Cortez

Female welders form instant bond

Welding is dangerous, requiring specialized shields and protective clothing to protect the eyes and skin. Nothing flammable can be worn, including fingernail polish, hair spray and body spray. For...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Living

Heart and Soul Project to share residents’ insights

Starting this week, insights from hundreds of residents about the future direction of Cortez will be shared with the community at large. The Heart and Soul Project of Cortez has worked diligently...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murder suspect appears in court

Wearing a drab khaki inmate jumpsuit, murder suspect Valerie Espinoza showed little emotion Wednesday as charges against her were read in open court. District Court Judge Todd Plewe informed...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

The art of the farm

Flying pigs, statuesque chickens, wall-size oil paintings and beginner chalk-works and drawings all have a similar theme at the latest Cortez Cultural Center exhibit – “Artists of Agri-culture.”...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

12-gauge, butcher knife used in separate killings

Prosecutors in the 22nd Judicial District have filed first-degree murder charges in separate homicides that occurred last week in Cortez. Court records reveal that Jeroen Begay, 19, of 236 S....

DATE: Sept. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police make arrests in separate homicides

Police have filed murder charges in separate homicides that occurred this week in Cortez, and two suspects are now in custody. Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane said Bureau of Indian Affair officials...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s not a wrap; film company cancels shoot

A $3 million independent film was slated to roll into town next month to shoot on location across Southwest Colorado, but not anymore. “We had an unexpected turn in our production, and will have to...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Living

Bond hearing postponed for convicted sex offender Allmon

It’s likely a convicted sex offender will remain behind bars for the foreseeable future after a bond hearing was continued earlier this week. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Chief District Court Judge Doug...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunman remains free after shootings

Law enforcement has yet to make an arrest after a 21-year-old was shot and killed the night of Sunday, Sept. 15, in Cortez. Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane said Natalie Hatch, 21, as a result of a...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

21-year-old fatally shot

A Towaoc woman was shot and killed Sunday night, Sept. 15, in Cortez, and another man was airlifted for a medical evacuation as a result of the same incident. Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane said...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez updates HAZMAT training

A methamphetamine lab, an outbreak of anthrax and a hazardous material spill are all possible scenarios locally. Time is of the essence when responding to a hazardous material incident. Acting...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downpours are welcome but won’t end the drought

With nearly three inches of rainfall recorded in Cortez last week, the city has exceeded average precipitation for the year. “We were way above normal for the month of August,” said local...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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