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City tightens rules for ‘temporary’ dwellings

Suddenly, an RV shows up in your neighbor’s backyard, and you think nothing of it. A week goes by, then a month and it is still there and someone is living in it. You start to wonder, “Who is...

DATE: May 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police/Sheriff Blotter

Cortez Police Thursday, May 2 Police responded to the Cortez Rec Center in reference to property damage. About four years ago, the Rec Center was broken into from a roof access. Since that...

DATE: May 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Open store front

DATE: May 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free ice cream treat

DATE: May 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County invokes RS 2477 for Dolores-Norwood Road

The Dolores-Norwood Road is a key travel corridor for the region, and the Montezuma County Commissioners want more local control on how it is managed. The 55-mile, mostly graveled, network of roads...

DATE: May 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hampson gets 25 years in prison

Convicted murderer Luther Hampson was sentenced Thursday by District Court Judge Douglas Walker to 25 years in prison. Hampson, 28, pled guilty to second degree murder for killing Jonathan Hayes,...

DATE: May 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lobato decision disappoints Re-1

Disappointed. Deflated. Depressed. That’s how two Cortez teachers felt when they learned their side had lost a massive school funding lawsuit at the Colorado Supreme Court this week. Cortez Middle...

DATE: May 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shoults pleads guilty

DENVER – The former bookkeeper at a Cortez business supply store is probably headed to prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to four counts of income tax fraud. Brian K. Shoults of Mesa, Ariz.,...

DATE: May 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yellow Jacket Creek water right still under dispute

Two Montezuma County landowner groups and the county itself have told a water-court judge they’re not anywhere near settling a dispute over water claimed by the Bureau of Land Management. The heart...

DATE: May 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The hard part starts now’ Local governments still can ban marijuana retailers

DENVER – The Legislature and governor have had their say on marijuana. Now it’s everyone else’s turn. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed six marijuana-related bills into law Tuesday. They specify how...

DATE: May 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Day remembrance

DATE: May 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chamber invites everyone to join the rodeo parade

It’s time once again to make plans to participate in the annual Ute Mountain Ute Roundup Rodeo Parade on Saturday, June 8, at 5 p.m. in downtown Cortez. The theme for the 83rd annual event is...

DATE: May 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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