Cortez

Fire guts 3 shops in downtown Cortez

An early morning blaze in downtown Cortez on Sunday gutted three businesses and halted eastbound and westbound traffic on Main Street for hours. Emergency fire crews were dispatched to Stewart's...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Murder suspect claims insanity

A Cortez woman pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Monday for the Sept. 19 stabbing death 62-year-old Charles Chaves. Valerie Espinoza, 38, repeatedly smiled, frowned, scowled, sobbed and even...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire guts three shops on Main Street, Cortez

An early morning blaze in downtown Cortez on Sunday gutted three businesses and halted eastbound and westbound traffic on Main Street for hours. Emergency fire crews were dispatched to Stewart’s...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marines honor man from Cortez

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan - A Cortez son, 22-year-old Pfc. Maurice Battle, has been honored as Marine of the Quarter. A food service specialist with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Battle...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Marines honor man from Cortez

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan - A Cortez son, 22-year-old Pfc. Maurice Battle, has been honored as Marine of the Quarter. A food service specialist with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Battle...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Marines honor man from Cortez

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – A Cortez son, 22-year-old Pfc. Maurice Battle, has been honored as Marine of the Quarter. A food service specialist with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Battle...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fan betting an arm (but not a leg) on Super Bowl

Andy Sanchez, Jr. predicts the Denver Broncos will defeat the Seattle Seahawks 42-28 in Super Bowl XLVIII. “The keys to the game for the Broncos is first downs, no penalties and score, score,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez may get 2 inches of snow

Cortez is predicted to receive 1 to 2 inches of total snowfall this weekend, but Southwest Colorado mountain passes could see 3 feet. According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected to...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Super Bowl puts Hemp Talks on hold

February’s Hemp Talks on the Western Slope meeting has been postponed because of Super Bowl XLVIII. Normally held on the first Sunday of the month, the Hemp Talks discussion scheduled for Feb. 2,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Looking into past to build a future

Residents can’t change the area’s geographic location, but they’ll continue to put pressure on natural resources. That was the consensus Friday among a handful of residents addressing the city’s...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Idol finalaists selected

The top 20 finalists have been named for the 2nd Annual Cortez Idol competition. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize. More than 50 area singers auditioned for the competition over a two-week...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

At age 40, Osprey continues to lead with innovations

In 1974, the Osprey was on the endangered species list. Mike Pfotenhauer recalled seeing it as a boy in the wilds of Wyoming. It was a unique bird. One he admired. "Most of my competitors have...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News