Cortez officer testifies in case of missing Kansas girl

A Cortez police officer testified Monday in Kansas about the arrest of a Topeka man who has been charged with sex-related crimes after he was found in a local hotel with a teen girl. Stephon...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County counting votes; late surge expected

Voters will decide on local and state issues and choose school board members Tuesday in Montezuma County. With ballot issue 4A, Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is seeking a property tax...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Man goes to court in Cortez-area shooting

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and faces charges of attempted murder, after a gunshot fired early Friday morning sent Nicholas Posey to the hospital, according to the Montezuma County...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire erupts at furniture store in downtown Cortez

Crates and old furniture broke out in flames shortly after 7 p.m. Monday at Town and Country Furnishings, 38 N. Linden St. in Cortez. The fire was limited to crates and old furniture on the back...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ opens Friday

Bust out your raincoats and umbrellas for this year’s musical production at Montezuma-Cortez Middle School. This fall, the middle school’s theater department is performing the classic romantic...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold October sets record in Southwest Colorado

A chilly Halloween with overnight temperatures dropping into single digits capped the coldest October on record in Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. indicators show improved overdose prevention work

FARMINGTON – New Mexico saw improvements in drug overdose prevention measures in the past year, the state’s Department of Health announced this week. The state uses three main strategies to combat...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

When Halloween’s over, don’t pitch your pumpkins

Ah, the pumpkin. What started centuries ago as an annual tradition to ward off evil spirits has now become a multimillion-dollar industry that produces, according to federal data, a lot of waste....

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire south of Cortez slows traffic on U.S. 160/491

A brush fire Friday along U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez threatened several homes, but no structures were lost, fire officials said. The cause of the fire was unknown late Friday, but...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

School district practices emergency response

Cortez schools and first responders last month practiced emergency procedures and communication in case of a disaster. Specifically, they practiced responding to a scenario of a collision between a...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Employment First Program focuses on job training

Montezuma County Social Services has begun the Employment First initiative, a state and federal program that seeks to connect welfare recipients with jobs and job training. Under the program,...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Human trafficking workshop set for Cortez

A new task force dedicated to raising awareness around human trafficking is holding a training session along with its first meeting Wednesday. The Four Corners Anti-Trafficking Task Force was...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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