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Event helps with low-income health enrollment options

An estimated 100,000 children and tens of thousands adults have family incomes low enough to qualify for public health benefits. Many times families go without health insurance thinking they don’t...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Patriotic pole painter

“People look up to me” says Warren Hinrichs as he spirals around 30 feet off the ground, brushing metallic silver paint on the flag pole outside the Montezuma County Courthouse building.Every three...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez dives into fun with renovated aquatics complex

For many young participants, the most exciting part of the grand opening for the Cortez Municipal Aquatics Complex on Wednesday came after the ceremony was over. While local officials gathered at...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys mobile home near Cortez

Officials suspect porch lamp lit blaze at Lakeside

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Windstorm tears through Cortez

A microburst windstorm blasted through the Cortez area Wednesday afternoon, tearing roofs from buildings, snapping tree limbs and mangling power lines.Local weather monitor Jim Andrus estimated...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer Food Program helps children with health

The Pinon Project has a new collaboration with The Montezuma County Senior Center to implement a Summer Food Program for children ages 1 through 18.The program began June 13 and runs through Aug....

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

County banks on building

Montezuma County is moving forward with plans to create a second county annex building, freeing up much needed space for court expansion in the county courthouse.The county is seeking proposals...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde park restricts use of fires

Mesa Verde National Park has implemented fire restrictions throughout the park.The restrictions, effective today, are due to recent hot, dry, breezy weather that has resulted in extremely dry grass...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse fills up

DURANGO — It’s full — at long last.Lake Nighthorse, the centerpiece of the Animas-La Plata Project that was created by pumping water from the Animas River, reached capacity at 11 a.m. Wednesday.“We...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clubs and Organizations

To have your club meeting listed in Clubs and Organizations, call 565-8527 or send an e-mail to news@cortezjournal.com.4-H County Council4-H County Council meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

New computers

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State rejects Cortez school district's request for $39.2M grant to improve facilities

Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1’s application for a $39.2 million grant from the Colorado Department of Education’s Building Excellent Schools Today program was denied Wednesday afternoon at...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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