cortez on U.S. 160/491, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. The collision occurred just before 1 p.m. and involved a white Ram...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver PBS coming to satellite viewers in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Coloradans received a stocking stuffer on Christmas Eve: agreements with satellite television providers to carry Denver’s Public Broadcasting Service affiliate, Rocky Mountain PBS. But...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado chosen for $50 million forest project

Southwest Colorado has been chosen for $50 million in additional funding for expanded forest health and wildfire mitigation efforts on public and private land. The newly formed Rocky Mountain...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Retired Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane dies

Newly retired Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane, a beloved and respected law enforcement leader who served as Cortez chief for 39 years, died Friday afternoon. Lane, 75, had been undergoing treatments...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park will increase entrance fees

Mesa Verde National Park has increased peak-season fees for 2020. The increase comes after a request for public comments about a fee proposal released in October 2017. National parks mostly raised...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado chosen for $50 million forest project

Southwest Colorado has been chosen for $50 million in additional funding for expanded forest health and wildfire mitigation efforts on public and private land. The newly formed Rocky Mountain...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County supports more law enforcement

Montezuma County Commissioners chose to augment public safety Tuesday with a preliminary approval to increase the sheriff’s 2020 budget for additional patrol and jail deputies. During a budget...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores to address marijuana moratorium

The Dolores Town Board will decide at its Tuesday board meeting on a retail marijuana moratorium that expires at the end of the year. There are three options, said Interim Town Manager Ken Charles....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family seeks help finding missing Cortez man

A 79-year-old Cortez man went missing Thursday afternoon, and his wife and friends are seeking the community’s help in finding him. Charles “Chuck” Current was supposed to meet his wife, Anne, at...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested in shooting south of Cortez

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and faces charges of attempted murder, after a gunshot fired early Friday morning sent Nicholas Posey to the hospital, according to the Montezuma County...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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