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Cortez Cultural Center will cut operations

Print this article The Cortez Cultural Center is planning to scale back its operations and to sell its building and plaza at 25 N. Market in downtown Cortez. The following letter from Lee Bergman, president of the Cortez Cultural Center Board … Continue reading

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Deluge continues across Four Corners

Print this articleDon’t get blasé about the rain, because there remains a possibility of flash floods through Friday evening in portions of Colorado and southeast Utah, including the Four Corners area, Upper Dolores River, San Juan River Basin, Southwest San … Continue reading

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Beware flash floods, hail, lightning!

Print this articleIt may be time to start building that ark, folks. A flash-flood watch remains in effect through this evening, Saturday, June 6, for portions of western Colorado and southeast Utah, including the Four Corners/upper Dolores River, Animas River, … Continue reading

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Free Press wins 9 awards, 6 firsts

Print this articleThe Four Corners Free Press received nine awards, six of them first-place, in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies regional competition for work done in 2014. The awards were announced May 15 in Denver. The … Continue reading

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Cortez woman sentenced in tax-fraud case

Print this articleA Cortez woman who embezzled funds from Empire Electric has been sentenced to 12 months in federal prison. Lisa Kay Balderrama, 50, was sentenced earlier this week by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger to serve … Continue reading

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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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