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Man challenges feds with plans for pot brand

SEATTLE (AP) — For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

A window into small-town medicine

Studies show one in five Americans live in rural areas, but only one of every 10 graduating medical students ultimately ends up practicing in small towns. A group of those aspiring doctors,...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Birds of a feather

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search scaled down

The search for Mitchell Dale Stehling, 51, who mysteriously disappeared June 9 after telling his wife and parents he was going for a hike in Mesa Verde National Park, has been scaled back. The...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

CO2 tax dispute goes to state hearing

Montezuma County assessor Mark Vanderpool is in a Denver hearing room this week defending a property tax bill being contested by CO2 producer Kinder Morgan. The dispute, ongoing since 2008, is in...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Headed for cooler ground

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Little profit in local festivals

Tourism officials learned Thursday that two local festivals have lost money in recent years. Mesa Verde Country new executive director Heather Hughes informed board members at their monthly meeting...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County inmate dies in custody

An inmate at the Montezuma County Jail reportedly committed suicide while in custody last Thursday. Edward Grant Lyen, 61, was booked on a single count of sexual assault of a child Thursday, June...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘We Rock Dirt Riot’ set on Road G

The area’s motorhead tradition will get a boost July 5-6 at an off-road endurance challenge in McElmo Canyon. The “We Rock Dirt Riot” event will be held on Sheldon Zwicker’s property at 5740 and...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drawings, proposals sought for mural project

The Downtown Mural Community and the Cortez Cultural Center are requesting proposals from qualified artists to provide mural design and painting services for the development of a mural in the...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local poet wins Will Rogers medallion

Local poet Denny Bertrand is the kind of guy you would shoot the breeze with across a fence or between pickup trucks. But after you go around the horn and return to your mundane chores, Bertrand...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local blood drive planned

United Blood Services will be holding two blood drives in Montezuma County this month: Thursday, June 20 — First Methodist Church, 515 N. Park, Cortez, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 ­—...

DATE: June 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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