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Opening statements, testimony starts in sexual assault trial

The trial of a local man accused of inappropriately touching a young girl commenced Thursday with opening statements and testimony.District Attorney Russell Wasley told the jury a story of when the...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leaky ditches, rickety flumes dry to modern irrigation

Many historians agree Cortez and Montezuma County would not have developed into what they are today without water and the vision of those who brought it to the valley.More than 50 attended a...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fruit growers learn best techniques for snipping

Roughly 80 orchard enthusiasts gathered at the Southwest Colorado Research Station Thursday morning for the annual pruning workshop.Hosted by the Colorado State University Extension offices in...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

COURT NEWS

MONDAY, FEB. 28Ÿ Sheldon Saggboy Bellison, 28, of Montezuma Creek, Utah, pleaded guilty to one count of harassment-strike/shove/kick. He was ordered to pay $1,487.50 in fines and costs. He was...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Courts and Crime

police blotter

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16Ÿ A police officer contacted a female who had received a call from someone claiming to be with the American Shopper Association. She was advised by a very believable male that she...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Courts and Crime

Shots damage Mesa Verde entrance station

Gun toting vandals caused more than $2,000 worth of damage to the entrance station to Mesa Verde National park. On February 24 during late evening or early morning hours a person or persons fired...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County nonprofits receive $65,000

Nonprofit organizations working in Montezuma County focused on youth and nonprofit collaboration received grants totaling $65,000 this week from Colorado Springs-based El Pomar Foundation. Grants...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City council considers new police cars

The Cortez City Council will vote on the approval of purchase for several new vehicles when it meets Tuesday.One of the items on the agenda includes the purchase of three police vehicles for a...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wild lands spurs questions

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, questioned U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar about the lack of public hearings regarding a recent wild lands policy at a House Natural Resources Committee oversight...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keefauver cites accomplishments

Cortez, a City in Recall, is a five-part series spotlighting four Cortez city councilors and the mayor whom opponents are seeking to oust through a May 3 recall election. Today’s story is the final...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1, bond company discuss possibility of bond election

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board of education discussed the details of a possible bond election campaign during their work session Tuesday night.The discussion came on the heels of...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Melt brings ‘Summer of Love’

It’s time for another celebration!The Second Annual Mancos Melt will be held Thursday, March 10, through Saturday, March 12, in downtown Mancos. The theme this year is “Summer of Love.” Costume...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News