Community Calendar

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DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Cash, pot reported stolen in armed home invasion

Masked gunmen entered a Montezuma County home last week and stole cash, marijuana and electronics. Two suspects have been identified. “This is the county’s first home invasion connected directly to...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police blotter

Sunday, Dec. 20 2:03 p.m. Multiple cats and dogs left abandoned at a residence on the 30 block of W. Seventh Street after an eviction were transported to the Cortez Animal Shelter. Monday, Dec. 21...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: For the record

Ski Mesa Verde: National park has groomed trails, snowshoe rentals

Early winter snowfall has created good conditions for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Mesa Verde National Park. The park has a foot or more of snow on the ground and is grooming trails. The...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Cortez ranked No. 5 in state for low risk of home burglary

Cortez is listed as one of the safest communities in Colorado when analyzing the chances of falling victim to a household burglary. A consumer news and advocacy organization recently unveiled an...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS girls rally against Monte Vista, but fall short in OT

The Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers erased a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime against the Monte Vista Pirates on Saturday. Down by double digits with three minutes left, M-CHS...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

City to consider downtown outdoor dining, drinking

City officials are expected to review a draft ordinance on Tuesday night that would allow downtown businesses to offer outdoor dining and alcohol consumption. According to the proposed three-page...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City road crews battle icy streets, piles of snow

Sub-zero temperatures and ice have stymied city road crews as they continue cleanup efforts after an “extraordinary storm” dumped almost a foot of snow on the Cortez area since Thursday. “Be...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm may bring 10 inches of snow; Friday classes canceled

The Cortez area remains under a winter storm warning after “an extraordinary storm” caught forecasters off-guard and dumped about 10 inches of snow on the Cortez area by Friday morning. The snow...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feeding big game can be deadly

Feeding big game is illegal in Colorado, and it can be deadly for wildlife. “There’s no doubt that life’s tough for big game during the winter, but feeding these animals can make them sick and kill...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jacob Colcord graduates basic combat training

U.S. Army Pvt. Jacob E. Colcord has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.During the nine weeks of training, Colcord studied the Army mission, history, tradition and...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Milestones

Cortez man convicted in Friday the 13th knife fight

A 45-year-old Cortez man glanced at his attorney then shook his head after he was found guilty of first-degree assault late Wednesday. A jury of eight men and four women deliberated for about 90...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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