House committee, Rep. Tipton address price of gas at hearing

WASHINGTON — While a solution to rising gasoline prices is no nearer than before, a committee heard testimony about how the high prices will affect tourism this summer.The House Committee on...

DATE: March 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unemployed getting some high-tech help

The Colorado Workforce Center in Cortez is going high-tech.Thanks to a pilot program from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, job seekers can now access the center from libraries in...

DATE: March 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday 3:37 a.m. A prowler was at someone’s front door trying to get inside in the 1300 block of Avenida del Sol.Monday 12:16 p.m. A woman’s storage was broken into at Bodo...

DATE: March 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murder case shifted

A Dolores murder case has been postponed for two months.Originally scheduled for Monday, the preliminary hearing for Luther Hampson was moved to May 29 after the defense requested more time to...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

A trickle from McPhee for fickle fish

Reservoir water release to help native species

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protecting the gem

Mesa Verde is slowly eroding — one centimeter at a time.The sandstone canyons carved out of the huge mesa Southeast of Cortez hold some of the most impressive archaeological discoveries in the...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

State negotiating behind closed doors

DENVER — The lawmakers who are writing the state’s $20 billion budget have been retreating behind closed doors to negotiate their toughest decisions, despite a state law that requires public...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Municipal ballots due soon

Early/absentee ballots in the 2012 Cortez Municipal Election are due 5 p.m. Friday at the clerk’s office in City Hall, 210 E. Main Street in Cortez.Polling for the regular election will take place...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 superintendent finalists picked

It’s down to the final four.After a prolonged process, Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 has narrowed its search for superintendent from 18 candidates to four. According to a written statement...

DATE: March 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioners slate sheriff’s emergency fire fund

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners will hold its weekly meeting Monday, March 26, at 109 W. Main, room 306, at 9 a.m.Agenda items includes the weekly road department report, social...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

City council will consider medical marijuana shop fees

The Cortez City Council will receive a presentation from auditors regarding the sanitation district billing error when it meets for its workshop meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 210 East Main...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Romney: Fire Ken Salazar

Editor’s note: This is the Journals’s weekly roundup of campaign news.By Joe HanelJournal Denver BureauDENVER — Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney took aim at a top Colorado figure...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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