Police to announce sex offender

The Cortez Police Department will announce the release of a sexually violent predator next week. The community meeting is held at 7 p.m. at City Hall on Wed., Sept. 24. The goal of the meeting is...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court briefs

Peeping Tom gets 18 months in jail When arrested in June, a 40-year-old Peeping Tom was reportedly in possession of vodka and toilet paper. Fast-forward three months, Ivan Doka was sentenced to 18...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former officer deemed indigent, will get defender

Editor's Note: District Attorney Will Furse filed a motion on Feb. 6, 2015, to “dismiss the case  (against Ryan Carter) without prejudice.” The court granted the request on Feb. 6. Click here for...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court Briefs

Christmas ‘vigilante’ gets 60-day jail termThe triggerman in a Christmas Day home invasion was ordered last week to serve 60 days in jail.Jordan Hankins, 25, of Cortez, received the sentence on...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murder victim honored at sentencing

“I’m OK. Bye, Dad.” Those were the last words uttered by Natalie Whiteplume Hatch via telephone to her father on Sept. 15, 2013. The family had planned to go shopping with their 21-year-old...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton to host local Town Hall

Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, will return home to host a town hall meeting this week. A spokesperson said he’d answer questions from constituents and give an update on his work on economic growth...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge to sentence convicted killer

A Cortez teenager convicted of second-degree murder is likely to receive a 30-year prison term when sentenced by Chief District Court Judge Doug Walker today. Initially charged with murder and...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City repeals pot moratorium

A city of Cortez moratorium on recreational marijuana sales has been repealed, meaning local marijuana dispensary owners can now apply for retail business licenses. City Manager Shane Hale said the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Donors step up after boys’ dad dies

As of Monday morning, nearly $4,000 has been raised on social media to help cover funeral costs for a local father killed last week in a traffic accident. Scores of donors, ranging from $5 to $350,...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Peaches, corn, tomatoes

Juices from a Palisade peach, the kind that run down your chin and require a napkin, are the best marketing tools for one local couple operating a roadside produce stand. “They’re so sweet and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanitation district tweaks sewer rates

The Cortez Sanitation District will provide temporary relief to dozens of local businesses that saw sewer rates spike 100 percent or more this year. Gunther Hardt, owner of Plaza Laundry on Main...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court briefs

Victim disapproves of burglar’s plea deal Defendants in a Valentine’s Day home invasion were caught on camera “laughing and having a good time,” according to the victim. Gary Soza, 39, of Cortez...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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