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Commissioners will consider land use, planning board

Montezuma County commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at 109 W. Main St., Room 306, Cortez.At 9:05 a.m., commissioners will hear the weekly road department report. At 10 a.m.,...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected dealers face charges

Seven area residents arrested in a countywide sting to net accused drug distributors have been formally charged.Six defendants were advised of their charges Tuesday by visiting Judge Mary...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest service reroutes travel

A new preferred alternative for the U.S. Forest Service’s Boggy-Glade Travel Management Plan has succeeded in mollifying forest users concerned with motorized game retrieval access while angering...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court hears officer shooting case

The rights of a Cortez Police Department officer to stop and search a suspect before shots broke out in an incident earlier this year were called into question by the defense in a hearing...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group OKs Chimney Rock bill

Legislation to elevate Chimney Rock to national monument status cleared a key hurdle Wednesday by gaining the approval of the National Parks, Forest and Public Lands Subcommittee.The bill,...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City council puts South Broadway traffic on agenda

The Cortez City Council will discuss a possible fee increase for the Cortez Recreation Center when it meets for its workshop meeting 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 210 E. Main St., Cortez.The...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Occupy Wall Street protest comes to Cortez

Although slow to catch on in Cortez, the Occupy Wall Street movement gained local momentum Friday when approximately 25 people gathered downtown to advocate for political and economic equality.“I’m...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters turn out for taxes

Montezuma County said a resounding “no” to new taxes for education Tuesday, and elected a few new school board candidates along the way.Every tax question on the 2011 ballot failed by a wide margin...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS bond fails

Buildings and elections aren’t as important as character and resiliency. That was the message at Southwest Open School on Wednesday morning.The student body gathered for the weekly governance...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Library Libations fundraiser will offer an elegant evening

The public is invited to enjoy an elegant evening of wine, appetizers and socializing with other library supporters at Cortez Library Libations. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday,...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper calls for cuts

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper turned in his first budget to the Legislature on Tuesday, calling for further cuts to education and another suspension of tax breaks for senior citizens.K-12 schools...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State sends Prop. 103 down in flames

DENVER — Proposition 103, a state senator’s improbable campaign to convince voters to raise taxes for education, failed Tuesday night by nearly a 2-to-1 margin.Backers conceded defeat an hour after...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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