Records needed in Cortez embezzlement case are lost

The city of Cortez has been digging into a recent embezzlement case, but a 2016 software switch makes it hard to determine how long the fraud was happening. The city says an undisclosed city...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton: Impeachment hearings haven’t produced ‘big revelations’

After the first day of impeachment hearings, Rep. Scott Tipton said he remains firm in his belief President Donald Trump has not committed an impeachable offense. In an interview Thursday with The...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico votes against central sewer project

Rico residents on Nov. 5 voted down a ballot question seeking a significant property tax increase to fund the town’s first central sewer system. The measure failed, with 100 voting against it and...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Curious Savage’ opens this week

A thoughtful comedy is coming to the high school stage this weekend, complete with complex and wacky characters, a hidden fortune, and heart. The Montezuma-Cortez High School theater department is...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies after head-on crash on Highway 160

A 27-year-old Cortez man died Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 160 after hitting a semitrailer head-on. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White said authorities were alerted to the crash around 7:30...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walmart sues 32 Colorado counties in attempt to shrink tax bills

Walmart has sued just about every county in Colorado where the corporate giant has a store location, an aggressive legal tactic many big-box retailers are taking in an attempt to shrink their...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis targets soaring costs of higher education

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis rolled out a plan Tuesday to combat the high cost of college tuition across the state, and in doing so, highlighted Fort Lewis College’s work to help students financially....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County may stop accepting state inmates

Montezuma County commissioners are threatening to stop accepting Colorado Department of Correction inmates at the county jail unless the state pays the full amount it is billed for housing them....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school district considers $57M move, $45M renovation

The Dolores School District and more than 150 residents on Nov. 6 discussed plans for a new or renovated school campus, at a cost of up to $57 million. At the community meeting, Superintendent Lis...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Land of Enchantment to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree

FARMINGTON – A 60-foot-tall tree from New Mexico is headed on a 2,000-mile journey to the nation’s capital this week. This year’s Christmas tree, a blue spruce cut Nov. 6, was chosen from the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez residents line Montezuma Avenue for veterans parade

For Joseph Konyndyk, Veterans Day holds special meaning: He’s the last living survivor of the USS LCSL-18, an amphibious support ship that fought in the Battle of Okinawa, one of the final battles...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Missing elderly Cortez man found safe

A 79-year-old Cortez man suffering from dementia was found safe south of Grand Junction early Saturday after he disappeared Thursday afternoon in is 2005 Silver Subaru Outback. “He’s doing better...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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