Cortez

Officer in sex case has criminal history

Editor's Note: District Attorney Will Furse filed a motion on Feb. 6, 2015, to “dismiss the case  (against Ryan Carter) without prejudice.” The court granted the request on Feb. 6. Click here for...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Convicted arsonist’s restitution in question

A 20-year-old arsonist could see a potential $1.7 million restitution order slashed by more than half. In a stipulated agreement between prosecutors and defense attorneys, James Alexander,...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Skyway: a Top 10 road trip

Need a road trip? One of America’s best is located here in Southwest Colorado. Earlier this month, Outside Magazine included the 236-mile San Juan Skyway in its Top 10 list for America’s best...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murder suspect ruled competent to stand trial

A Cortez woman who allegedly killed a man by stabbing him seven times has been ruled competent to stand trial. Wearing a yellow Montezuma County inmate uniform, Valerie Espinoza, 38, displayed...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer rates more than double for 10 percent of Cortez businesses

About 1 in 10 local businesses have seen their sewer rates increase by 100 percent or more this year, generating nearly $140,000 in added revenues for the Cortez Sanitation District. According to...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond is upheld in cop's sex case

Editor's Note: District Attorney Will Furse filed a motion on Feb. 6, 2015, to “dismiss the case  (against Ryan Carter) without prejudice.” The court granted the request on Feb. 6. Click here for...

DATE: July 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cop placed on leave

Editor's Note: District Attorney Will Furse filed a motion on Feb. 6, 2015, to “dismiss the case  (against Ryan Carter) without prejudice.” The court granted the request on Feb. 6. Click here for...

DATE: July 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez teen pleads guilty to murder

A Cortez teenager is likely to spend the next three decades behind bars after pleading guilty to second-degree murder on Friday. Charged with murder and attempted murder, Jeroen Begay, 19, faced...

DATE: July 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Cortez state’s ‘best adventure town’?

Estes Park or Granby? Denver or Ouray? Vail or Cortez? Just which is the state’s “best adventure town”? Elevation Outdoors wants to know. The online version of the Boulder-based magazine is...

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Making a difference

Alexcia Sharp is thankful that adults can prosecute child abusers, but she believes children can play a role in prevention. “I think, since it’s about us, we kids should be part of the solution,”...

DATE: July 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

The passionate pyrotechnic

Some 500 tubes loaded with pyrotechnics are set to explode over Cortez tonight. The fireworks show is slated for 9 p.m. Friday at Parque de Vida. The man behind the city’s annual Fourth of July...

DATE: July 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ancient Yucca quids: Chewed up, spit out, lost

Ancient quids are softer than a rock, and similar in touch to a dried sponge. The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society hosts a lecture tonight to examine ancient Yucca quids...

DATE: June 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News