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A DUI checkpoint screening conducted by the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend netted one DUI arrest.

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It appears there will be five Republican candidates vying for the chance to challenge Democratic incumbent U. S. Senator Michael Bennet.

This week, Denver judges issued rulings in separate cases that allowed hopefuls Jon Keyser and Ryan Frazier to make Colorado’s June 28th primary ballot. They will join Robert Blaha, Jack Graham, and Darryl Glenn. In Montezuma County, there are no local candidates running in the primary.


A Colorado Supreme Court decision has resulted in the suspension of energy-impact assistance grants – funds that are relied on by communities large and small throughout the state.

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The population of Cortez will swell by about 10 percent on June 21st.

That’s when the Bicycle Tour of Colorado is expected to bring 600 to 800 cyclists into the city.

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A 62-year-old Dove Creek man was killed Saturday afternoon in a crash involving  a truck driven by an Arizona man on Highway 491 about one mile west of Dove Creek.

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A young bear that had been snooping around homes and killing chickens northeast of Cortez was euthanized Friday by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The Journal reports the bear entered a dog kennel in Arriola and swiped at a homeowner who tried to pull the dogs out of the pen, causing a minor scratch. Wildlife officers then tracked and shot the animal. The Journal reports the bear had been visiting the same two or three homes in recent days and officers had tried unsuccessfully to trap it.

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The City of Cortez will likely sell the current City Hall at Ash and Main streets once the former Cortez Journal building is ready to be the new municipal headquarters.

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The role of women in the military is often misunderstood or viewed as secondary to the role of men. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Austin Cope talks with military veterans Darla Sanders and Nancy Nelligan about their experiences as women in the military and how the perception of women serving in the armed forces has changed over the past few years.

Cortez Graduates Finish With High Spirits

May 27, 2016
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The Panther Stadium bleachers overflowed with spectators as graduates from the Montezuma Cortez High School Class of 2016 filed into the stadium to the drumbeats of the the Red Sky Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Drummers.

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More than 9 pounds of processed marijuana and $20,000 in cash were reportedly found in the room of a 20-year-old Cortez man, Samuel Gordon, who was shot to death early Tuesday in La Plata County.