Cortez

Sheriff Blotter

Thursday, Nov. 30 4:07 a.m. : A man was arrested in the 18000 block of U.S. Highway 491 on suspicion of driving under restraint after he was involved in a traffic accident with a semi truck that...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Nov. 29 4:54 a.m. : A man turned himself in to the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., and was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on a local misdemeanor...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Aztec students, residents try to make sense of it all

AZTEC, N.M. — Heaven Angelica Hughes and her classmates heard loud noises coming from the hallway just before bullets began flying through the window, striking a wall just over one student’s head....

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities identify two victims in shooting at Aztec High School

AZTEC – Aztec High School 10th-grader Bill Kearney was working on a project in his first-period math class when he heard what sounded like someone slamming a book on a desk in the classroom across...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango therapists offer tips for supporting traumatized children

Parents should trust their gut in dealing with children who are experiencing traumatic events, said two consultants with Pediatric Partners of the Southwest. Other helpful practices would include...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school district steps up security

In light of the school shooting in Aztec, New Mexico, Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 District released a statement about school security. According to New Mexico State Police, three people are dead,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose stars in PBS special tonight

The Galloping Goose rail bus era in Southwest Colorado will be featured on Rocky Mountain PBS’s “Colorado Experience” on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Seven Galloping Geese ran on the Rio Grande Southern...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students hid in classrooms during shooting

AZTEC, N.M. — Students hid in their classrooms, some behind locked doors, as a suspect opened fire Thursday inside a New Mexico high school, killing two classmates before ending up dead....

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Shooter, two others dead at Aztec High School

A shooting at Aztec High School left two students and the suspect dead, authorities said Thursday. Schools in the area remained on lockdown as a precaution. Law enforcement provided few details...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley Chorus brings annual holiday cheer to Cortez

Southwest Colorado Concerts kicked off its holiday season with a performance by the Mancos Valley Chorus on Tuesday. The chorus sang traditional songs as well as twists on tradition. The 32...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry early winter concerns McPhee managers

Winter is off to a slow start in the Dolores Basin, and it’s becoming a concern for McPhee reservoir managers. Mountain snowpack is sparse, with more brown ground showing than the white stuff....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez food pantry and farm co-op plan move

On Tuesday the Cortez Planning and Zoning Board approved a permit that will allow the Good Samaritan Center and Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative to open a joint distribution site on North Beech...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News