Cortez

Competency hearing scheduled for suspect in stabbing death

A competency hearing was recently scheduled to determine if a Cortez woman is fit to stand trial for murder. District Court Judge Todd Plewe ordered the May 6 competency hearing during a status...

DATE: March 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health director pleads guilty in second DUI

Montezuma County Health Department director Lori Cooper pleaded guilty Thursday to a drunken-driving charge. According to prosecutors, she was convicted last year on a DUI charge in Payson, Ariz.,...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

BYU television filming reality show in Four Corners

The Emmy Award winning reality series “The Story Trek” plans to film a new episode across Southwest Colorado starting this week. BYUtv officials recently announced they plan to film an unplanned...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business owners oppose sewer fees

Protesting rate hikes, the owner of a local motel has threatened not to pay his latest sewer bill. James Parks, owner of the Cortez Knights Inn on South Broadway, told Cortez Sanitation District...

DATE: March 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

District judge puts CBI on notice

Local police were instructed to relay a judge’s concerns that the Colorado Bureau of Investigations needed to turn over evidence related to a murder case as soon as possible. “There is clearly a...

DATE: March 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brewmaster wins Cortez Idol contest

He sings in the shower. He sings in the car. He signs while making beer. Branden Miller, however, had never sung on stage until eight weeks ago after being encouraged to enter the Second Annual...

DATE: March 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Osprey awarded $164,000 job incentive

The Colorado Economic Development Commission recently approved a near $164,000 tax incentive for Osprey Packs. The job-growth package requires the Cortez-based company to hire more than three...

DATE: March 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

A third of restaurants fail city’s sanitation test

Three in 10 of the city’s restaurants have failed Cortez Sanitation District grease trap inspections this year. Due to a lack of resources, the last round of grease trap evaluations occurred more...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire guts 3 shops in Cortez

An early morning blaze in downtown Cortez on Sunday gutted three businesses in a historic building, closed a coffee shop and halted traffic on Main Street for hours. Emergency fire crews were...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Fire guts 3 shops in downtown Cortez

An early morning blaze in downtown Cortez on Sunday gutted three businesses and halted eastbound and westbound traffic on Main Street for hours. Emergency fire crews were dispatched to Stewart's...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Murder suspect claims insanity

A Cortez woman pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Monday for the Sept. 19 stabbing death 62-year-old Charles Chaves. Valerie Espinoza, 38, repeatedly smiled, frowned, scowled, sobbed and even...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire guts three shops on Main Street, Cortez

An early morning blaze in downtown Cortez on Sunday gutted three businesses and halted eastbound and westbound traffic on Main Street for hours. Emergency fire crews were dispatched to Stewart’s...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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