Cortez jury deliberates verdict in Shane French’s assault trial

Jurors heard arguments this week in the trial of Shane French, who has been charged by the 22nd Judicial District Attorney with first-degree assault and menacing of a peace officer. French, of...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burned-out light causes Kemper Elementary evacuation

All is well at Kemper Elementary School, after a burned-out light caused a smell of smoke Friday morning, leading to an evacuation of all students and the arrival of first responders from at least...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

West Slope lawmaker pumps the brakes on Colorado wolf

State Sen. Kerry Donovan wants to slow the roll on wolf reintroduction. The Vail Democrat, who represents seven Western Slope counties , has crafted legislation that allows Colorado Parks and...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

M&M, south end blight addressed by Montezuma County commissioners

At Cortez’s southern entrance stands an abandoned M&M truck stop, riddled with graffiti and broken windows and containing contaminated soil. The eyesore on 5 acres of private property has long been...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva Montessori School’s charter is renewed

The Children’s Kiva Montessori School charter has been renewed by the Montezuma-Cortez school board. The charter school, in its sixth year, has faced some turbulence recently, especially in terms...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Retrial scheduled for man accused of killing one in U.S. Highway 160 crash

Local prosecutors plan to retry a Bloomfield man on charges of careless driving resulting in injury and death after a mistrial earlier this month. A jury could not come to a unanimous decision in...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Library director leaves Cortez

After more than five years as director of the Cortez Public Library, Eric Ikenouye is heading to Oregon, where he will continue his library work. Last week was his last in Cortez. He is moving on...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez angler lands more fish records

If you are going to fish, why not go for a world record? That’s the attitude of Kelly Jo Hall, of Cortez, who continues to pile up records certified by the International Game and Fish Association ....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 10 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, House lawmakers propose changes to Endangered Species Act

Local agencies working on the ground should decide whether to list a species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, according to a renewed bill from Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez. The bill,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

After flood, Cortez walk-in clinic warns of mold exposure

Mold spores have been discovered after flooding damage in late 2019 at Southwest Health Systems Walk-in Clinic, 1413 N. Mildred Road, and the clinic has been relocated to a temporary location. The...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Driver in fatal Cahone crash identified

CAHONE – The driver of a 1997 Jeep Cherokee was killed Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 491 just south of Cahone in a failed attempt to pass two semitrailers during a snowstorm. The Cherokee driver...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Paid family leave is a priority for Colorado Democrats

Bringing paid family leave to Colorado workers was a top priority for Democrats when they took control of the statehouse last year. But after effective protests from the business community, the...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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