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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

Lightning strikes home, damaging utilities

Flames reportedly shot out of a kitchen sink during the early morning Thursday, Oct. 10, after lightning struck a home on N. Washington Street. Cortez Fire Protection District Chief Jeff...

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

Bond reduced for offender

Despite a bond reduction earlier this week for a convicted sex offender, the defendant is expected to remain behind bars for the foreseeable future. After hearing lengthy arguments from both...

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

Woman’s murder charges to be reduced

Court officials expect first-degree murder charges against a Cortez woman to be reduced to second-degree murder. At a scheduled bond hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 9, District Court Judge Todd Plewe...

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

Female welders form 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. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - Living

Cortez Cash helps lift the local economy

The Cortez Retail Enhancement Association has helped add more than $150,000 to the local economy over the last year. Aiding the area’s economic engine, CREA’s primary focus is on promoting local...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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