Cortez

Allmon retrial underway

Six women and eight men were selected for jury duty last week in the retrial of a convicted sex offender. After a four-day voir dire process, a jury of 14 including two alternates will attempt to...

DATE: March 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power of the Press

The small but mighty journalism class at Montezuma-Cortez High School reaped the benefits of a year’s hard work after receiving 16 awards, including first place for best overall newspaper, at the...

DATE: March 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Grandmother Rhed Leonard wins Cortez Idol competition

Rhed Leonard, a grandmother, sang her way to the top, narrowly winning the third annual Cortez Idol crown on Wednesday. “I never thought I’d win,” she said moments after receiving a $1,000 check....

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Judge may be skirting law in local sex trial

Despite a legal opinion that a closed voir dire process is unconstitutional, more than half the potential jurors summoned in a sex assault case this week were questioned privately. During the noon...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strong rental demand reported

If you're having trouble finding affordable rental property in Montezuma County, you're not alone. Some area property managers say demand is outpacing availability as more residents are looking to...

DATE: March 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Strong demand for rentals reported

If you're having trouble finding affordable rental property in Montezuma County, you're not alone. Some area property managers say demand is outpacing availability as more residents are looking to...

DATE: March 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Allmon’s new trial starting

Another panel of jurors was convened this week as District Attorney Will Furse prosecutes Andrew Allmon, of Cortez, on charges of child molestation. The January trial of Allmon, 57, ended in a...

DATE: March 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Idol wraps up on Wednesday

Nearly 50 auditioned for the Third Annual Cortez Idol competition in January. On Wednesday, the top three contestants will vie for $1,000 in cash. Held at Blondie’s Trophy Room on Main Street, the...

DATE: March 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Internet outages expected in Cortez

Some in-town Internet customers will experience outages this month as work gets underway on fiber-optic internet cables tied into the Cortez Fiber Community Network. City of Cortez general service...

DATE: March 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

All in the family

In the three decades since video games became mainstream, new generations of gaming consoles and games have evolved. A new Cortez business is bridging the gap and bringing enthusiasts of all...

DATE: March 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Strong demand for rentals in Montezuma County

If you’re having trouble finding affordable rental property in Montezuma County, you’re not alone. Some area property managers say demand is outpacing availability as more residents are looking to...

DATE: March 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Crime lab backlog delays assault case

A reported LSD-fueled assault case was dropped this week after prosecutors announced a six-month backlog at the state crime lab. Citing additional investigation was needed; District Attorney Will...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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