Court finds Damron not guilty by reason of insanity

Jeremiah Damron has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2017 murder of his mother and will be committed to the Colorado Department of Human Services. During a hearing on March 14 in...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | UPDATED: 7 hours 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Green Beret from Cortez killed in combat in Afghanistan

Two American soldiers, including one from Cortez, Colorado, were killed Friday while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said in a news release. Both...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 9 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers carve out room for full-day kindergarten in proposed budget

The influential Joint Budget Committee gave its endorsement Tuesday to funding full-day kindergarten by next fall, but doing so could require “tightening our purse strings” and not funding other...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funnel cloud spotted east of Cortez

The first days of spring in Cortez have been marked by unpredictable weather conditions – including a funnel cloud appearance on Friday. Brent McWhirter, co-owner of Moose and More on Main Street,...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Monday, March 11 2:38 p.m. : A woman reported to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, 730 E. Driscoll St., that she was victim of identify theft. Her bank informed her that her personal...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: For the record

Cortez school board considers mill levy override

A potential mill levy override was discussed at the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1’s regular board meeting Tuesday night, although uncertainties remain regarding the prospects of such a...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Podcast about historic Montezuma Avenue is underway

A podcast that will guide listeners along a walking tour of historic homes on Montezuma Avenue is under production at KSJD. The podcast is a project of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board, which...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man dies after five-hour standoff in Farmington

Authorities in New Mexico have identified the person killed after a five-hour standoff as a 50-year-old Ignacio man. The San Juan County, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Couple sentenced to 8 years in prison for drug distribution

Before sentencing Lyndel and Sherri Clark to eight years in prison for drug distribution, Judge Todd Plewe said most people age out of the criminal justice system, but the married couple in their...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former nonprofit director sentenced to two days in jail

The former executive director of a Cortez nonprofit that serves victims of domestic violence was sentenced Tuesday to two days in jail an ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution for stealing from the...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez working through land use code update

The Cortez City Council has completed the first of three work sessions to review an update to the city’s land use code. On March 12, City Planner Tracie Hughes guided City Council through a brief...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp is hot topic at agricultural expo in Montezuma County

There is no stereotype of an industrial hemp farmer. From academics to marijuana producers, urban farm activists to generational ranchers – it seems there’s a place for everyone in the burgeoning...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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