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Cronk leaves Sheriff's Office

Montezuma County undersheriff Robin Cronk, reportedly under investigation for alleged misappropriation of funds, has left the department. Sheriff Dennis Spruell confirmed Cronk's departure during...

DATE: June 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Cronk leaves Sheriff's Office

Montezuma County undersheriff Robin Cronk, reportedly under investigation for alleged misappropriation of funds, has left the department. Sheriff Dennis Spruell confirmed Cronk's departure during...

DATE: June 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Cronk leaves Sheriff's Office

Montezuma County undersheriff Robin Cronk, reportedly under investigation for alleged misappropriation of funds, has left the department. Sheriff Dennis Spruell confirmed Cronk's departure during...

DATE: June 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Cronk departs

Montezuma County undersheriff Robin Cronk, reportedly under investigation for alleged misappropriation of funds, has left the department. Sheriff Dennis Spruell confirmed Cronk’s departure during...

DATE: June 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Are we teaching our kids to be patriots?’

The U.S. Constitution needs more patriots defending its principals in order to safeguard America’s freedom, national speaker KrissAnne Hall told a packed room of the Four Corners 9-12ers at the...

DATE: June 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

As water dries up, disputes begin to boil

“Whiskey is for drinkin’; water is for fightin’” is Western cliché, but it becomes more of a hard truth during a drought. The Montezuma County sheriff’s office is reporting an increase in the...

DATE: June 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suckers and suckers and chubs, oh my!

Two suckers and a chub are a formidable gang of native fish that have been claiming the waters of the Lower Dolores River as their turf for millennia. But survival of the bluehead sucker,...

DATE: June 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County to upgrade 911 emergency system

The Montezuma County Commission has approved a major overhaul to the county’s outdated 911 emergency call system. Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane and communications supervisor Lori Johnson were...

DATE: June 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County considers ticketing USFS, BLM

The Montezuma County commission is considering a resolution that would issue a ticket to San Juan National Forest and BLM officials for closing roads within the county. Public-access activist...

DATE: June 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gazebo, deck too close to river raises setback issue

Montezuma County officials sparred with a landowner and his builder Monday over construction of a gazebo and deck located too close to the Dolores River. Grant Smith admitted that he installed a...

DATE: June 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Mesa Verde scales back on search for man

The search for Mitchell Dale Stehling, 51, who mysteriously disappeared June 9 after telling his wife and parents he was going for a hike in Mesa Verde National Park, has been scaled back. The...

DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

CO2 tax dispute goes to state hearing

Montezuma County assessor Mark Vanderpool is in a Denver hearing room this week defending a property tax bill being contested by CO2 producer Kinder Morgan. The dispute, ongoing since 2008, is in...

DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News