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Defendant in home invasion slaying pleads not guilty

One of the men accused of murder in a home invasion and fatal shooting of a Fort Lewis College student pleaded not guilty Friday. Kodi “Maz” E. Kuauhtli’s defense attorney, David Greenberg,...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Civil complaint seeks cleanup of M&M Truck Stop site

The Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety has a filed civil action in district court demanding cleanup at the former M&M Truck Stop. In a four-page complaint filed in April with the 22nd...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez man’s court fight over privacy fence delayed

Last week, municipal officials agreed to stay a trial stemming from a code enforcement violation issued to a South Madison Street property owner in June. Outside of City Hall, Joe James, the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez man convicted in Friday the 13th knife fight

A 45-year-old Cortez man glanced at his attorney then shook his head after he was found guilty of first-degree assault late Wednesday. A jury of eight men and four women deliberated for about 90...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Online fundraiser draws ire in Cortez

A $5,000 social media fundraiser for a woman charged with child abuse has drawn ire from multiple residents. “You know this is pathetic,” one woman posted on GoFundMe.com. “And so is she.” Launched...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Jurors expected to decide verdict in knife attack

A jury is expected to decide the fate of a Cortez man this week charged in connection to a Friday the 13th knife attack. The alleged victim was hospitalized after suffering a collapsed lung. At a...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

City quietly drops case against owner of Cortez pot shop

City officials have snubbed media queries to disclose why criminal charges filed against a Cortez ganjapreneur went up in smoke. In an exclusive interview last month, Garrett Smith, owner of The...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez retailer faces trial in pot case

By Tobie BakerThe JournalA jury trial has been set next month in Cortez Municipal Court after a local marijuana retailer pleaded not guilty to violating state laws.Garrett Smith, owner of The...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Menacing case ends in mistrial

A Cortez man on trial for menacing and weapons charges received an early birthday present last week after the court declared a mistrial. Moments after day three of the trial started on Wednesday,...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Dove Creek murder trial delayed

DOVE CREEK – Initially set to start in December, the jury trial for a man charged in the strangulation death of his lover has been postponed until next spring. At a motion’s hearing on Friday, Oct....

DATE: Oct. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Dispute mires Hampson case

The proceedings for post-conviction relief from a man serving a 25-year prison term for murder barely inched forward this week. Luther Hampson, 30, of Dolores, has filed a motion arguing that...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Verdict reached in sex assault

A Cortez man could end up in prison for the rest of his life after being found guilty of sexually assaulting his common law wife. After more than three hours of deliberations on Monday, Aug. 10, a...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news