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Legal pioneer Grace Storey Merlo dies at 90

Women entering the legal field today are indebted to pioneers like Grace Storey Merlo, who with dignity and perseverance pried open closed doors, changed minds and proved gender was no indication...

DATE: July 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher, business owners awarded as Champions for Children

The Four Corners Child Advocacy Center has honored a schoolteacher and a business couple as its 2015 Champions for Children. “The award is given to someone that has an impact on kids in the...

DATE: July 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer rates rising again

Cortez Sanitation District officials indicated this week that they want to avoid another stink over its sewer rates. In 2014, 1 in 10 of the district’s commercial customers experienced fee...

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New M-CHS nears completion and remains under-budget

School officials are buzzing with anticipation as they prepare to open the doors of the new Montezuma-Cortez High School. A public ribbon-cutting is planned for Aug. 14. “I believe this is the...

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Calkins moves toward historic status

Efforts to have the downtown Calkins Building placed on the National Register of Historic Places were officially launched last week. The first steps include photographing the structure, inside and...

DATE: July 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medicine men lead blessing ceremony

Navajo Medicine Man Francis Mitchell offered an emotional prayer over the weekend as he led a blessing ceremony for a new hogan in Southwest Colorado. Moving himself and others to tears at one...

DATE: July 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials search for man guilty in baby’s death

Law-enforcement officials continue to hunt for a Cortez man who pleaded guilty in the 2011 death of his 6-month-old daughter. Dylan Kuhn, 22, of South Chestnut Street, failed to appear for a...

DATE: July 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sinclair signs removed from ‘toxic’ site

Almost five months after seeking a court order, the Wyoming-based Sinclair Oil Corp. was allowed to remove its signage from a defunct gas station between Cortez and Mancos. The Montezuma County...

DATE: July 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. 160 DUI checkpoint nets zero arrests

Only 10 vehicles were stopped for suspected alcohol and drug violations during a three-hour DUI checkpoint Saturday, July 4, along U.S. 160 between Cortez and Towaoc. No citations were issued. “I...

DATE: July 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victim voices frustration after Sears embezzlement

Displeased and upset, the victim of a long-term scam pleaded with the court this week to sentence an embezzler to jail. “I think what he did was terrible,” the victim told District Court Judge Todd...

DATE: July 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS band travels to Boston, will march in famous parade

The Montezuma-Cortez High School marching band will participate in the country’s oldest Fourth of July celebration on Saturday. Established in 1785, the Fourth of July military, civic and firemen’s...

DATE: July 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Audio may be heard in sex case

Recorded conversations between a woman and her alleged attacker could be subject to a hearing this month. At a motions hearing on Monday, June 29, Chief District Court Judge Doug Walker said he...

DATE: July 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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