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Police Blotter

Tuesday, Nov. 2 10:37 a.m. Officers and a sergeant responded after someone reported a possible break-in in the 500 block of West Fourth Street. Upon arrival, the officer noticed a man match...

Community Calendar: Holiday events, lectures and more

CORTEZ Through Monday, Dec. 5 Community Connections’ Festival of Trees and Wreathes, Main Street. Tour a winter wonderland, vote for your favorites and bid in the auction. Thursday, D...

League of Women Voters plans talk about Cuba tour

The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County will meet Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m., on Zoom. The program will be presented by Cortez resident Denis Boon concerning his participation in ...

Ute Mountain Casino Hotel team member honored during gala

Willard Light Recognized for COVID-19 Safety Practices by Cortez Chamber of Commerce

Hip hop comes to Dolores River Brewery

Hip hop act Dark Time Sunshine will play at the Dolores River Brewery on Nov. 18. The nationally known act features Seattle rapper Onry Ozzborn performing electronic hip hop with a soulful e...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony is Thursday at Kwiyagat school in Towaoc

Ute Mountain Ute academy is state’s first reservation charter school The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to honor the leaders, funders and various stakeho...

Grace’s Kitchen, church prepare for annual community Thanksgiving dinner

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and Grace’s Kitchen are preparing for their 19th annual community Thanksgiving dinner. Because of COVID precautions, the meal will be served takeout from noon t...

Community Calendar

CORTEZ Friday, Nov. 12 “Kokoon on a Hill” book launch by Elise M. Schuster, 6 p.m., First National Bank, 2258 E. Main St. Pizza will be provided. Wednesday, Nov. 17 Historic Properties...

98% of Ute Mountain Casino Hotel employees comply with vaccine mandate

The Ute Mountain Casino Hotel reported that 98% of its employees have been vaccinated with a first or second shot, according to a news release Oct. 28. “This is a sought-after milestone fo...

Community Calendar: Veterans Day Parade is coming up

CORTEZ Friday, Nov. 5 Montezuma County Veterans Parade application deadline, for the Nov. 11 parade, American Legion via mail or drop-off at 320 N. Harrison St., 81321, or webesolitair...

Montezuma County wins ‘Medium Community of the Year’ at EDCCC awards

Montezuma County was awarded “Medium Community of the Year” at the Economic Development Council of Colorado conference on Oct. 21 in Steamboat Springs. The award recognizes the county’s achi...

Three Southwest Colorado students enroll at University of Utah

Ethan McConnell of Durango, Destiny John of Cortez and Gavan Hart of Pagosa Springs have enrolled at University of Utah, joining the class of 2025. For the second consecutive year, the unive...