CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) - Cortez Police Department employees and others on the city payroll are getting raises after a survey found they were earning less than the recommended minimum. The Cortez Journal reports (http://tinyurl.com/kbk9he5 ) that nearly half the city's 100 employees will get raises ranging from 1.25 to 5... more »
CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) - A school board in western Colorado has decided to allow the district superintendent and a principal to carry firearms onto school grounds. The Cortez Journal reports the seven-member board that oversees schools in Dolores County voted unanimously Wednesday to allow the principal at Dove Creek High... more »
CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) - Middle school students in Cortez are set to return to class Tuesday after a bat infestation forced officials to close school for part of last week. Students and teachers at Cortez Middle School were sent home Thursday while a company specializing in bat removal went to... more »
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a Smoke Health Advisory for Southwestern Colorado. This advisory will be valid from 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011 until 2 a.m. Sunday, June 5, 2011. Cities in this area include but are not limited to, Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Telluride,... more »
CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors have found no misconduct by a Cortez police officer and a Montezuma County sheriff's deputy who were involved in the shooting in March.
District Attorney Russell Wasley says no charges will be filed against Cortez officer Dallas Coker and Deputy Patrick Spencer.
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A 30-year-old man has died from injuries after he was caught in a rock slide while hiking in southwestern Colorado.
San Miguel County Coroner Robert Dempsey said John Arthur Merrill of Cortez was climbing El Diente Peak in the San Juan Mountains when he was injured. Another hiker saw... more »
Cortez officials are discussing whether to ask voters if they want to remove existing medical marijuana dispensaries and prohibit new ones from ever opening in the city.
City Councilor Betty Swank said this week she and her colleagues have talked about putting the question to voters in the November... more »