Cortez Journal

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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 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez stops displaying some marijuana ads

Since December, the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez has quietly stopped displaying new brochures that feature marijuana dispensary ads, departing from the state office’s policy of waiting for...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cortez police officer charged with misconduct

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

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Montezuma orchard project plants trees at CSU research station

The Colorado State University research station in Yellow Jacket is joining the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project’s efforts to bring apple production back to the region. More than 20 volunteers...

DATE: April 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Home businesses, internet demand increase in Montezuma, survey says

Early results from an unscientific survey by the Connect 4 Broadband Initiative indicate more Montezuma residents are working from home and there’s a greater demand for fast internet. The survey,...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Sheriff asks Dolores board to draft bullying policy

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is asking the Dolores school district to draft an anti-bullying policy before the next school year. Nowlin attended the board’s meeting on Thursday to ask them...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Memorial Hospital expansion moves ahead

The $32 million expansion of Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez is gaining ground, with a new emergency services station set to be completed this July. Once the entire project is done, which...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Woman dies when vehicle rolls into waterway on Colorado 145

A 50-year-old Telluride woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning crash in San Miguel County, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The single-vehicle crash...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New farmers face debt, weather woes with support from colleagues

This spring, elementary students Jayce Gray and Mikah Burris helped their parents build a high tunnel – a greenhouse with climate controls – on their family’s land south of Cortez. Evn and Kaliape...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Montezuma sheriff’s office searches for missing Cortez man

A 31-year-old Cortez resident remains missing after more than a week of searching by law enforcement. According to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, Erick Hurley was last seen March 17, at...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez’s Bridge shelter could get a new home

About two months after learning that their current location was up for sale, the leaders of the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez now have a plan for a new building. According to a news release...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez offers incentives to businesses that improve their look

The city of Cortez has announced a plan to compensate businesses that improve the look of their landscaping or storefront look this year. The Parks and Recreation Department has promised Cortez...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News