Cortez

Medicine Man reopens after 2013 shutdown

It’s been 525 days since the City of Cortez forced a local medical marijuana dispensary to close. It’s scheduled to reopen today. Because of numerous code violations, city officials shut down the...

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

2014 was good to ranchers despite fall of beef price

Cattle prices appear to be coming off of a record high in 2014, but that still doesn't put a damper on a profitable year for many Montezuma County ranchers. "It's been a great year for ranchers,"...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

12 Strays event raises $1,775; 39 pets adopted

Twenty-nine cats and 10 dogs have a new home thanks to the Cortez Animal Shelter’s 12 Strays of Christmas event. Jennifer Crouse, shelter director, said this year’s adoption drive and fundraiser...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Living

Mancos couple's mom celebrating 100th birthday

Birthdays for Cortez resident Virginia Henneman have often overshadowed by Christmas, but this year is different.Henneman turns 100 on Dec. 28, and her son Jerry and daughter in-law Maureen, of...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - Living

Murder trial delayed

A Cortez woman accused of fatally stabbing a man last year has waived her right to a speedy trial, again. Appearing via telephone, public defender Justin Bogan requested a continuance in the...

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

Former cop pleads not guilty in sexual assault

Editor's Note: District Attorney Will Furse filed a motion on Feb. 6, 2015, to “dismiss the case  (against Ryan Carter) without prejudice.” The court granted the request on Feb. 6. Click here for...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

2014 good to ranchers

Cattle prices appear to be coming off of a record high in 2014, but that still doesn’t put a damper on a profitable year for many Montezuma County ranchers. “It’s been a great year for ranchers,”...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez resident celebrating 100th birthday

For most of her life, birthdays for longtime Cortez resident Virginia Henneman have been overshadowed by the Christmas holiday, but this year’s celebration is cause for extra attention. Henneman...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Living

Program accepting applications for help with heating bill

As temperatures drop and energy bills rise, the state of Colorado is encouraging residents who struggle with home heating costs to apply for the Low-income Energy Assistance Program. LEAP is a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Empire worker pleads guilty

A former employee at the Empire Electric branch in Cortez has pleaded guilty in connection with embezzling about $280,000 from the utility company. Lisa Kay Balderrama, 50, of Cortez, pleaded...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Former Empire worker pleads guilty

A former employee at the Empire Electric branch in Cortez has pleaded guilty in connection with embezzling about $280,000 from the utility company. Lisa Kay Balderrama, 50, of Cortez, pleaded...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Man cleared in fracas with gun

A Cortez man accused of holding an ex-girlfriend at gunpoint while she attempted to retrieve her belongings has been found not guilty. Marshal Johnson, 56, of Cortez, had faced two counts of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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