Cortez

Cortez couple faces 8 years in prison for meth, heroin distribution

A married couple in their 60s are facing eight years in prison after both pleaded guilty Friday to two identical counts of distribution of meth and distribution of heroin. Co-defendants Sherri L....

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Food cooperative moves into new home in Cortez

The Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative has a new permanent home in Cortez, allowing it to expand its programming. The Mancos-based food cooperative is no longer solely operating out of a small...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Search teams, family looking for missing Towaoc man

Search teams and family members are looking for Arnold Dean House, a Towaoc man who has been missing since Dec. 24. House, 49, is often seen walking or hitchhiking along U.S. Highway 491 between...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State provides mental health funding to rural jails

Inmates with mental health disorders at Montezuma County Detention Center and La Plata County Detention Facility will receive more services and treatment starting this year with mental health...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI, Kansas request Colorado DA dismiss kidnapping charges

Local charges have been dismissed against a 47-year-old Kansas man who was found in a Cortez hotel on Jan. 24 with a 14-year-old girl who ran away from her Topeka home. He will be extradited and...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Questions loom regarding bandstand at Montezuma Park

There are plenty of questions regarding a potential bandstand at Montezuma Park, but Cortez City Council last week gave it the nod to move forward with rezoning. The Cortez Retail Enhancement...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal public land offices reopen in Dolores

On Monday, the Dolores Public Lands Office and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum reopened. Since Dec. 22, when the partial federal shutdown began, about 50 staff...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge finds probable cause in July aggravated robbery

After hearing conflicting stories, a Montezuma County judge ruled that the District Attorney’s Office established probable cause that a Cortez man committed aggravated robbery in July. The case was...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County’s hopes for solar power begin to dim

Three years ago, Montezuma County began an economic development campaign to attract large-scale solar farms. And while there has been progress, hurdles remain. In 2015, county commissioners rolled...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI assists in Cortez arrest of Kansas man on kidnapping charges

With assistance from the Topeka Police Department and an FBI special agent, Cortez Police Department on Thursday night arrested a Kansas man on charges of harboring a minor and second-degree...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Court orders Pueblo mental health facility to explain delay

Since McKale Dick was booked into Montezuma County Detention Center on April 17, 2018, he has allegedly assaulted detention officers on two occasions and jumped off the railing at the county jail,...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man faces DUI charge three weeks after car chase

A Towaoc man was arrested for a fifth DUI case on Jan. 16, less than three weeks after being arrested on suspicion of driving intoxicated during a car chase in Cortez. Daniel S. Lehi, 38, appeared...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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