CSU Extension apple 'U-Pick' is Sept. 19

For The Cortez Journal The Colorado State University Extension's annual apple "U-Pick" harvest is Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the CSU Southwestern Colorado Research Station, about 18...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

The elk of Mesa Verde

For The Cortez Journal Ranger Paul Morey will discuss the natural history of elk and their management within and around Mesa Verde on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at the Far View Lodge in Mesa Verde...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Faces in the Crowd: The Mountie

Do you have a Faces in the Crowd to submit to the Dolores Star? Please send it to news@cortezjournal.com. Be sure to include "Faces in the Crowd" in the email's subject line, a short description of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

80 Years Ago

$40,000 Set Aside for Building Dallas Road According to the Montrose press, $40,000 has been set aside for the completion of the Dallas divide road from Leonard to Placerville. Local Violators Get...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

40 Years Ago

Oil Well Drilled Near Groundhog An oil well being drilled near Groundhog Lake by Signal Drilling for Montcrief Oil Company out of Ft. Worth, Texas, was drilled to a depth of 6195 feet this week...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Dining among the dwellings

I ate rattlesnake at Mesa Verde. It sounds like a pitch for a Halloween horror show, but when I was offered a bite at the Metate Room in Mesa Verde's Far View Lodge, I was pretty sure I heard the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Community Calendar

Email announcements to news@cortezjournal.com and include "Community Calendar" in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Enjoy and preserve the month's bounty

This is my favorite month, full of a variety of Palisade peaches, Olathe corn, Hatch chilies, Rocky Ford melons and berries, berries, berries. Last night was purely wonderful! My supper consisted...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Gail in the Garden: The importance of trees in your life

When we moved to Colorado in 1998, one of the first things we planted was a blue spruce tree because we have always had one in the yard of every house we've owned. Then we planted a weeping cherry...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Center for Independence welcomes two coordinators

For The Cortez Journal Southwest Center for Independence welcomes two new Independent Living Coordinators to its Cortez office. SWCI helps people with disabilities who want to live well in their...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Civil Air Patrol joins exercise

On the final weekend of August, clear skies greeted members of Civil Air Patrol's Cortez Senior Squadron for honing their aerial search and rescue skills. The local squadron hosted a base in their...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Mrs. Colorado pageant seeks contestant from Montezuma County

For The Cortez Journal The Mrs. Colorado America Pageant is accepting applications from married women to represent Montezuma County as a state finalist on April 16 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living