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Council looks at CDOT project, billing error

The Cortez City Council will receive an update on the Colorado Department of Transportation project to repave South Broadway when they meet for their workshop meeting scheduled for 6:15 p.m....

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas explosion rips through home

A Cortez woman was seriously injured when a natural gas explosion rocked her Cortez home Wednesday evening.Cortez Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said fire crews arrived at the 400...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton’s hydropower bill passes House

WASHINGTON — A bill that bypasses more regulations on existing Bureau of Reclamation water canals and pipes passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.The bill was sponsored U.S. Rep....

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girls With Goals see Senate

DENVER — Sometimes it takes a fifth-grader to see how things really work.Pagosa Springs Middle School student Emily Rockensock joined 34 other fifth-graders from around Colorado on the floor of the...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hollar dives into emergency job

Two weeks into his new role as Montezuma County emergency manager, Paul Hollar told the county commission on Monday that he is focusing on building communications.Hollar began overseeing the...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver accepts plea bargain in motorcycle-crash death

A California man pleaded no contest to a careless driving charge stemming a collision that caused the death of a Mancos motorcyclist last summer.Joonwon Choi, of Fullerton, Calif., entered into a...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two seats up for vote on Empire board

The deadline for Empire Electric Association director candidates to file nominating petitions for two open director seats is April 30.This year’s election will chose directors for District 4, where...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

12-week anger management class offered at CARS

Cortez Addictions Recovery Services (CARS) will offer a 12-week anger management class starting on Thursday, March 22. Classes are from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and meet once a week. CARS is located at...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tower needs booster, but whose tower is it?

In other emergency-related news, the problematic radio tower north of Dolores needs a new signal booster, but has no easement and the county has found no record of who actually owns it.“I just say...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community calendar

The Cortez Journal encourages people to submit announcements about upcoming events for the Community Calendar. Send announcements to news@cortezjournal.com. Items submitted at least two weeks in...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search & rescue training

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rope rescue saves dangling climber

A rescue effort ended successfully Tuesday after an equipment problem left a local climber dangling by rope approximately 75 feet above the ground. Dressed in a red helmet, green pants and a dark...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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