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13 ticketed for trespassing in closed wildlife areas

The number of violations for people illegally entering closed wildlife areas was down in the past year, but so too were the number of law enforcement officers and, consequently, patrols to find...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Mexico man ends life in Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its investigation into the death of a man who apparently ended his life near Mancos in early May. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County Undersheriff Jim Kingery retires

Montezuma County Undersheriff Jim Kingery announced his retirement on Wednesday, after about 21 years in local law enforcement. Kingery started his career as a patrol officer with the Cortez Police...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police Blotter

Thursday, May 18 1:22 p.m. : A man was arrested in the 500 block of East First Street on a warrant for failure to comply on a local misdemeanor and on suspicion of violating a protection order. ...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Sheriff Blotter

Tuesday, May 9 5:24 p.m. : A woman reported a theft in the 16000 block of U.S. Highway 145. She said someone had stolen about $350 of flagstones she and her husband had planned to use for...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Investigation rules out homicide in Mancos woman’s death

The death of a Mancos woman whose body was found in Summit Lake on May 12 was likely an accident, according to investigators at the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. An autopsy was performed...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma sheriff reports increase in drug, theft crimes

Drug crimes are up and patrol stops are down in Montezuma County, and Sheriff Steve Nowlin says he doesn’t have the manpower to reverse either trend. Nowlin attributed the trends mainly to a...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police Blotter

Tuesday, May 2 2:58 p.m. : A man was arrested in the 700 block of Jordan Place on a warrant for failure to appear. 9:57 p.m. : A woman was issued a summons in City Park, 802 E. Main St., on...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Sheriff Blotter

Wednesday, May 3 5:08 p.m. : A man was served with a warrant at Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St. Thursday, May 4 6:28 a.m. : Deputies responded to a report of a break-in at...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Police Blotter

Wednesday, April 26 10:48 a.m. : A woman was arrested at Montezuma County Court, 601 N. Mildred Road, on a warrant for failure to appear. 4:47 p.m. : A woman was arrested at Montezuma County...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Ritthaler retiring after 28 years as Cortez band director

After this school year, longtime Montezuma-Cortez High School band director Rodney Ritthaler will retire. Fresh out of college, Ritthaler started as assistant band director at M-CHS 28 years ago....

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News