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Civil rights magazine paints radical view of forest service protests

The debate over land management issues in Southwest Colorado has garnered national attention.An advance copy for an article scheduled for release in mid-June shows two writers from the Southern...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four vie for seat on Empire board

The Empire Electric Association’s deadline for votes in the 2011 board of directors election is rapidly approaching. Mail in ballots must be received by 5 p.m. May 28. Members who voted by mail may...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Values dip Residents see slight decline in county property assessments

The Montezuma County Assessor’s Office has completed real property valuations for 2011 and most homeowners will see a decrease in their property’s value.“The vast majority of homeowners received...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | 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: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fest takes flight

While you’re standing quietly in the early morning, your ear quickly tunes to the birdsong that surrounds you. Red-winged and yellow-headed blackbirds take flight over Denny Lake, filling the sky...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cyclist dies at Phil’s World

The death of a local mountain biker was ruled accidental after an apparent bicycle crash at the Phil’s World mountain bike area Monday.Montezuma County Coroner Charlie Rosenbaugh said 66-year-old...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Police Department attributes dogs death to possible lion attack

The death of a pet dog in north Cortez is being attributed to a possible mountain lion attack, according to a statement released by the Cortez Police Department.The attack reportedly occurred...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yazzie pleads not guilty

A Cortez man accused of attempting to shoot his grandmother pleaded not guilty to attempted murder at a 22nd Judicial Court hearing Tuesday. His case can go to trial now.Termain D. Yazzie, 20, had...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State warns of horse disease

The Montezuma County Fairgrounds will be closed to horses, horse activities and boarding through June 1 after a statewide outbreak of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy.“It is a completely...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former M-CHS student pleads not guilty to firearms possession

Former Montezuma-Cortez High School student Jacob Jeffery Owen pleaded not guilty Tuesday to firearms possession charges stemming from an incident in January when he and another teen were allegedly...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed Forces Day

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stockholders close gate on MVI

Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. stockholders voted down a proposal to lease their water for lower Dolores River conservation efforts after a turbulent meeting Saturday.Stockholders turned out in...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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