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Annual birding festival lands in Cortez

The arrival of May means two things to Cortez birdwatchers. First, the birds are back, with hummingbirds stopping at feeders and new migrating birds spotted daily at Totten Lake and other local...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City agrees to settle feud

Cortez City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to enter an agreement for a developer lawsuit against the city and Public Works Director Jack Nickerson.“The court found that plaintiffs did not have...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidate carries gun to council; officials see no threat

A candidate for Cortez City Council was asked to remove a firearm from his person before the council meeting Tuesday evening.Police officers asked Justin Dodson to remove a handgun he was carrying...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge orders S. Korean man to pay for deadly wreck here

A South Korean man who previously pleaded guilty to careless driving was ordered to pay restitution to victims at a court hearing Tuesday.Montezuma County Judge JenniLynn Lawrence ordered...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workers raise health concerns over mold at Brubaker Place

A plumber of 32 years, Raymond Harris began work as a subcontractor on the $8.6 million Brubaker Place affordable housing project in October of last year.He said he began to notice mold growing in...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends of Cortez Farmers Market looks for volunteers

The Friends of the Cortez Farmers Market is looking for a few more “friends” to volunteer their time once a month to help out at the market on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. until noon, June through...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cattle guards to be installed on Dolores-Norwood Road

The U.S. Forest Service has contracted the work to install two cattle guards on the Dolores-Norwood Road (Forest Road 526) at mileposts 6.1 and 17.0.The construction/installation of the cattle...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Farmers Market has booth nonprofits can use

The Cortez Farmers Market has a booth that local nonprofits can use any Saturday from June through October, due to help from Farmers Telephone.Nonprofits can conduct a fundraiser or just get the...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Butterfly Lady’ will lecture

Butterfly researcher, author, and educator Maraleen Manos-Jones, also known as “The Butterfly Lady,” will present, “On a Wing: Flight of the Monarch” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Dolores...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez recall voting begins

Absentee and early voting in the Cortez municipal recall election began Monday, after two political mailings were sent out over the weekend.One mailing, reportedly paid for by pro-recall...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kemper kids get poetry published

Eight students from Kemper Elementary School have earned literary attention with the selection of their poems for publication in the Young American Poetry Digest.The students are all part of Rachel...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recycler makes pitch

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners considered the possibility of a privately-owned recycling facility at Monday’s board meeting.Pat Tierney, an entrepreneur from Castle Rock, Colo.,...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News