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Authorities identify school shooter as 21-year-old Aztec man

AZTEC – A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Paths to Mesa Verde depends on easements

Planners are still seeking the optimum path of least resistance for a proposed nonmotorized trail linking Cortez, Mesa Verde National Park, and Mancos. Paths to Mesa Verde envisions a 20-mile trail...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montelores Early Childhood Council hosts Christmas giveaway

Santa Claus will visit the Montelores Early Childhood Council for its annual Christmas family night event on Tuesday. The nonprofit hosts a gift-giving night every December, but this year, Dollar...

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

Emil Johnson and the start of hospital care in Cortez

Emil E. Johnson was born in the south of Sweden in 1882. In 1897, he came with his brother, Otto, to Minnesota but settled on a farm in South Dakota. He did farm work and went to school. He was...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Last Cortez council meeting of the year planned for Tuesday

The Cortez City Council will meet for the last time this year on Tuesday. The council will meet for a workshop at 5:15 p.m., and start its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers. The...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 hours 52 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Secretary of State Williams visits Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office got a visit from Colorado Secretary of State on Wayne Williams on Friday. Williams visited the county during a tour of clerk’s offices in the...

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

Mancos holiday art shows begin tonight

Mancos’s Old-Fashioned Christmas festivities will come to a head this weekend with multiple artistic events planned by the Creative District. The weekend will begin around 5 p.m. Friday with a...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez historic preservation board prepares for the future

The Cortez Historic Preservation Board wrapped up 2017 on Wednesday by approving a grant application, swearing in a new member and making other plans for next year. Holly Tatnall, of the Cortez...

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

Cortez volunteers prepare for annual Christmas dinner

A group of local volunteers is preparing for the annual Cortez Christmas dinner. The event has been a Cortez tradition for more than 25 years, and organizer Mitchell Toms said it usually draws...

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

Sheriff Blotter

Thursday, Nov. 30 4:07 a.m. : A man was arrested in the 18000 block of U.S. Highway 491 on suspicion of driving under restraint after he was involved in a traffic accident with a semi truck that...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Nov. 29 4:54 a.m. : A man turned himself in to the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., and was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on a local misdemeanor...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Aztec students, residents try to make sense of it all

AZTEC, N.M. — Heaven Angelica Hughes and her classmates heard loud noises coming from the hallway just before bullets began flying through the window, striking a wall just over one student’s head....

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News