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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

Baxstrom is charged with attempted murder

A Cortez man will face charges of attempted murder and assault in the alleged shooting of his common-law wife. At a hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 26, Garrett “Ty” Baxstrom, 38, was charged with one...

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

Coalition calls for mining reforms after Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – A coalition of tribes, local governments and environmental groups Tuesday petitioned the federal government to change mining rules to prevent future contamination of drinking and...

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

‘Insufficient’ planning cited in EPA investigation of Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – An internal investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency into the Gold King Mine spill found that an “insufficient” analysis of water pressure led to the spill. Testing the water...

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

Bush defends self in Colorado

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush at a town hall Tuesday in Englewood, Colo., defended a recent “anchor baby” remark that put him at odds with Asian Americans this week. “My record, not...

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

Veterans battle over parade route

The smoke has evidently cleared after a battle erupted over the annual Veterans Day Parade in Cortez. The first shots were fired last November when several veterans opted to boycott the parade on...

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

Community Calendar

Email announcements to news@cortezjournal.com and include "Community Calendar" in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Hiker rescued near Stoner Mesa

An overdue hiker reported missing Aug. 18 was found safe Aug. 21 after an intensive search in the mountains in the Taylor Mesa area east of Stoner. Ron Nurnberg, 71, of Dolores, left his residence...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

New high school opens

Buses and cars dropped students off at the new Montezuma-Cortez High School without much fanfare on Wednesday, as assistant principal Chris Kelley and Ute Mountain Ute education counselor Alicia...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

New coaches lead M-CHS Panthers

The Montezuma-Cortez football team is under new direction. Dave Wagner was named the new head coach this summer and has been installing his system to prepare for the 2015 season. A San Diego...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Softball Preview M-CHS softball team has new coach, new players

The Montezuma-Cortez softball team enters the 2015 season with new personnel. Angelo Topaha takes over as head coach, after serving as an assistant for the previous two years. Assistant coach Jason...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

‘Bam, bam, bam, go’

Taking over a team that won its first playoff game since 1957 during last year’s 8-3 season, new Montezuma-Cortez head coach Dave Wagner plans to keep moving forward. Three of the Panthers’ 2014...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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