Cortez

Tipton wants to make free parks pass permanent for 4th-graders

U.S. House Rep. Scott Tipton has introduced legislation seeking to make permanent a federal program that provides fourth-graders free access to federally managed lands. Every Kid in a Park, first...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash injures two, briefly closes highway south of Cortez

At least two crashes occurred Saturday as drivers returned to roads as a three-day storm left Montezuma County. Three vehicles were involved in a crash that left a Jeep rolled over in the center...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM releases report on special management areas

The Bureau of Land Management seeks comment on a preliminary environmental assessment of 17 areas of public lands in Southwest Colorado proposed for designation as areas of critical environmental...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small earthquakes rattle central Utah

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck the densely populated Bluffdale, Utah, area on Feb. 15, and a magnitude 4.0 hit farther south on Wednesday, according to the University of Utah Seismograph...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS government students tackle community issues

Government students at Montezuma-Cortez High School have all the answers. The students in Christopher Kelley’s government class were asked to identify a problem in their community and come up with...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickup towed after hitting Walmart parking sign

A black Ford F-150 pickup knocked over a concrete and metal handicapped-parking parking sign in the Walmart parking lot on Thursday afternoon. Cortez Police Lt. Andy Brock said the driver was a...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative panel approves ‘red flag’ gun bill after fierce testimony from both sides

DENVER – A Colorado legislative panel gave initial approval to a controversial “red flag” bill that allows courts to seize firearms from people considered to be a threat to themselves and others....

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man in burglary, drug cases sentenced to community corrections

Chief Judge Douglas Walker chose rehabilitation on Thursday when he sentenced Darrell Perez to three years at the Hilltop House community corrections facility in Durango. In 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catlin to seek re-election to Colorado House

Rep. Marc Catlin, a Republican from Montrose, will seek re-election in 2020, according to an affidavit filed with Colorado Secretary of State in January. Catlin is the former longtime manager of...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two arrested while driving woman to court for meth case

On her way to court last week, just before she was sentenced to 12 months probation in two cases of meth possession and two traffic cases, Marque Lopez was a passenger in a vehicle that allegedly...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two facing felony charges from Montrose community corrections

Two Montezuma County inmates who were kicked out of a community corrections facility in Montrose now face felony charges in Colorado’s 7th Judicial District Court. Christopher Gonzales, 22, and...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana dispensary sues Cortez City Council over denied application

A Pueblo marijuana company is suing the Cortez City Council for denying a request for a new marijuana dispensary in October, alleging the decision was “arbitrary” and “capricious.” NuVue Pharma LLC...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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