Cortez

Twitter interrupted

Before a noon recess on Tuesday, public defender Amy R. Smith asked the court to bar The Cortez Journal from using Twitter for live reports on courtroom proceedings. A Tweet is limited to 140 total...

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

Officer violates CPD stun gun policy

Testifying at an assault trial on Wednesday, a Cortez Police Department officer admitted under oath that he violated the city’s stun gun policy in the Valentine’s Day confrontation. On the witness...

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

D.A. alters trial tactic

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: Dec. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officer says suspect stabbed him

Patrolman Casey Eubanks testified this week that he suffered a half-inch long and a half-inch deep knife wound in the Valentine’s Day confrontation. “I felt a sharp burning on my left side,” he...

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

The French Trial: Trial may go second week

A weeklong trial started on Monday for a 38-year-old man accused of stabbing a Cortez police officer.Shane French is charged with four counts of assault, including several against peace officers,...

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

Lego Robotics teams going to regional contest in Durango

Lego Robotics. The term conjures visions of kids huddled over an elevated robot game table, holding their breath until they shout in triumph when their robot completes its mission.On Monday, Dec....

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

Jury selected in French trial

A weeklong trial started this week for 38-year-old Shane French, who is charged with stabbing a Cortez police officer on Valentine’s Day. The trial started with the jury voir dire process on...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jurors will get Make My Day case

A weeklong trial is set to start on Monday for a 38-year-old man charged in connection with the stabbing of a Cortez police officer on Valentine’s Day. Shane French, 38, faces four counts of...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds receive Thanksgiving meal

Freedom. Community. Family. Kindness. The food, with all the servers. A crowd gathered outside St. Barnabas Episcopal Church was thankful for all these on Thursday as priest Leigh Waggoner blessed...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge thanks volunteers for help with homeless

Bridge Emergency Shelter officials are thankful for a number of local students that took time this year to help people that are homeless. “The Bridge would like to acknowledge the many young...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Living

A taste of the West

It was just about 30 years ago when Danny Wilkin saw his first bison during an event for his high school vocational education class. And since then, he has wanted to raise them. “I’ve been dreaming...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Insane or not?

A woman accused of a Cortez a murder last year is seeking a not-guilty by reason of insanity defense. But two expert mental-health evaluations disagree on whether Valerie Espinoza, 38, was insane...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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