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City budget survives economy

A 2012 preliminary budget released this week indicates economic doldrums have slowed, but not stopped, improvements to the city of Cortez.“The first thing we want to be able to do in this economy...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Region in ‘good shape’ when it comes to water

Despite erratic precipitation over the year, most area water users were not left high and dry.They will likely have water again next year, according to officials with the Dolores Water Conservancy...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bureau releases Sept.-end status of local reservoirs

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released the September-end status of local reservoirs Jackson Gulch and McPhee.Jackson Gulch reservoir live content stood at 3,938 acre-feet with a 9,977 acre-feet...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

A ‘historic’ pact with Colorado

The Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office recently signed its first contract with Colorado’s historic preservation office, officials announced this week.Ed Nichols, state...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

New alternative for Boggy-Glade Travel Management Plan

After receiving additional public input, the Dolores Public Lands Office has developed a new Preferred Alternative and added new information on social and economic impacts to communities, a review...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elk roundup

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flying to the rescue

While the average American spent the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011, terror attacks going about life as usual or thinking about how American life has changed since, Air Force Maj. Parkin...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton prefers new redistricting plan

DENVER — Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, testified in court Monday that he prefers a new Congressional district drawn by Club 20, the Western Slope lobbying group, to ones drawn by Democrats or...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burns underway in San Juan National Forest

Dolores Public Lands Office fire and fuels crews will begin burning slash piles today in the San Juan National Forest within the Haycamp to Chicken Creek corridor. Today’s burning will be in the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accident victims were not wearing seat belts

A Montezuma-Cortez High School senior and Towaoc man were not wearing their seat belts when they died Monday night in a vehicle accident on U.S. 160 in the vicinity of the Four Corners National...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans wanted for Veterans Day section

The Cortez Journal will produce a Veterans Day section in November and we are looking for submissions.The section will feature both current and former military veterans. We need photographs and...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public invited to help build ceremonial hogan

You are invited to join Southwest Intertribal Voice this autumn at our Saturday work parties to construct a ceremonial hogan on the grounds of the former All Nations Medicine Lodge. The work...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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