Cortez

City betting $1M on fiber lines

Adding the foundation for a new utility is risky, but city officials are betting the move will pay off in the long run as more consumers demand faster and more reliable Internet service. Last week,...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

An American dream

In the early ’80s, Victor Nunez was an economic refugee from Mexico working 120 hours a week as a dishwasher in Los Angeles. At 16, Nunez painfully left his single mother and three siblings behind...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge may rule in death case

A judge, rather than a jury, is likely to decide the outcome of a Cortez woman facing a second-degree murder charge. A two-week jury trial for Valerie Espinoza, 38, was set to start Dec. 1, but...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge allows ‘Make My Day’ defense

Police Tasered a 38-year-old man with mental health problems at least four times after he was placed in handcuffs on Valentine’s Day. Shane French, 38, faces four counts of felony assault, five...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City kills plan to grow pot at Industrial Center

The city of Cortez has opted not to allow commercial marijuana grows at the Industrial Park.After a 15-minute discussion at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14, the city council took no action...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Saddle up and ride

Attention desk jockeys with restless lunchtime biking plans: A new single track awaits your fat tires in Cortez. Instead of the mad rush to Phil’s World to escape the office for an hour, mountain...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton honored by state Farm Bureau

Standing in a field of alfalfa on the family's 600-acre ranch, Montezuma County matriarch Phyllis Snyder gathered her children and grandchildren next to a John Deere swather for a photo with Rep. ...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Tipton honored by state Farm Bureau

Standing in a field of alfalfa on the family’s 600-acre ranch, Montezuma County matriarch Phyllis Snyder gathered her children and grandchildren next to a John Deere swather for a photo with Rep. ...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motel owner: Notice hurt business

A local business owner says a mix-up about the whereabouts of a sexually violent predator has harmed his motel’s reputation and provided residents with a false sense of security.Last month, the...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

CREA’s subsidy totals $30K

The new director of the Cortez Retail Enhancement Association has vowed to streamline the organization’s local marketing efforts. There are some 100,000 potential retail customers within a 100-mile...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Charges added in sex case

Additional drug charges have been filed against a convicted sex offender previously indicted on multiple child sex offenses. Included in an amended grand jury indictment, three felony and one...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual predator to be released

The Cortez Police Department has announced the scheduled release of a sexually violent predator from prison next week. Police initially said that after being freed after a three-year sentence on...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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