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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

Public hearing on pot sales ban

The City of Cortez will hold a public hearing Tuesday as it considers a temporary prohibition on recreational marijuana sales. In a wait-and-see mode, city council members voted unanimously earlier...

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

At last, a good dose of rain

Tropical Storm Ivo stalled off the coast of the Baja Peninsula over the weekend, bringing some “nice local relief” in the form of rain to Cortez. “The storm brought a bunch of needed rain across...

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

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