Cortez

Trial for convicted sex offender underway

Public defenders representing a convicted sex offender on new child sex charges told jurors this week that their client was innocent. In a 15-minute opening statement on Monday, Jan. 12, public...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm hits Four Corners; Cortez classes mistakenly canceled

The National Weather Service forecast a chance of rain and snow before 8 p.m. Tuesday night, with a slight chance of snow between 8 p.m. and midnight and temperatures falling to about 20 degrees. ...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury picked from pool of 400 in sex case

Some 400 Montezuma County residents were summoned for jury duty last week. More than 100 were questioned privately in the judge’s chamber. Court officials explained that jurors who indicated they...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Papa Murphy’s quietly opens on Main Street

When Art Bonn and his business partner Rolly Jackson were looking for a new venture, the plan was to find something that was “Internet-proof.” Jackson owned the former RadioShack on Main Street, a...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Rain and snow mix expected this weekend

Rain and snow are in the forecast for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service forecast, but with daytime temperatures hovering in the low 40s, it’s unlikely anything will stick. ...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bike advocates propose expanding Phil’s World

The Kokopelli Bike Club has proposed a 13.6-mile trail expansion at Phil’s World, which has irked some neighbors. The proposal includes two new trailheads complete with parking spaces: one on...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Off-road shop preps for 2015 season

While most were making party plans to send off 2014 on New Year's Eve, Cortez off-road buggy maker Jimmy's 4x4 was buzzing with work. Competitive Ultra4 drivers affiliated with the shop, known...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Sports

Judge OKs live courtroom updates

Despite objections from the defense, the court granted the Journal’s request to send live courtroom updates via Twitter during the trial of a convicted sex offender. The Cortez Journal sought an...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local off-road shop preps for 2015 racing season

While most were making party plans to send off 2014 on New Year’s Eve, Cortez off-road buggy maker Jimmy’s 4x4 was buzzing with work. Competitive Ultra4 drivers affiliated with the shop, known...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Cortez Idol competition returns

Warm up those vocal cords. The third annual Blondie’s Trophy Room Cortez Idol Competition starts within weeks. Open to all ages, the 10-week karaoke-based competition kicks off at the Main Street...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury trial starts for convicted sex offender

Alleged to have molested an 8-year-old girl after drugging her father, a convicted sex offender is set to face a jury of his peers starting next week. About 400 Montezuma County residents are...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire Electric board will have 2 open seats

Member-owned electricity cooperative Empire Electric announced on Dec. 31 that two board of directors positions will be open for election in 2015 and nomination petitions will be accepted in March....

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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