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Phone Number: 970-564-6033

CBI gives details in Cox case

District Attorney Will Furse alleges that Cox committed second-degree perjury, false reporting to authorities and second-degree misconduct in relation to two separate incidents that occurred in...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residential designs unveiled for Calkins Building

Last week, Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 board members got a glimpse of a proposal to transform the historic Calkins Building into a residential facility. Superintendent Alex Carter unveiled an artist’s...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school district adopts truancy policy

The Mancos Re-6 school board has unanimously approved a new expulsion policy in an attempt to resolve a few truancy issues. At a board meeting earlier this month, Mancos Dean of Students Heath...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed Mancos laundry spins to a halt

A commercial laundry venture on North Monty Street has stalled, frustrating a Mancos businessman. After a half-hour public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 27, town trustees tabled a rezoning request,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drug Court funding dries up

After entering a plea deal to methamphetamine use, a 26-year-old Cortez woman appeared shocked to learn that she would be ineligible for free inpatient substance abuse treatment while a Drug Court...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez police likely to face lawsuit in Make My Day case

A Denver attorney has confirmed that a civil lawsuit is likely against the Cortez Police Department in connection to a 2014 Make My Day criminal trial. In a 1,154-word letter dated Jan. 12,...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos students impress at middle school science fair

The projects at last week’s Mancos Middle School Science Fair were diverse and awe-inspiring. “I am always impressed with what students are able to do,” said Mancos sixth-grade science teacher...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates for Mancos marshal will face FBI scrutiny

A total of 15 job applications have been received from candidates hopeful to replace former Mancos Marshal John Cox, who resigned amid of flurry of criminal charges last fall. Mancos Town...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Quilt Co. trains a new generation of quilters

Quilting since last summer, 10-year-old Mercades has handcrafted a personalized Halloween bag, hanging chalkboard, a small throw quilt and a Christmas stocking. “I love the fabrics,” a smiling...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Six qualify for Cortez municipal election

Two incumbents, a retired electrician, a full-time mother, a family attorney and a journalist are vying for one of four available seats on the Cortez city council. Retired educator and Mayor Karen...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court allows DNA evidence in Dove Creek murder trial

DOVE CREEK – DNA evidence collected during a murder investigation last year will be allowed at trial this spring.William Blackburn, 45, of Dove Creek, is charged with second-degree murder as an act...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond lowered for Baxstrom in attempted-murder case

Bond was lowered this week for a Cortez man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his common-law wife. Filed by defense attorneys Richard Sims and Cameron Seacrist, a motion to reduce...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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