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Dolores man dies after shooting himself

The shooting death of a Dolores resident on Friday afternoon has been ruled a suicide, law enforcement officials said. Montezuma County Undersheriff Vern Knuckles said deputies responded about 4:30...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 16 hours 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Former Cortez officer pleads guilty to misconduct

Reuben Liska, a former patrol officer with the Cortez Police Department, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Montezuma County Court to a charge of first-degree official misconduct. Liska resigned from the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez police report rash of thefts from cars

For the past two weekends, Cortez police have received an unusually high number of reports on thefts from vehicles, according to public information officer Lt. Andy Brock. On July 15 and 16, about...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police Blotter

Wednesday, July 12 12:47 a.m. : Police responded to a report of criminal mischief at Manaugh Elementary School, 300 E. Fourth St. The outside of a window was broken, causing about $200 in damage....

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Police Blotter

Wednesday, June 28 11:19 a.m. : A man was arrested at Montezuma County Court, 601 N. Mildred Road, on a warrant for failure to appear on a local felony charge. 11:49 a.m. : A man was arrested in...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Man killed in shootout with Montezuma County deputies

A suspect involved in a shootout with two Montezuma County sheriff deputies was killed Tuesday evening at a residence west of Pleasant View, according to Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Tyrone Orvy Peabody,...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police Blotter

Saturday, June 10 6:12 p.m. : A man was cited for a dangerous dog violation in the 200 block of South Elm Street after a neighbor said his dog had bitten the neighbor’s dog. The neighbor did not...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Police Blotter

Thursday, May 25 9:18 a.m. : A man was arrested in City Park, 802 E. Main St., on a warrant for failure to appear on a La Plata County misdemeanor charge. 10:33 a.m. : A woman reported a bicycle...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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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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Cortez students dedicate project to Dale Claxton

This month marks 19 years since Cortez Police Officer Dale Claxton was killed in the line of duty, and Cortez Middle School eighth-graders decided to dedicate the school’s first Legacy Project to...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez police officer charged with misconduct

A former Cortez police officer faces charges of official misconduct, according to a Tuesday news release from 22nd Judicial District Attorney Will Furse.Reuben Liska, a patrol officer who had...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy faces criminal charges

A former Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy faces charges of official misconduct and theft after an investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The investigation concluded in late April,...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News