After car chase, Montezuma County inmate suspected of selling meth in jail

Ten days after Cortez resident Robert Marquez led Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies on a 25-mile car chase in late November, the county jail was placed on lockdown on suspicion that he was...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man allegedly imprisons, assaults man with disability

A Dolores man has been charged with felony assault for allegedly punching a man with a mental disability in the face while imprisoning him in a Cortez trailer. Erik L. Genaw, 30, faces charges of...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

To prevent water contamination, Cortez pushing for full backflow compliance

Since 2005, Tony Hernandez has been hard at work on the Cortez backflow prevention program. By the end of this year, Hernandez, cross-connection administrator for the Cortez Public Works...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis wants to expand immigrant driver’s license program to Durango

Gov. Jared Polis has requested that lawmakers set aside more than $480,000 that would allow Durango driver’s license officials to offer licenses to undocumented immigrants, an expansion of a...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Both drivers cited in U.S. 160/491 collision south of Cortez

Firewood was scattered across U.S. Highway 160/491 on Thursday morning after a Nissan Altima and red pickup truck collided. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. James Saunders said both southbound drivers...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-vehicle crash causes damage on County Road 29

A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Roads 29 and K.2 late Thursday afternoon caused damage to both vehicles and a complaint of an injury. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jason Belmont said a...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendant in M-CHS stabbing case sentenced to probation

One of two female juveniles in an October stabbing case near Walmart and Montezuma-Cortez High School was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of supervised probation. She was initially charged on nine...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free throw shooting contest to be held at FLC

The 2019 Elks National Hoop Shoot (Free Throw Shooting Contest) – Colorado West District Contest – will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday in Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. The...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Therapy ordered for alleged repeat car thief

Restoration therapy has been ordered for a Montezuma County woman who allegedly stole two cars within five days in October and then while in jail threw a wet toilet paper roll at a detention...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis proposes $227 million for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis has proposed to fulfill a signature campaign promise by offering $227 million to the state’s school districts to fund full-day kindergarten, a proposal that could bring a budget...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez schools getting communication system upgrades

Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 trustees unanimously approved a $200,000 state grant for emergency communication system upgrades and reauthorized the charter for Battle Rock Charter School at...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez golf simulation business seeking permit

A career golf professional and his family are opening a golf and multisport simulation business and snack bar attached to a CrossFit gym in Cortez. Micah and Anett Rudosky, agents for Rudosky...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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