Cortez

Icy patch blamed for slow justice

A Durango public defender recently slipped on an icy patch, breaking her ankle and forcing the court to delay justice again. As a result of the accident, an elderly man agreed to waive his right...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court briefs

Probation revoked, prison imposed Joshua Berry, 22, of Cortez, was sentenced to four years in prison after admitting that he violating a two-year probationary term in connection to a 2014 shooting...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Adams State announces guaranteed tuition

Adams State University has announced a guaranteed-tuition program for undergraduate students enrolled in on-campus classes, according to President Beverlee J. McClure. The Adams State Board...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Finishing touches

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ramos, Reynolds and Perez highlight young wrestling team

The 2014-2015 season was a sweet one for the Montezuma-Cortez wrestling program. Not only because Seager Oliver won his second straight state championship, but also because of the experience other...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sports Briefs

Boys Basketball Tuesday, Dec. 1 M-CHS vs. Aztec, 7:30 p.m. Dove Creek @ Durango, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 Mancos @ Rehoboth Christian, 8 p.m. Dolores @ Sangre de Cristo, 7:40 p.m. Girls...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers basketball in rebuilding phase

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers are rebuilding. Second year head coach Mike Hall understands the process requires patience, but after last year’s 6-15 record, he’s hoping the team can improve this...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Lions Club grateful for raffle donations

The Cortez Lions Club would like to “thank” our sponsors for the prices donated towards our annual Cortez Lions Club raffle held on November 17, 2015 at Jack and Janelle’s Country Kitchen - Roxanne...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

County adds vehicle fleet department

Montezuma County is reorganizing how it manages its fleet of vehicles. The county currently has 119 light vehicles and 175 heavy-duty trucks and equipment, and the hope is to trim that amount. A...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

City set to pass $30.7M budget at meeting

The city of Cortez is slated to pass its roughly $30.7 million 2016 budget on Dec. 8. The proposed 2016 budget contains a number of capital projects, including the City Hall improvement project....

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas spirit

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

City gets glimpse of U.S. 160 plan

Improving the functionality of U.S. Highway 160 for all users – on foot, on a bike or in a vehicle – carries with it a hefty price tag, but the Colorado Department of Transportation advised...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News