Man pleads guilty to assaulting EMT in Montezuma Park

A Cortez man pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting an EMT who was treating him after he passed out in Montezuma Park on New Year’s Eve. Prosecutors asked that sentencing be left open for Therman J....

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez child sex offender resentenced to residential facility

Convicted sex offender Daniel J. Beltran was sentenced to three years in community corrections on Thursday after failing to register as a sex offender while on probation. The 22-year-old Cortez...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cowbelle, Stockman of the Year announced at annual dinner

After a hearty steak dinner Saturday night at the Cortez Elks Lodge, the Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association and the Southwestern Cowbelles announced their top Cowbelle and Stockman of...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tomac finishes sixth at Minneapolis 450SX, falls to third overall

Eli Tomac of Cortez came back from a bumpy start to place sixth in the Minneapolis 450 Supercross on Saturday. Tomac started in the third gate, with Justin Brayton to his left and Justin Barcia to...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Republican officials reassure cattlemen about water, wolves and the wall

Local leaders and elected officials gave a roundup of issues, concerns and legislative plans during the 2019 Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association’s annual meeting Saturday at the Cortez Elks...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural residents may soon be able to visit pharmacy of their choice

When the 416 Fire shut down U.S. Highway 550 last summer and nearly marooned the tiny town of Silverton, registered nurse Lois MacKenzie traveled 60 miles to Montrose to get prescriptions for her...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Principal Jason Wayman resigning from Montezuma-Cortez High

Montezuma-Cortez High School will be seeing some new leadership soon, as Principal Jason Wayman has decided to step down at the end of this school year. The high school on Friday emailed a letter...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunflower Theatre will host multimedia ‘Martian Chronicles’

Ray Bradbury’s timeless novel “The Martian Chronicles” is coming to the Sunflower Theatre in multimedia form. As opposed to more contemporary works that might focus on the scientific aspects of...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver in crash that injured councilman faces four charges

The driver of a plumbing truck involved in a crash that injured Cortez City Councilman Mike Lavey faces additional charges, according to the District Attorney’s office. A citation against Lavey for...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second defendant claims false removal from Montrose facility

Public defenders for a second defendant in two weeks in 22nd Judicial District Court have claimed their clients were wrongfully regressed from a facility in Montrose. Christopher A. Gonzales, 22,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Livestock Association’s annual meeting is Saturday

Cattlemen and women are invited to the Cortez Elks Lodge on Saturday for the annual meeting of the Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association. The all-day event features politicians, music, dinner...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Furloughed Mesa Verde employees paid after delay

Thirty-five furloughed Mesa Verde National Park employees who had not been paid since the government shutdown ended have received their back pay, according to public information officer Cristy...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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