Cortez

Delay upsets Paradise Village residents

Residents of the Paradise Village subdivision vented frustrations last week about delayed progress of the major water, sewer and roads overhaul of the neighborhood, and city officials pledged to...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Middle school counselor tapped as among best in state

Sincere. Effective. Outgoing. Positive. Respected. Those are accolades bestowed upon Cortez Middle School counselor Carrie Schneider-Lemay, a semifinalist for the 2015 School Counselor of the Year....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

State rejects county bid to lower ag-land tax

A significant agricultural land tax rebate approved by the Montezuma County commissioners in July has been denied by the Colorado Division of Property Taxation. “The ag values have to back to where...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Menacing case ends in mistrial

A Cortez man on trial for menacing and weapons charges received an early birthday present last week after the court declared a mistrial. Moments after day three of the trial started on Wednesday,...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde’s historic visitor center needs tenant

Mesa Verde National Park is struggling with what to do with the old Far View Visitor Center. The circular building with panoramic views was abandoned in 2013 in favor of a new visitor and research...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Crow Canyon reorganizes, lays off six staff

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has embarked on a reorganization that the center’s president, Deborah Gangloff, says will help streamline operations and emphasize revenue generation.Six...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Balloons for a cure

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fashion show raises $12,000 for charity

The 5th annual Pretty in Pink Fashion show raised $12,000 for the Women’s Cancer Coalition this year– $2,000 more than its initial goal of $10,000. “We had attendance of over 200 people. It was...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Homicide suspect requests bond reduction

Defense attorneys have requested that bond be reduced for a Utah woman accused of killing two people in a head-on collision. In custody on a $75,000 bond, Rowena Yanito, 33, of Bluff, Utah,...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former sheriff hopeful arrested

Once a candidate for Montezuma County sheriff, William “Bill” Conner faces allegations that he molested two underage relatives. Conner, 55, of Cortez, was arrested and jailed on Friday, Oct. 16. A...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Briefs

Grace’s Kitchen seeks donations for dinner Grace’s Kitchen is receiving donations for this year’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Turkeys and cash donations may be taken to 110 W. North St., at...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunflower to screen ‘Unbranded’

“It’s a film with a cause, but it’s also brimming with drama in the midst of jaw-dropping landscapes,” wrote Los Angeles Times critic Sheri Linden. Featuring stars with one-word names like...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment