Cortez

Mystery of lost war medals is revealed

With tears streaming down her face, Ester Reed gently placed her fingers on a display case of military honors awarded to her long-lost love, Robert M. Williford. "Bob was the love of my life," she...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mystery of lost medals revealed

With tears streaming down her face, Ester Reed gently placed her fingers on a display case of military honors awarded to her long-lost love, Robert M. Williford. “Bob was the love of my life,” she...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mystery swells for decorated war hero lost at sea

Last fall, a hunter happened across a box of military honors, including a Purple Heart, sitting at the base of a tree in a wooded area outside of Mena, Ark. The medals were later turned over to a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Machete-wielding assailant pleads guilty to menacing

A man accused of terrorizing a neighborhood with a machete has pled guilty to three counts of menacing. Dressed in a black-and-white striped inmate uniform, Walter Marquez, 36, of Cortez pleaded...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leaner Mesa Verde reopens to visitors

Because of the recent government shutdown, the Baileys from Salt Lake City considered cancelling their family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park. A seven-hour drive from Utah to Cortez, Kathleen...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

A slightly leaner Mesa Verde reopens

Because of the recent government shutdown, the Baileys from Salt Lake City considered canceling their family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park. A seven-hour drive from Utah to Cortez, Kathleen...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Murder suspect granted $250,000 bond

A Cortez woman facing second-degree murder charges was given a $250,000 cash-only bond Monday, Oct. 21. District Attorney Will Furse requested a $500,000 cash-only bond at a bail hearing Monday...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

A leaner Mesa Verde reopens

Because of the recent government shutdown, the Baileys from Salt Lake City considered cancelling their family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park. A seven-hour drive from Utah to Cortez, Kathleen...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge leader eager to help Laurie Knutson sees a holistic approach for those in need

During a family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park as an 8-year-old, Laurie Knutson, was haunted by her imagination. Her visions included images of young Pueblo children falling from their...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez man charged with Family Dollar fire

A Cortez man with a troubled history with fire has been charged with three counts of arson in connection to the Family Dollar fire in May. Court records reveal James Linn Alexander, 20, of 13618...

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

Sanitation District mulls rate hike

It remains unknown how much sewer rates will increase next year in Cortez, but nationwide, average monthly sewer fees have increased by 15 percent since 2010. A biennial 2012 American Water Works...

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

Judge denies gag order for suspected shooter

Facing first-degree murder and attempted murder charges, a teenager’s right to a fair trial has not been prejudiced by media coverage. Public defender Zach Brown argued Monday, Oct. 7, before...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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