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Thursday Jan 28 | via Cortez Journal News
Drug Court funding dries up Comment?
Wednesday Jan 27 | via Cortez Journal News
Denver attorney has confirmed that a civil lawsuit is likely against the Cortez Police Department in connection to a 2014 Make My Day criminal trial. Comment?
Thursday Jan 21 | via Cortez Journal News
Filed by defense attorneys Richard Sims and Cameron Seacrist, a motion to reduce bond was granted by Montezuma County Court Judge JenniLynn Lawrence on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The $250,000 bond for their client, Garrett “Ty” Baxstrom, 38, was lowered to $100,000. Comment?
Jan 11, 2016 | via Cortez Journal News
2:10 p.m. A man was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest after police responded to a disturbance at the hospital. Comment?
Jan 10, 2016 | via Cortez Journal News
Cortez is listed as one of the safest communities in Colorado when analyzing the chances of falling victim to a household burglary.A consumer news and advocacy organization recently unveiled an interactive map revealing the safest and worst cities in America using 2014 FBI statistics. Comment?
Jan 6, 2016 | via Cortez Journal News
A jury of eight men and four women deliberated for about 90 minutes before reaching the verdict on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The defendant, Robert Espinoza, will be sentenced on Feb. 25. Immediately after Chief District Court Judge Doug Walker read the verdict, public defender Katie Whitney patted her client on the back and whispered in his ear. Comment?
Dec 31, 2015 | via Cortez Journal News
The alleged victim was hospitalized after suffering a collapsed lung. At a two-hour hearing last week, public defender Katie Whitney requested that Chief District Court Judge Doug Walker stay the trial, stating prosecutors violated a disclosure rule in regard to a two-page DNA report. Comment?
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