Rain break

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

Is wild food calling?

A wet spring and early summer giving rise to acorns and berries could make for fewer bears heading for neighborhood trash cans this fall. So far, that seems to be the trend. "We haven't had too...

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

With evergreens, it's only natural shedding

Invasive beetle kill has reached La Plata County, but forest officials are reminding residents that the evergreen trees in Southwest Colorado with needles turning yellow and orange is a natural...

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

Briefs

Hisatsinom presents Australia rock art As part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society is pleased to present David Lee on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m....

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

Southern Utes say spill cost $200K Heart raises concern about Dolores

IGNACIO - The price tag for the Gold King Mine disaster has reached about $200,000 for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and additional expenditures are likely, according to Southern Ute Chairman...

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

Expect work delays on Colo. 145

Expect delays on Colorado 145 into November as crews improve the intersection at County Road P.Upgrades include left-turn lanes for traffic onto east and westbound County Road P. A southbound...

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

Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day

For The Cortez Journal You are encouraged to celebrate National Voter Registration Day by verifying that your voter registration is up-to-date. You can also celebrate by encouraging your family,...

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

Hisatsinom Chapter presents rock art from Australia

For the Cortez Journal As part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society is pleased to present David Lee on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Sunflower...

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

Guilty plea in Empire theft

Sentenced in April to 12 months in prison for filing a false federal tax return, a Cortez woman has since been charged with four counts of theft by local authorities. After receiving the federal...

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

Expert backs NCA for river

In a 14-page legal review, a prominent Colorado water attorney concludes that a proposed national conservation area on the Lower Dolores River is a good way to protect local water rights against...

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

Legislature restarts rain-barrel discussion

DENVER - A debate about allowing residents to collect precipitation in barrels may rain down on the Colorado Legislature again next year. A legislative committee Tuesday approved drafting a bill...

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

Injured hiker survives 3 nights in forest

Local hiker Ron Nurnberg survived three nights in the local mountains with a serious concussion."I wouldn't have made it another day due to dehydration, my injuries, and hypothermia," he told the...

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