Trying to come together: A new group seeks to unify Cortez, but obstacles stand in the way
Even as a new effort is being launched to promote unity and respect in the local area, Montezuma County has garnered new publicity as a divisive and negative place.
By Gail Binkly
It’s theoretically possible, but officials say the chances are remote By Janneli F. Miller ©Four Corners Free Press “The river will break through above town and run down the highway and when it does my house is screwed.” “When … Continue reading
By Gail Binkly After 45 years in law enforcement, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is seeking four more years at the helm of the Sheriff’s Office. He was first elected in November 2014 and re-elected in 2018. If re-elected this … Continue reading
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