Cortez

Man’s third attempt to overturn murder conviction fails

The Colorado Court of Appeals has not been swayed by a third attempt to invalidate a murder conviction from a Mancos man who shot and killed his ex-wife’s divorce attorney. On March 4, 2005, Aric...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Before changes, Kiva parents criticized school leadership for over a year

Emails obtained by The Journal show that parents complained about the leadership of the Children’s Kiva Montessori School for more than a year before the head of school and two board members...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Two girls may face charges after Cortez student is stabbed

A male Montezuma-Cortez High School student was stabbed in the leg in an assault on Friday near Walmart. Police say there are two juvenile female suspects. Cortez Police Lt. Andy Brock said Monday...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

A U.S. attorney has cleared the Montezuma County sheriff deputy who killed a man during a shootout in McElmo Canyon in February, but the deputy has been fired for violating department policy. Sgt....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Halloween events planned for Montezuma County

There are several options to celebrate Halloween in the area for adults and kids. On Oct. 26 at 6 p.m., there is a costume party at the Elks Lodge for adults 21 and over. There will be prizes for...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez finalizes permit for temporary winter homeless shelter

The Cortez homeless population will still be able to find refuge this winter while the Bridge Emergency Shelter builds a new permanent home, but there will be changes this season. The Cortez City...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Teen faces charge after collision on Main Street

Two vehicles were involved in a collision Friday evening at the intersection of East Main and State streets in Cortez. Police Lt. Andy Brock said a 16-year-old female driver of a red Honda CRV was...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez finance director: Halt construction on fiber project

Less than two months before the city of Cortez is expected to adopt a balanced 2019 budget, the proposed budget is running in the red, and the fiber-optic internet installation program is draining...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT explains upcoming transportation ballot initiatives

Colorado voters on Nov. 6 will determine the fate of two ballot initiatives that would provide different levels of funding for transportation projects throughout the state. Mike McVaugh, Region 5...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Staff shakeup, low test scores hit Kiva Montessori School

At 8:08 a.m. on Sept. 17, a person claiming to be a Children’s Kiva Montessori School staffer emailed CKMS board members an account of alleged mismanagement and neglect by a superior at the school....

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde acquires Rockefeller’s Native American art collection

A trove of Native American art kept locked in a Rockefeller family home in Seal Harbor, Maine, for nearly 100 years has found a new home at Mesa Verde National Park. The Estate of David Rockefeller...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kyra Allen, of Cortez, to compete in Miss Colorado Teen USA contest

The Journal Kyra Allen, of Cortez, will compete in the Miss Colorado Teen USA pageant Sunday in Greeley. Allen, a freshman studying equine science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins,...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

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