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Sheriff Notice: Attempted Murder shooting investigation

On 07-29-23 at 0240 hours, MCSO was dispatched to the Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, Colorado for a victim who had been shot while at his residence in the 24000 block of County Road L, Cortez, Colorado. The victim suffered a single bullet wound, and was treated and later released. The suspect was identified as […]

Sheriff Notice: Homicide Investigation

On 07-28-23 at 1130 hours, MCSO was called to a residence approximately two miles north of Dolores for a welfare check on the person renting the property.  An adult male was found deceased inside the residence. Initial investigation determined that the death was a homicide that had occurred sometime on 07-27-23.  The Montezuma County Sheriffs […]

Alert: Bat tests positive for Rabies in Montezuma County

Bat tests positive for Rabies in Montezuma County   A bat found in Montezuma County area last week tested positive for rabies. Rabies is regularly found in Colorado wildlife, especially skunks and bats. Interaction between humans and wild animals, particularly bats, skunks, foxes, and raccoons, increases the risk of rabies exposure to pets and people. […]

West Nile Virus detected in Colorado Mosquitoes West Nile Virus Detected in Colorado Mosquitoes West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Colorado for the first time this season in Boulder, Delta, Larimer, and Weld counties. West Nile virus is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected Culex mosquito.   Prevention: The best way to […]

Notice: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation


Notice: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation Effective: July 5, 2023 (Until rescinded or superseded) Stage 1- FIRE RESTRICTIONS: The following are prohibited until further notice. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, coal, or wood-burning stove, any type of charcoal-fueled broiler or open fire of any type in undeveloped areas. […]

Press Release: Human Case of Plague in Montezuma County

Montezuma County Public Health has identified a human case of plague in a Montezuma County resident. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Montezuma County Public Health Department (MCPHD) continue to investigate the case and will provide additional information as it becomes available. Plague is caused by bacteria that can be transmitted […]

Public Notice – Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Property Review

Public Notice  Notice is hereby given that the Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners will participate in a property review at the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 10:00am.  The Sheriff’s Office is located at 730 E Driscoll Street in Cortez. For more information, please call the County Public Information Coordinator, […]

2023 Water Run Off – Sign Up for Evacuation Assistance

If there were an emergency in your neighborhood that required you to evacuate, would you need help? Do you know someone such as a neighbor, parent, or friend who would need some assistance? The Montezuma County Office of Emergency Management is putting together a list of those in our county who might need some assistance […]

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