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Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is asking the county commissioners for a $280,000 budget increase, citing increasing crime and a heavier load on his staff.

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Defense attorneys for members of a polygamous sect argued Tuesday that laws specifying how food stamps can be distributed violate religious freedom.

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The City of Cortez is moving to repeal loitering ordinances that may be unconstitutional and to revise a measure on disturbing the peace.

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An 18-year-old student in Dolores died of a presumptive heroin overdose in mid-August, as reported by The Journal last week. Though toxicology reports are still ongoing for this case, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin told KSJD that this was one of five heroin-related deaths in Montezuma County this year, and that the problem is not getting any better.

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The Salt Lake Tribune reports the FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of fugitive Lyle Jeffs.