Cortez

Alleged arsonist plans to take polygraph test

Dressed in all black, James Alexander waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday on arson charges. Alexander, 20, of Cortez was charged in September with three counts of arson in...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

CSD nears proposed increases

Taxpayers can expect to shell out an additional $43,620 next year to offset increased sewer rates charged by the Cortez Sanitation District. Cortez Sanitation District (CSD) budget figures released...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heart & Soul prepares for value statements

Cortez Heart and Soul wants the character of the community to shape development. In January 2012, Cortez was awarded a Heart and Soul Community Planning Grant from the Orton Family Foundation....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lost submariner update: Sylvan honors local veterans’ service

About seven miles west of Pleasant View, a veteran’s memorial at Sylvan Cemetery honors three war heroes who never returned home. The 5-foot-tall concrete memorial includes three bronze plaques,...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez-area buyers get squeezed at gas pumps

Gasoline prices in Cortez have fallen sharply recently, but buyers are getting squeezed at the pumps. On Main Street Tuesday, Nov. 5, the average price for regular gasoline was $3.39 a gallon, a...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area drivers pay more for gas than Colorado average

Gasoline prices in Cortez have fallen sharply recently, but buyers are getting squeezed at the pumps. On Main Street Tuesday, Nov. 5, the average price for regular gasoline was $3.39 a gallon, a...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mystery of lost war medals is revealed

With tears streaming down her face, Ester Reed gently placed her fingers on a display case of military honors awarded to her long-lost love, Robert M. Williford. "Bob was the love of my life," she...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mystery of lost medals revealed

With tears streaming down her face, Ester Reed gently placed her fingers on a display case of military honors awarded to her long-lost love, Robert M. Williford. “Bob was the love of my life,” she...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mystery swells for decorated war hero lost at sea

Last fall, a hunter happened across a box of military honors, including a Purple Heart, sitting at the base of a tree in a wooded area outside of Mena, Ark. The medals were later turned over to a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Machete-wielding assailant pleads guilty to menacing

A man accused of terrorizing a neighborhood with a machete has pled guilty to three counts of menacing. Dressed in a black-and-white striped inmate uniform, Walter Marquez, 36, of Cortez pleaded...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leaner Mesa Verde reopens to visitors

Because of the recent government shutdown, the Baileys from Salt Lake City considered cancelling their family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park. A seven-hour drive from Utah to Cortez, Kathleen...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

A slightly leaner Mesa Verde reopens

Because of the recent government shutdown, the Baileys from Salt Lake City considered canceling their family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park. A seven-hour drive from Utah to Cortez, Kathleen...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News