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‘Water grab’ Tipton bashes USFS for plan to tie water rights to land

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and two witnesses at a water rights hearing Thursday bashed the U.S. Forest Service for what they characterized as the agency’s attempts to take away private...

DATE: April 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Building boomlet boosts economy

New businesses and new home construction are creating a mini-surge of development and revenues for area towns, prompting optimism about an economic recovery. City officials for Cortez, Dolores and...

DATE: April 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

School, government boards get tech savvy

Like wide-eyed kids on Christmas morning, the seven board members for Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 powered up brand new iPads earlier this month, complete with protective rubber cases....

DATE: April 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Bennet sponsors bill to treat growing beetle damage

WASHINGTON — Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has introduced a bill that would tackle insect and disease epidemics on National Forest lands nationwide. The National Forest Insect and Disease Treatment...

DATE: April 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heritage Center's Atkins wins national award

The Bureau of Land Management's Colorado State Director Helen Hankins has presented Victoria Atkins, lead interpretive specialist at the Anasazi Heritage Center, with the annual Eric Finstick...

DATE: April 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pet of the week

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City staff — lifesavers?

Employees to get CPR certified By Luke Groskopf Journal Staff Writer It’s an idyllic morning — sun’s out, soft breeze and birds are chirping. A perfect morning to take the dog for a walk, so you...

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repaving project along 491/160 commences

One major road project ends, another begins. Just as crews wrap up work on South Broadway, the Colorado Department of Transportation is launching another one — just a bit further south. At a cost...

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County clerks, secretary of state face off on election changes

DENVER – La Plata’s county clerk returned to the state Capitol this week to testify in favor of changing the way Colorado conducts its elections. On Saturday, a group with Republican ties blanketed...

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

9Health Fair at rec center Saturday

When it comes to health care, the word free is rarely used, but the exception is the 9Health Fair taking place this Saturday at the Cortez Recreation Center from 7 a.m. to noon. People attending...

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panther Prom

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kindergarten closer to home

In an effort to downsize crowded kindergarten classes, Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is shifting some of its Ute Mountain Ute students next year to a new full-day classroom in Towaoc. It...

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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