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Medicine Man employees face embezzlement charges in Cortez

Two former employees at The Medicine Man in Cortez received summonses Thursday in an investigation of felony embezzlement at the marijuana dispensary. Cortez police contacted Timber Higgins and...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest livestock banquet draws a crowd to Cortez

The Elks Lodge in Cortez was filled with cowboy hats and good cheer on Saturday night during the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association banquet. About 300 people attended this year’s banquet,...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners cover crop study shows mixed results first year

Results are in from the first year of the Southwestern Colorado Research Center’s study on cover crops, but they’re less than encouraging to dryland farmers. In 2015, the research center, which is...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez fire district puts training house up for sale

The Cortez Fire Protection District voted on Monday to sell its old training house for $10,000. The district has been using a donated building on South Broadway for fire training for about three...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City makes progress on plans for new Cortez fire station

The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional-use permit and site plan for the new Cortez Fire District station during a public hearing on Tuesday. The new station will replace...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Powder coating company comes to Cortez

The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission approved a site plan Tuesday that would allow a new powder coating business to move to the Industrial Park.Cortez residents Dave and Lana Waters applied to...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rash of thefts in Dolores prompts warning from sheriff

The town of Dolores started the year with several vehicle break-ins and other thefts. Two burglaries were reported in early January, and several items were stolen out of vehicles on the night of...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County shifts internet plan to Wi-Fi

After a $39 million project to expand internet access in Montezuma County was postponed last year, local governments in the county are about to try a new approach.In March 2015, leaders of...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Historic Preservation Day set for May 20

The Cortez Historic Preservation Board on Wednesday voted to schedule its annual town history celebration for Saturday, May 20. May is National Historic Preservation Month, as established by the...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accounting business moves into Cortez Xtrov building

The old Xtrov Realty building on Broadway in Cortez has become the new headquarters for Dolores Sheets, a longtime tax consultant from Lewis. Sheets has run her business, Dolores Sheets Tax...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Stonefish Sushi chef brings rare skills to Cortez table

Stonefish Sushi and More has a fresh face in the kitchen, and he’s bring new dishes and fishes. Chad Ross moved to the Cortez area from Salt Lake City about a year ago, and soon became a regular...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez approves $160,000 bid for IT infrastructure

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday awarded Advanced Network Management Inc. a $160,000 contract for the construction of an information technology infrastructure. Cortez-based Data Safe Services has...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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