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Ears wide open

DENVER — Like a cowboy from an old-time matinee movie, Gov. John Hickenlooper likes to keep his ear to the ground.During last Thursday’s State of the State address, which was filled with Western...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Almost a frozen pup-sicle

Mogli, a 9-year-old black Pekinese-Shih Tzu mix, has had an interesting start to the new year.The residents of Sunshine Gardens are used to seeing him every day in the lobby with his owner, Camilla...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superintendent situation still unsettled

Still no word on who will be filling Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 superintendent’s seat on the interim basis left vacant when Stacy Houser resigned following a school board meeting last...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chamber celebration set for Jan. 28

One of the city’s most established traditions, the Cortez Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Awards Evening is taking on a new format this year.The chamber is hoping to widen the event’s appeal...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow! Finally!

Old man winter has finally decided to show up to Southwestern Colorado, and Montezuma County residents woke Monday morning to find snow blanketing the ground, their cars, sidewalks, and rooftops....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Findley targets a return to office

Former Montezuma County Commissioner Dewayne Findley hopes to return to the job.He announced his candidacy for the seat as District 3 representative Thursday at the Cortez Journal.“I felt like...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Two Spirits’ to be shown on Monday

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the widely acclaimed documentary film “Two Spirits” will be shown at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the Cortez Cultural Center.“Two Spirits” tells the true story...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Let the political scrambling begin

DENVER — It’s an even-numbered year, and that means politicians will be scrambling for money and votes, from the president down to the county commissioner.To help readers keep up on developments,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislators get busy quick

DENVER — Just a few days into the 2012 session, legislators already have plenty to keep them busy, thanks to dozens of bills introduced this week.Senate Bill 2 would create civil unions for gay and...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Love those books

Lucas Sanchez likes books about dinosaurs. After a few leaps into a bean bag, he settled down with a brand new book on prehistoric monsters and began reading.“Dinosaurs are sweet. Dinosaurs are...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sex crimes are a harsh reality

Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell pointed to a photo spread of a diverse and unremarkable group of people on the projector screen.“Tell me what these people all have in common?” He asked a...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Houser out as Re-1 superintendent

Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 Superintendent Stacy Houser has resigned from his duties with the school board, although no official statement has been released. When asked for a statement...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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