Drug addict headed to drug court

After apologizing to victims, a drug addict was told to prove he was sorry by changing his life. District Court Judge Todd Plewe addressed Roscoe Hampson, 27, of Cortez, during sentencing on...

DATE: March 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sex-assault victim, 10, requests prison time for convict Adcock

It took 10 words for a 10-year-old girl to express her feelings toward the man that sexually abused her last summer. “I want Dave to go to prison for 49 years.” A family friend of the victim read...

DATE: March 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paradise Village faces sewer work

The streets of the Paradise Village subdivision in Cortez are going to get worse before they get a whole lot better. Starting in June, the City of Cortez Public Works department and the Cortez...

DATE: March 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family of slain man expresses outrage at insanity ruling

Family members of a Cortez murder victim have criticized a court decision to commit the defendant to a state mental health facility.Charles Chavez, 62, was killed inside his home on S. Madison...

DATE: March 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman avoids jail, again

Weeks after being placed on probation for a court-fabricated drug charge, a 21-year-old woman admitted to stealing $245 to buy pain pills.Appearing before Chief District Court Judge Doug Walker on...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunshine Week: How Cortez stacked up

Open government is good government.That’s the motto for Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.Commemorated...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four injured in separate knife fights

Police say four men suffered stab wounds over the weekend in separate knife attacks. The first reported knife fight left two men injured after a card game was interrupted late Friday night. A...

DATE: March 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Allmon pleads guilty in sex case

A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty to lesser charges Tuesday, moments before an eyewitness was expected to testify against him. As the second day of testimony was about to start on Tuesday,...

DATE: March 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Allmon retrial underway

Six women and eight men were selected for jury duty last week in the retrial of a convicted sex offender. After a four-day voir dire process, a jury of 14 including two alternates will attempt to...

DATE: March 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power of the Press

The small but mighty journalism class at Montezuma-Cortez High School reaped the benefits of a year’s hard work after receiving 16 awards, including first place for best overall newspaper, at the...

DATE: March 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Grandmother Rhed Leonard wins Cortez Idol competition

Rhed Leonard, a grandmother, sang her way to the top, narrowly winning the third annual Cortez Idol crown on Wednesday. “I never thought I’d win,” she said moments after receiving a $1,000 check....

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Judge may be skirting law in local sex trial

Despite a legal opinion that a closed voir dire process is unconstitutional, more than half the potential jurors summoned in a sex assault case this week were questioned privately. During the noon...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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