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Behind closed doors?

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper and senior legislators refused to pledge Friday that they will negotiate the state budget in full view of the public next year.Colorado’s sunshine law requires...

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

School accreditation reports released

The Colorado Department of Education recently released accreditation reports for the state’s school districts and individual schools and the results were a mixed bag for Montezuma-Cortez School...

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

Cortez selected for $100K grant

The Cortez community will be doing some soul searching and reaching out to various groups to shape the city’s future after being selected for a $100,000 Orton Family Foundation Heart and Soul...

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

Christmas lights on display

The list is coming together.Not only the one youngsters are compiling for Santa, but the Journal has a list of where to find special holiday lighting displays.A number of readers have sent in...

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

MVI lets water info flow

Financial disclosure and responsibility and system management were the major topics of discussion at a Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. meeting for stockholders on Monday at the Lewis-Arriola...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

County OKs budget

The Montezuma County commissioners approved a $35.8 million budget for 2012 at their regular meeting Monday, taking advantage of years of careful fiscal planning and steady revenues.The financial...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Tales From Once Upon a Time’

Don Kirk and Janet Cheney will offert free, live comic theater performances at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18, in Mary Blake Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 110 W. North St.,...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

County puts land use code amendments on agenda

Montezuma County commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at 109 W. Main St., Room 306, in Cortez.At 9:05 a.m., commissioners will hear the weekly road department report. At 9:45 a.m.,...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State scrambles for ed funds

DENVER — School advocates are defending the stunning victory they scored last week when a Denver judge ruled the state’s education funding system unconstitutional.The result could eventually boost...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Las Posadas’ brings Christmas story to life

Church re-enacts holy journey before Jesus’ birth

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM names Azhocar as associate manager

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Southwest District expanded the leadership team with the addition of Matt Azhocar, the new associate manager stationed at the San Juan Public Lands Center in...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murder trial gets postponed

The case of a Towaoc man accused of murder has been transferred to federal court in Denver, where his trial has been postponed until July 23, 2012.Clarence M. Lehi, 55, was scheduled to meet his...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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