Chaplain for the Fire District

Cortez Fire District Chief Jeff Vandevoorde approached his colleagues with the idea of hiring a chaplain after recognizing the importance of the position.“My concern is for our members to have...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Living

A job far from home

Murphy Tuni looks warm and comfy after a hot shower. Watching TV in a T-shirt and gym shorts, he had finished off a big bowl of chili earlier in the dining room. After a long day of work at the...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Living

Senior Center Menu for February

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1 — Beef and peppers, brown rice, mixed vegetables, whole wheat roll, bread pudding.FRIDAY, FEB. 3 — Sloppy Joes, roasted potatoes, beets, sherbet.MONDAY, FEB. 6 — Porcupine...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Living

A special treatment

What do drugs, money, human teeth, diamond rings and a live turtle have in common?They've all been fished out of Cortez's sewer system.At the head works of the Cortez Sanitation District's sewer...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Living

Many ways exist to help homeless veterans

2011 is now history, as we look forward to an uncertain 2012 and whatever the future holds for each of us. Looking back, our armed forces are finished with the war in Iraq and only God knows what...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Living

It’s an Animal House Kris Muscari new owner of Dolores Animal Hospital

Veterinarian Kris Muscari started off the year with a new challenge: her very own veterinary hospital.Muscari started Monday as the new veterinarian at the Dolores Animal Hospital after purchasing...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Living

Passion in the crosshairs

Bob Luna loved to hunt and fish growing up in Northern California. The 59-year-old loved it so much, he has essentially done it his whole life, leisurely and professionally. “I just loved to hunt...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Living

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