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Marijuana businesses ask voters to tax pot

DENVER – Most businesses would never ask for a steep tax increase. But most businesspeople don’t sell a product that would have landed them in prison less than a year ago. A group of marijuana...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Complaint may hamper FLC alumni outreach

Although Fort Lewis College President Dene Kay Thomas was vindicated in the ethics complaint over her trip to Dubai, the case may have done lasting harm to the college’s new outreach efforts to...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual contact allegation dismissed against fired deputy

A former Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy has been cleared of any wrongdoing related to an accusation of inappropriately touching a suspect. The accusation was made by a 52-year-old Cortez woman,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 digs deep for funding, energy

With some creative budgeting, school officials are hopeful the new 152,000-square-foot high school in Cortez will include a geothermal mechanical system. “It’s a highly efficient, earth-friendly...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Guidance is available for launch of Obamacare

The controversial Affordable Care Act will affect residents of Montezuma and Dolores counties seeking health insurance policies beginning Oct. 1, and guidance is available locally. Two...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court unseals Cronk case file

A former lawman facing 17 counts of felony embezzlement placed classified newspaper ads to sell multiple firearms, three of which are directly connected to a public corruption investigation. The...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Sept. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

People are encouraged to submit announcements about upcoming events for the Community Calendar. Send announcements to news@cortezjournal.com. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downpours are welcome but won’t end the drought

With nearly three inches of rainfall recorded in Cortez last week, the city has exceeded average precipitation for the year. “We were way above normal for the month of August,” said local...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest ranger’s goal: Halt march of beetles

Dead or dying trees along U.S. Highway 550 north – rust-colored stains on an otherwise verdant landscape – are telling Matt Janowiak something he doesn’t want to hear – bark beetles are at work....

DATE: Sept. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deluxe tourism website planned

Mesa Verde Country, the region’s prominent visitor marketing service, has secured $60,000 in funding to revamp its web site, and the budget may reach up to $85,000 pending a grant application. On...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Uranium mill may be done in 2017

In October 2015, downstream the Dolores River into Montrose County, construction is expected to begin on the country’s first new uranium mill in 30 years. The Pinon Ridge Mill has cleared several...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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