Position: Cortez Journal

Cortez residents cozying up to new backyard chicken rule

CORTEZ – Cortez, like Durango, is about to embrace its backyard chickens.Currently, Cortez allows chickens to be housed if they are 150 feet from a residence, which the City Council was told is...

DATE: March 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County settles lawsuit over shooting of suspect

After months of negotiations, Montezuma County has settled the lawsuit that was filed against the sheriff’s office in the summer after the justified shooting of a suspect.Sheriff Dennis Spruell...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez to propose gateway beautification

Cortez soon could have beautified medians to greet visitors to the town.The Cortez City Council has given direction to the public works department to write a letter to the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll: Voters favor amendment to legalize marijuana in Colo.

The latest poll about a state amendment that would legalize small amounts of marijuana shows the measure winning by a 47 to 38 percent margin. Amendment 64, on the November ballot, would allow...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kidnapping suspect accepts plea agreement

A man initially arrested in Durango on July 6 on suspicion of kidnapping has accepted a plea agreement from prosecutors in the 22nd Judicial District.Lee Roy Cole, 51, was arrested July 6 in the...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News