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Cortez woman pleads guilty in embezzlement-related case

Print this articleLisa Kay Balderrama Cortez pled guilty last week in Durango before U.S. Magistrate Judge David L. West to making false statements on a tax return, United States Attorney John Walsh and IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge … Continue reading

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Colorado man sentenced for illegal wildlife killings

Print this articleA hunting outfitter and guide who reportedly captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats so his clients could more easily hunt them has been sentenced to prison. Christopher W. Loncarich, 56, of Mack, Colo., was sentenced to 27 … Continue reading

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Public meetings held to review state water plan

Print this articleFaced with a looming water shortage in coming decades, Colorado is developing a statewide water plan. Public meetings are being held to roll it out. The Southwest Basin Roundtable invites the public to any of the four upcoming … Continue reading

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Nowlin, Lambert, Percell big winners

Print this articleRepublicans swept the field in Montezuma County races Tuesday, reflecting what appears to be a national trend, although GOP candidates are usually a good bet locally during any election cycle. In the sheriff’s race Steve Nowlin easily bested … Continue reading

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Arrest made in Subway robbery

Print this articleDurango Police detectives arrested 19-year-old Bayfield resident Jake Ryan Tallman for aggravated robbery on Sunday, Nov. 2, at about 3 p.m., according to a press release. Tallman, accompanied by his attorney John Baxter and his father Kenneth Tallman, … Continue reading

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Durango police seek armed robber

Print this articleOn October 29, at about 9:54 p.m. a male subject in his early 20 with red hair robbed the Subway at 1145 South Camino Del Rio at gunpoint, according to a press release from Durango police. The male … Continue reading

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County fires landfill manager

Print this articleBy Gail Binkly and David Long Saying they want to move in another direction, the Montezuma County commissioners fired their long-time landfill manager, Deb Barton, on Monday. The decision came following a discussion with Barton over issues such … Continue reading

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Kinder Morgan sues county over requirement

Print this articleBy David Long Carbon-dioxide giant Kinder Morgan is suing Montezuma County over what it alleges are illegal and unreasonable requirements in regard to its booming development northwest of Cortez. The Texas-based company, which is currently spending billions of … Continue reading

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Another rabid bat found at Grand Canyon

Print this article  A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies, according to a release from the park. Earlier this summer, two other bats were found that … Continue reading

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Lyman, four others charged in illegal ATV ride

Print this articleFive men, including San Juan County, Utah, Commissioner Phil Lyman, have been charged with misdemeanors for their participation in an illegal ATV ride through Recapture Canyon near Blanding on May 10. The others charged were Monte Jerome Wells, … Continue reading

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