Cortez

Machete-wielding assailant pleads guilty to menacing

A man accused of terrorizing a neighborhood with a machete has pled guilty to three counts of menacing. Dressed in a black-and-white striped inmate uniform, Walter Marquez, 36, of Cortez pleaded...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leaner Mesa Verde reopens to visitors

Because of the recent government shutdown, the Baileys from Salt Lake City considered cancelling their family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park. A seven-hour drive from Utah to Cortez, Kathleen...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

A slightly leaner Mesa Verde reopens

Because of the recent government shutdown, the Baileys from Salt Lake City considered canceling their family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park. A seven-hour drive from Utah to Cortez, Kathleen...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Murder suspect granted $250,000 bond

A Cortez woman facing second-degree murder charges was given a $250,000 cash-only bond Monday, Oct. 21. District Attorney Will Furse requested a $500,000 cash-only bond at a bail hearing Monday...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

A leaner Mesa Verde reopens

Because of the recent government shutdown, the Baileys from Salt Lake City considered cancelling their family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park. A seven-hour drive from Utah to Cortez, Kathleen...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge leader eager to help Laurie Knutson sees a holistic approach for those in need

During a family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park as an 8-year-old, Laurie Knutson, was haunted by her imagination. Her visions included images of young Pueblo children falling from their...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez man charged with Family Dollar fire

A Cortez man with a troubled history with fire has been charged with three counts of arson in connection to the Family Dollar fire in May. Court records reveal James Linn Alexander, 20, of 13618...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanitation District mulls rate hike

It remains unknown how much sewer rates will increase next year in Cortez, but nationwide, average monthly sewer fees have increased by 15 percent since 2010. A biennial 2012 American Water Works...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge denies gag order for suspected shooter

Facing first-degree murder and attempted murder charges, a teenager’s right to a fair trial has not been prejudiced by media coverage. Public defender Zach Brown argued Monday, Oct. 7, before...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning strikes home, damaging utilities

Flames reportedly shot out of a kitchen sink during the early morning Thursday, Oct. 10, after lightning struck a home on N. Washington Street. Cortez Fire Protection District Chief Jeff...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond reduced for offender

Despite a bond reduction earlier this week for a convicted sex offender, the defendant is expected to remain behind bars for the foreseeable future. After hearing lengthy arguments from both...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman’s murder charges to be reduced

Court officials expect first-degree murder charges against a Cortez woman to be reduced to second-degree murder. At a scheduled bond hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 9, District Court Judge Todd Plewe...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News