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

Convicted sex offender indicted

A convicted sex offender has been indicted on nine new felony counts of sexual assault on a child. The Montezuma County grand jury indicted Andrew Allmon, 55, of 600 N. State St. earlier this week,...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

At last, a good dose of rain

Tropical Storm Ivo stalled off the coast of the Baja Peninsula over the weekend, bringing some “nice local relief” in the form of rain to Cortez. “The storm brought a bunch of needed rain across...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eat, drink and be merry Food, wine, music fest on this weekend

The 11th Annual Mesa Verde Country Food, Wine & Art Festival will be uncorked this weekend in Cortez. On Friday, the festival features a gourmet experience during a winemaker’s dinner at Nero’s...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Cortez Sanitation District shelves rate study for now

Some Cortez Sanitation District customers could see their rates double, or even triple, when a new rate structure is adopted next year. CSD board chairman Dave Waters issued the warning of...

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

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