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Woman sentenced for embezzling more than $143,000

A local woman has been sentenced to jail for embezzling more than $143,000 while working at Sparks Plumbing and Heating in Cortez.Jane Presnell, 50, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $20,000 and...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taking aim on a career

Sunlight filters through a whispering pine canopy north of Mancos, illuminating the bright green and rust colored leaves of oak brush in their autumn splendor.Figures wearing yellow helmets,...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Corey Veach

Personal experience with the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board of education is the compelling factor driving Corey Veach toward a run for a seat on the board. Veach hopes to create a more...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pete Montano

A sense of community and service has driven Pete Montano to run for a seat on the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board of education, and he hopes that sense of duty will translate into...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heath Elliott

Budgets, academics and extracurricular activities are three of the most important aspects of education in Montezuma County, according to local business owner Heath Elliott, and he hopes to address...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Becky Stephens

Becky Stephens has worked in nearly every aspect of education. From the teacher’s classroom to the principal’s desk to the counselor’s office, Stephens has participated in all sides of the process....

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beth Howell

As a parent of two elementary-age children, Beth Howell has a vested interest in education in Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1. That interest has compelled Howell to run for a seat on the...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tim Lanier

Tim Lanier wants to finish what he started. An eight-year veteran of the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board of education, Lanier is running for a final term to see through some of the...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drug case suspect claims memory lapse

A Cortez woman who reported her purse full of Xanax stolen is now accused of being in possession of a stolen purse and leading law enforcement on a car chase — while under the influence of...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheek joins city council

After several votes and much discussion, the Cortez City Council voted to appoint Karen Sheek to fill a vacant seat. Faced with the choice of what they said are four well-qualified candidates, the...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Morgan Allsup

Local control is important to Morgan Allsup. He firmly believes the success of a local district rides on the amount of influence of the local community. Allsup is running for Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forum studies ballot

Roughly 40 members of the community gathered at Cortez City Hall on Monday night for the League of Women Voters’ forum on the 2011 ballot issues. In an election cycle where every single ballot...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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