Cortez

Gov. Jared Polis says funds identified for full-day kindergarten

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan predicted state funding for full-day kindergarten, one of her main legislative goals, will become a reality during the current session of the Colorado General Assembly....

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court finds Damron not guilty by reason of insanity

Jeremiah Damron has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2017 death of his mother and will be committed to the Colorado Department of Human Services. During a hearing on March 14 in...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Green Beret from Cortez killed in combat in Afghanistan

Two American soldiers, including one from Cortez, Colorado, were killed Friday while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said in a news release. Both...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun bill

DENVER — Colorado’s Democrat-led Senate debated the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, due process and public safety on Friday before advancing a bill that would allow weapons to be seized from...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers carve out room for full-day kindergarten in proposed budget

The influential Joint Budget Committee gave its endorsement Tuesday to funding full-day kindergarten by next fall, but doing so could require “tightening our purse strings” and not funding other...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opioid plan moves forward; Montezuma can apply for aid

DENVER – The House committee on public health on Friday greenlighted a lifesaving treatment program that offers medication to break opioid addiction and ease withdrawal. The drug program would...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funnel cloud spotted east of Cortez

The first days of spring in Cortez have been marked by unpredictable weather conditions – including a funnel cloud appearance on Friday. Brent McWhirter, co-owner of Moose and More on Main Street,...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Monday, March 11 2:38 p.m. : A woman reported to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, 730 E. Driscoll St., that she was victim of identify theft. Her bank informed her that her personal...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: For the record

Piñon Project will lead activities for students during spring break

Montezuma-Cortez schools may be on spring break this week, but there’s still plenty for young people to do. The Piñon Project is hosting a series of activities over the course of the week, for...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers advance plan to track greenhouse gases

DENVER – Lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill Thursday that orders the state to expand its tracking and possibly regulations of greenhouse gas emissions through 2050, an effort to buck the...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez school board considers mill levy override

A potential mill levy override was discussed at the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1’s regular board meeting Tuesday night, although uncertainties remain regarding the prospects of such a...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Podcast about historic Montezuma Avenue is underway

A podcast that will guide listeners along a walking tour of historic homes on Montezuma Avenue is under production at KSJD. The podcast is a project of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board, which...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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