Police Blotter

Wednesday, Feb. 6 3:28 a.m. : A man with two DUI convictions was arrested for DUI on the 300 block of W. Main St. He also was cited for speeding 10 mph over the speed limit and driving without...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: For the record

Resident with shotgun chases off suspect in police chase

A man who allegedly sped away from a Cortez police officer while being held at gunpoint was later chased off a rural Montezuma County property by a homeowner with a shotgun in early February....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrating delays at Mental Health Institute come to Cortez

For the second time in three weeks, Montezuma County Judge JenniLynn Lawrence on Wednesday issued the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo a show cause order, forcing the institute to appear...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sex ed bill clears House after emotional debate

The Colorado House gave initial approval to a bill Friday that would expand state requirements for sexual education in schools after hours of angry, tearful speeches and relentless opposition from...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unlimited Learning Center offers CDL training

The Unlimited Learning Center in Cortez has begun offering a commercial driving license course for Class A and B licenses. The next 8-week course begins March 11 on the ULC campus, at 640 E. Second...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters called to pot shop as bagel goes up in smoke

A team of Cortez firefighters responded Friday afternoon to an overcooked bagel at marijuana dispensary Durango Organics. Responding to a report of a fire alarm, three Cortez Fire Protection...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man and dog rescued after falling through ice in Cortez

A man and his dog were rescued Friday afternoon after falling through the ice on Totten Lake. Crews from the Cortez Fire Protection District responded to a 911 call at 2:30 p.m. and were the first...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gym owner presents idea for Cortez youth sports complex

The owner of a downtown Cortez gymnastics studio pitched an ambitious concept of creating a large, multifunctional sports complex or field house geared toward youth activities at a Cortez Parks,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County hires new planning director

New Montezuma County Planning Director Don Haley has a background in the construction business and is a longtime local. Haley studied construction management at Colorado State University, and has...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State senator breaks with party line on hot topics

Montrose Republican Sen. Don Coram is leading a state effort to fund a controversial sex education program in Colorado’s public schools, the latest example of his break with his party on hot topics...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators partner to support craft breweries, distilleries and wineries

Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner have introduced legislation to provide a permanent tax reduction for America’s craft breweries, distilleries and wineries, a rare example of...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis-Arriola Community Center hosts chili and pie fundraiser

The Lewis-Arriola Community Center is hosting its 14th annual Chili Supper and Pie Auction fundraiser on Feb. 22. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the center at 21176 Road S. All proceeds...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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