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New pot shops on hold

At a public hearing Tuesday, no one spoke for or against a city moratorium that bans recreational marijuana dispensaries for the next 10 months. With no objections received, the Cortez City Council...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. delegates prepare for debt fight

DENVER – When Congress gets back to work next month, people shouldn’t expect to see a comprehensive immigration bill pass. Instead, the country should get ready for another fight on the national...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Honoring MLK

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

High bid trims plan for airport upgrades

The Cortez Municipal Airport was cleared for takeoff Tuesday to move forward with nearly $3 million in improvements. The Cortez City Council voted Tuesday to award Four Corners Materials a...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Convicted sex offender indicted

A convicted sex offender has been indicted on nine new felony counts of sexual assault on a child. The Montezuma County grand jury indicted Andrew Allmon, 55, of 600 N. State St. earlier this week,...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pet of the week

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Monday, Aug. 19 An officer reported to Southwest Community College in reference to a theft. A woman explained that she noticed her iPad had been stolen from her vehicle and reported it to her...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roller derby arrives

Cortez has certainly seen its share of unique sporting events, but never something like this. Beautiful women, clad in knee and elbow pads, racing around a gym floor on skates. Yep, roller derby is...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kerry: Syrian chemical attack is an ‘obscenity’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday outlined the clearest justification yet for U.S. military action in Syria, saying there was “undeniable” evidence of a large-scale chemical...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. county ordered to issue same-sex marriage licenses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque judge on Monday ordered the clerk of New Mexico’s most populous county to join two other counties in the state in issuing marriage licenses for gay and...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Aug. 14 An officer walking behind Cortez Plaza at the old Wal-Mart parking lot could hear a female and a male talking very loudly. When the officer shined his flashlight and announced...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Access to public defender challenged

Although qualified as an indigent citizen eligible for legal counsel by a public defender, accused felony embezzler Robin Cronk earned nearly $10,000 in his last month of duty as Montezuma County...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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