Cortez

Navajos seek human rights evidence

Local law enforcement officials plan to attend a public meeting in Cortez this week aimed to solicit testimony from Navajos regarding police abuse in border towns. Representing law enforcement,...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Navajos seek human rights evidence

Local law enforcement officials plan to attend a public meeting in Cortez this week aimed to solicit testimony from Navajos regarding police abuse in border towns. Representing law enforcement,...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

School district selling Calkins Building

With little public discussion, school leaders voted unanimously this week to sell the historic Calkins Building to a Kansas City investment group for $275,000.“We negotiated up the price,” said...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wet weather coming, ending stretch of record highs

It’s shaping up to be a soggy weekend in Montezuma County, nothing like the sunny and record-setting warm weather last weekend.Unseasonably warm weather in Cortez on Sunday and Monday broke...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The art of seeing: A chat with local artist Jerry Cohoe about the creative process

Cortez artist Jerry Cohoe has created a name for himself in the art world by capturing the mood of the Southwest and vibrancy of the Navajo culture with the simplest of art mediums: pencil. His...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez OKs retail pot business

When it comes to recreational marijuana, Cortez residents can now buy local. The Cortez City Council Tuesday night approved the first marijuana retailer, the Herbal Alternative, to sell and...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

City’s first recreational pot shop opens

When it comes to recreational marijuana, Cortez residents can now buy local and legal. The Cortez City Council Tuesday night approved the first marijuana retailer, the Herbal Alternative, to sell...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Local prices slip at the pumps

For the first time in recent history, gasoline prices in Cortez have dropped below $2 per gallon. On Tuesday morning, the Giant Store on East Main was advertising regular gasoline at $1.99 per...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Family considers suing city in Make My Day case

A man cleared of stabbing a police officer, hasn’t decided whether to seek civil damages against the city of Cortez after a questionable Valentine’s Day arrest.At trial last month, a Cortez police...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Allmon faces retrial in sex case

A Cortez man faces a new trial on child molestation charges after jurors failed to reach a verdict earlier this month. For 10 hours last week, jurors weighed four days of testimony and evidence...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde Country hires director

Local tourism engine Mesa Verde Country Visitor Information Bureau has hired longtime Cortez resident Kelly Kirkpatrick as its new executive director. "I'm very excited," said Kirkpatrick. "I'm...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Hospital boards plan $12M wing

The Southwest Memorial Hospital building is turning 41 next year, and board members say it's showing its age. The remedy? A "21st century" inpatient wing, estimated to cost $12 million, that would...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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