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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

Re-1 returns to 5-day school week

It's official. Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 schools will return to the five-day school week format beginning next fall.Tuesday night, Re-1 school board members Diane Fox, Beth Howell and Pete Montano...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde equals money, jobs for local economy

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 559,712 visitors in 2010 spent $41.3 million in Mesa Verde National Park and in communities near the park. That spending supported more than 575...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced for killing father commits suicide

A Cortez man accused of killing and dismembering his father was found dead Friday, local law enforcement confirmed Monday. His death has been ruled a suicide.Jeremiah Raymond Berry, 24, was found...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez puffs on pot debate

With state and local moratoriums on new medical marijuana centers set to expire this summer, the issue is once again before the Cortez City Council. As state regulation and enforcement of the...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Casey at the bat

Casey McClellan may have waited until the last minute, but it paid off.He took 39 votes at the Republican Assembly on Feb. 24 at the Montezuma County Annex and was nominated from the floor to run...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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