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Women’s History march and rally set for March 11

The Montezuma Alliance for Unity is sponsoring a march and rally on Saturday, March 11, at the Cortez Cultural Center Plaza to celebrate National Women’s History Month.“The event is sponsored by...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sheriff, hospital may face $5M suit

The family of a Navajo man who died while in custody at the Montezuma County Detention Center last fall may request $5 million in damages. Harrison M. Begay, 38, of Tonalea, Ariz., died inside a...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Despite progress, many challenges remain for black Americans in 2017

Yesterday, the day that recognized Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and the 1960s, was a time to reflect on the relations between whites and blacks...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Editorial cartoon

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial Cartoons

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Colorado women sue city over topless ban

DENVER — A growing movement to remove laws against women going topless is headed to court in Colorado. A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday challenges Fort Collins’ indecency code, which makes it a...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawsuit sheds light on how Jeffs ruled FLDS

In January 2006, more than 3,000 members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a polygamist offshoot of the Mormon Church, gathered inside their huge white meetinghouse...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Mesa apologizes for anti-gay remarks

A Colorado Mesa University coach on Thursday apologized for anti-gay remarks made to a former student athlete. “Unfortunately, we learned that a terrible anti-LGBT comment was likely made during...

DATE: March 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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Counterrally planned for Confederate flag ride

A counterprotest is planned to “confront and stop” a Confederate flag ride from Durango to Pagosa Springs. A local group called Rocky Mountain Confederate Conservation plans to meet at 1:30 p.m....

DATE: March 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez police likely to face lawsuit in Make My Day case

A Denver attorney has confirmed that a civil lawsuit is likely against the Cortez Police Department in connection to a 2014 Make My Day criminal trial. In a 1,154-word letter dated Jan. 12,...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawsuit filed in intoxicated man’s 2013 death in jail

An Albuquerque attorney has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in connection to the 2013 death of a Navajo man in the Montezuma County jail. In a 40-page complaint filed last week in U.S....

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian injured during arrest

A Cortez police officer with a history of anger management has been involved in another arrest involving use of force. This time, an apparently intoxicated pedestrian suffered a bloody nose and...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

MCSO pays $158K in case

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has settled a 2013 employment dispute involving a former deputy. The settlement reached in June includes a $158,529 payment to Patricia McEachern, who was...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News