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Driver’s license office to relocate next week

The local state driver’s license office is moving Thursday, Oct. 25.The office will be closed that day so workers can relocate office equipment and furniture to the new location at 2010 E. Main....

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grave diggers get jail time

DURANGO — Two Southwest Colorado residents received short jail sentences Thursday for disturbing a burial site while hiking with a seniors’ group last year in Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taste of Home

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmer, rancher program info offered

An informational meeting for farmers and ranchers about federal government programs is coming up at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Cortez Conference Center. The meeting will be jointly conducted...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big money pouring into campaigns

Editor’s note: This is the Cortez Journal’s weekly roundup of campaign news.Big money on both sides is now flowing into the 3rd Congressional District race.A week after the conservative group...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pace targets Tipton on wildfire funding

Democrat Sal Pace is criticizing incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, for votes on wildfire funding.“Scott Tipton voted seven times to cut fire fighting to pay for a tax cut for millionaires...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bureau releases September-end status of local reservoirs

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently released the September-end status of local reservoirs Jackson Gulch and McPhee. Jackson Gulch reservoir live content stood at 1,506 acrefeet with a 9,948...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial Hospital celebrates Food Day

Southwest Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free nutrition event to celebrate Food Day on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the cafeteria of SWMH. They will have tables set up for...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hydrofracking study invites public participation

The public is welcomed and encouraged to participate in the League of Women Voters study of Hydrofracking in Colorado in Cortez. Check for meeting dates and time below. Pizza and nachos will be...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early voting starts Oct. 22

Montezuma County voters who want to vote early in person can do so from Tuesday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Nov. 2 at the Montezuma County Annex, 103 N. Chestnut St. County Clerk Carol Tullis noted...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas tree to arrive Nov. 9

The Cortez area will be receiving an early Christmas present this year.Residents will have the rare opportunity to see the Capitol Christmas tree during it’s tour across the nation to Washington...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Webinar on van pools scheduled

A webinar providing commuters and employers information about van pools and vehicle sharing is scheduled Monday, Oct. 22. It is open to persons across the multi-state Four Corners region, and is...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News