The American Legion Ute Mountain Ute Post 75 will host a Memorial Day sunrise service at the Cortez Cemetery. The Cortez Recreation Center is looking for employees to help solve its staffing shortage and you’re invited to join the Montezuma Land Conservancy’s bike tour of Cortez-area conserved lands and after party at WildEdge Brewing Collective. North Adams Street is now closed to through traffic. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Southwest Health Systems and FASTSIGNS
The Mancos Conservation District is tapping Fenceline Ciders to host its 2023 Mancos Splash event, which celebrates the Mancos River on Friday, May 19. This month's trail work day is set for Saturday, May 20. The Mancos Trails Group will host volunteers to work on the Aqueduct trail. Western supplies and clothing will be available at a tack sale being hosted by the National Mustang Association Colorado at The Montezuma County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 20. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Choice Building Supply and Big O Tires
The Local NEWS Network stands in solidarity with the community of the City of Farmington and the families of those impacted as a result of the shooting on May 15th. Desert View Family Counseling, Totah Behavioral Health and Farmington Community Health have offered their services if you or someone you know are in need of help.
The Colorado Grain Chain is awarding four grants statewide to brewers or distillers who craft a beverage using exclusively Colorado grown grain. One grant will be awarded to businesses in each of Colorado’s major watersheds. The non-profit hopes the microgrant improves awareness for Colorado’s grain community. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Serious Texas BBQ
Montezuma-Cortez High School Senior Zander Cruzan is piling up wins at track meets across the region. But his results are not a function of racing in Class 3A or running on the western slope. In fact, Cruzan is putting together one of the most impressive track seasons in recent memory in Colorado. And his times stack up with Colorado’s best in any classification. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by The Lor Foundation and Blondies Trophy Room
Every year organizers for the Cortez Historic Preservation Day find a new way to honor the historic buildings and art in Cortez. In 2023, organizers will pay homage to the buildings that housed department stores in the 1950’s. Events include a walking tour, a vintage car display and more. 12 Hours of Mesa Verde is looking for volunteers. Wellness Expo hosted by Mountain Range Fitness is coming May 20th. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Choice Building Supply and Big-O Tires
The Strater Hotel has recognized the Blue Moon Ramblers for working as the hotel's Sunday house band for over thirty years. Room 223 is now dedicated to the band. The suite includes a plaque on the door with the band's name, and portraits of the band and its founding members inside the room. The Blue Moon Ramblers are the first musical act to join more than 40 individuals or entities who have rooms dedicated at the Strater. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and The Payroll Department
Officials want you to be ready for flooding. An event for livestock producers interested in learning about finishing livestock, meat quality and the business of meat production. Cortez needs employees to keep Playground Days running this summer. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Keesee Motors and FASTSIGNS
SunRay Park & Casino has unveiled its 24th annual racing season with a national assembly of young, majestic horses. Ten races are held every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until May 21st. SunRay Park also offers year-round simulcast horse racing, and over modern 400 slots. Margaritas and Tex-Mex are popular, as are the large-hearted staff. By Donna K. Hewett.
Dolores Bike Hostel Owner Jacob Carloni hopes the hostel can help the local economy and add an unserved hospitality niche. Carloni believes the project also serves the county's economic development goal of increasing the length of stay in our county to promote local businesses. The Hostel will have a capacity of 25 people, with prices starting between $35 - $40 per bed, per night. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Blondies Trophy Room and Keesee Motors