Cortez

Bridge leader eager to help Laurie Knutson sees a holistic approach for those in need

During a family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park as an 8-year-old, Laurie Knutson, was haunted by her imagination. Her visions included images of young Pueblo children falling from their...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez man charged with Family Dollar fire

A Cortez man with a troubled history with fire has been charged with three counts of arson in connection to the Family Dollar fire in May. Court records reveal James Linn Alexander, 20, of 13618...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanitation District mulls rate hike

It remains unknown how much sewer rates will increase next year in Cortez, but nationwide, average monthly sewer fees have increased by 15 percent since 2010. A biennial 2012 American Water Works...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge denies gag order for suspected shooter

Facing first-degree murder and attempted murder charges, a teenager’s right to a fair trial has not been prejudiced by media coverage. Public defender Zach Brown argued Monday, Oct. 7, before...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning strikes home, damaging utilities

Flames reportedly shot out of a kitchen sink during the early morning Thursday, Oct. 10, after lightning struck a home on N. Washington Street. Cortez Fire Protection District Chief Jeff...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond reduced for offender

Despite a bond reduction earlier this week for a convicted sex offender, the defendant is expected to remain behind bars for the foreseeable future. After hearing lengthy arguments from both...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman’s murder charges to be reduced

Court officials expect first-degree murder charges against a Cortez woman to be reduced to second-degree murder. At a scheduled bond hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 9, District Court Judge Todd Plewe...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Female welders form bond

Welding is dangerous, requiring specialized shields and protective clothing to protect the eyes and skin. Nothing flammable can be worn, including fingernail polish, hair spray and body spray. For...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - Living

Cortez Cash helps lift the local economy

The Cortez Retail Enhancement Association has helped add more than $150,000 to the local economy over the last year. Aiding the area’s economic engine, CREA’s primary focus is on promoting local...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Female welders form instant bond

Welding is dangerous, requiring specialized shields and protective clothing to protect the eyes and skin. Nothing flammable can be worn, including fingernail polish, hair spray and body spray. For...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Living

Heart and Soul Project to share residents’ insights

Starting this week, insights from hundreds of residents about the future direction of Cortez will be shared with the community at large. The Heart and Soul Project of Cortez has worked diligently...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murder suspect appears in court

Wearing a drab khaki inmate jumpsuit, murder suspect Valerie Espinoza showed little emotion Wednesday as charges against her were read in open court. District Court Judge Todd Plewe informed...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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