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Big-hearted secret Santa

At first glance, he didn't look like Santa Claus. Standing near the customer service counter at City Market on Friday, dressed in faded blue jeans, a bright orange shirt and a black leather vest,...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Butler suffers health scare

When doctors asked Cortez City Council member Tom Butler if he had a fear of flying, he realized might be in trouble.The prognosis from those Durango doctors on the condition of his heart was not...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas plumage

THIS WOOD DUCK drake, an unusual visitor to the pond in City Park, is just one of many birds that will be listed during the annual Christmas Bird Count tomorrow. Birders will meet at the Cortez...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas in the system

An economic downturn may just be the best time for giving. The last few years have proven to be penny-pinching times, but that hasn't deterred the Cortez community from bringing Christmas to those...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landfill announces holiday closures, new disposal rules

Montezuma County Landfill will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25, Saturday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Limited disposal service will be available on Mondays, Dec. 24, and Dec. 31, from 8 a.m....

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recent storm puts dent in drought

The 10 inches of snow that fell in the past week has only made a small dent in the drought conditions in Southwest Colorado, according to a local weather forecaster.Meteorologist Jim Andrus...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez post office to close early on eve of holidays

The retail windows at the Cortez Post Office, and many post offices in Colorado, will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Those needing to mail items or purchase stamps at the retail...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Year's Eve Events & Services

Evensong meditative candlelight service on New Year's EveHow will we begin a new year? St. Barnabas Church offers a time of reflection and beauty on Monday, Dec. 31, at 5:30 p.m. to which everyone...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gearing up for winter

As the winter weather very slowly descends on Southwest Colorado it leaves more time to get geared up for the snow and the dropping temperatures. While many people have garages full of sports...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commodity distribution postponed

Today's U.S. Department of Agriculture commodity distribution scheduled for Cortez, Dolores and Mancos has been postponed.The next distribution date won't be scheduled until after the first of the...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas Church Events

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day SaintsThe community is invited to view an outdoor live nativity featuring real animals that is ongoing through Sunday, Dec. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. On...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family members of shooting victims converge on state Capitol

Group demands stronger gun lawsBy Joe HanelJournal Denver BureauDENVER -­ Family members of victims of the massacres in Aurora and Columbine High School came to the state Capitol on Friday to...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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