Sheriff’s blotter

Thursday, Aug. 6 4:22 p.m. A man on the 17000 block of County Road 27 reported a trespasser inside a RV. The man reported a missing tablet valued at $300, iPod valued at $100 and wallet containing...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Noxious daisy

A wet spring and summer has given rise to hillsides covered with infestations of oxeye daisies, a noxious weed that smells like rotting flesh and dirty, old gym socks. “If we keep letting it go,...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

The New M-CHS: Students eat made-from-scratch meals from new kitchen

It used to be school cafeterias served up pre-prepared, processed foods, much of it stored in 10-pound cans lining the storage room. Not at the new Montezuma-Cortez High School. Students at M-CHS...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Pet of the Week

Courtesy photo This is an adult female Boston Terrier that was found in town, and the owner never came forward. She is an older girl and is still full of energy. She does look to have a cataract...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Pet of the Week

Elks offering food backpacks for vets

If you’re a disabled veteran and need food and basic supplies, the Cortez Elks Lodge is stepping up to help. Thanks to a $2,000 Beacon grant from the National Elks Foundation, the local lodge...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Canyons of the Ancients seeks 2015 artists

The Bureau of Land Management is encouraging artists to grab a camera, sketch pad, paints or any other artistic tool and prepare to capture the landscapes found at Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Court briefs

Sex offender gets jail in probation case David Buck, 38, of Cortez, was sentenced to 30 days in jail after admitting that he violated his probation. Initially charged with failing to register as a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gail in the Garden: The three Rs of gardening

September is the month that schools are back in session and moms breathe a sigh of relief that another summer is past. It’s also the month when the three Rs – reading, writing and ’rithmetic –...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

No better time to prepare your property for wildfires

By Rebecca Samulski Although the smoke in the air this summer has mostly been from distant fires, residents of southwest Colorado are urged to prepare their properties for wildfires that will...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Patients want drugs now, but at what risk?

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service As drugs and medical devices are developed, it’s understandable that the public, always in love with new technologies, want to use them. They also want...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Enjoy and preserve the month’s bounty

This is my favorite month, full of a variety of Palisade peaches, Olathe corn, Hatch chilies, Rocky Ford melons and berries, berries, berries. Last night was purely wonderful! My supper consisted...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez man claims ‘illegal sentence’ in child sex case

A Cortez man convicted of attempted child sex assault has argued that the court imposed an “illegal sentence.” In a four-page motion filed in June, public defender Amy R. Smith requested that...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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