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Outdoor hot spots draw visitors, cyclists on Black Friday

Opting for the great outdoors, more than 500 people visited Mesa Verde National Park on Black Friday. While many Americans battled crowds at bustling big box stores the day after Thanksgiving, a...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-lawman to remain under GPS surveillance

A former Montezuma County lawman will remain under GPS surveillance while awaiting a preliminary hearing on child molestation charges. At a scheduled preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 25,...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Main Street vandal armed with BB gun, police say

Eight Main Street storefronts were vandalized Saturday by an unknown suspect apparently armed with a BB gun. Cortez police responded to the Fiesta Theatre, at 23 W. Main St., for a shots-fired call...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado courts shift to Twitter

State court officials have adopted Twitter handles, nearly one year after the media was allowed to provide live tweets from inside 22nd Judicial District courtrooms. In a statement released last...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vietnam vets to be honored on Pearl Harbor Day

After receiving a bitter and sometimes humiliating welcome home decades ago, some 200 area Vietnam veterans can expect a long overdo “thank you” next month. “We want these troops to know that...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy: Inmate died of natural causes

Complications of chronic alcohol abuse were determined to be the cause of death for a woman inside the Montezuma County jail last month. According to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, Denver...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cox convicted in 2009 DUI, Indiana prosecutor’s office says

Former Mancos Marshal John Cox, who faces a DUI charge after hitting a guardrail this month, was convicted in a DUI case in Indiana several years before joining the Mancos force. It appears that he...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wright, Montano take school board oaths tonight

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 leaders have opted to delay interviewing potential board members for two open seats. Earlier this month, current board members discussed starting the interview process at...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baxstrom is denied defender in domestic violence

In a heated preliminary hearing, Montezuma County Court Judge JenniLynn Lawrence announced on Wednesday that defendant, Garrett “Ty” Baxstrom, 38, of Cortez, didn’t qualify for a court-appointed...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police stun pedestrian 5 times

After instructing a disoriented and intoxicated man to vacate a Main Street parking lot, Cortez police officers followed the subject and then tased him five times. In a three-page report, K-9...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc library receives donation

A retired art history professor has donated about 700 books on Native American art and culture to the Ute Mountain Ute library. Peter Jacobs, a professor emeritus in Colorado State University’s...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Former marshal faces 6 charges

Former Mancos Marshal John Cox will be charged with six misdemeanors including perjury and misconduct, Montezuma County District Attorney Will Furse said in a statement Tuesday. Cox resigned...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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