Elks offering food backpacks for vets

If you’re a disabled veteran and need food and basic supplies, the Cortez Elks Lodge is stepping up to help. Thanks to a $2,000 Beacon grant from the National Elks Foundation, the local lodge...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Canyons of the Ancients seeks 2015 artists

The Bureau of Land Management is encouraging artists to grab a camera, sketch pad, paints or any other artistic tool and prepare to capture the landscapes found at Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Court briefs

Sex offender gets jail in probation case David Buck, 38, of Cortez, was sentenced to 30 days in jail after admitting that he violated his probation. Initially charged with failing to register as a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gail in the Garden: The three Rs of gardening

September is the month that schools are back in session and moms breathe a sigh of relief that another summer is past. It’s also the month when the three Rs – reading, writing and ’rithmetic –...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

No better time to prepare your property for wildfires

By Rebecca Samulski Although the smoke in the air this summer has mostly been from distant fires, residents of southwest Colorado are urged to prepare their properties for wildfires that will...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Patients want drugs now, but at what risk?

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service As drugs and medical devices are developed, it’s understandable that the public, always in love with new technologies, want to use them. They also want...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Enjoy and preserve the month’s bounty

This is my favorite month, full of a variety of Palisade peaches, Olathe corn, Hatch chilies, Rocky Ford melons and berries, berries, berries. Last night was purely wonderful! My supper consisted...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez man claims ‘illegal sentence’ in child sex case

A Cortez man convicted of attempted child sex assault has argued that the court imposed an “illegal sentence.” In a four-page motion filed in June, public defender Amy R. Smith requested that...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baxstrom is charged with attempted murder

A Cortez man will face charges of attempted murder and assault in the alleged shooting of his common-law wife. At a hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 26, Garrett “Ty” Baxstrom, 38, was charged with one...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coalition calls for mining reforms after Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – A coalition of tribes, local governments and environmental groups Tuesday petitioned the federal government to change mining rules to prevent future contamination of drinking and...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Insufficient’ planning cited in EPA investigation of Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – An internal investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency into the Gold King Mine spill found that an “insufficient” analysis of water pressure led to the spill. Testing the water...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bush defends self in Colorado

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush at a town hall Tuesday in Englewood, Colo., defended a recent “anchor baby” remark that put him at odds with Asian Americans this week. “My record, not...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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