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FEMA funds approved for Weber Fire

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Waldo Fire in El Paso County and...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire impacts some Mancos mail service

The Weber fire has impacted delivery to approximately 19 homes out of Mancos. Because of evacuations and road closures, a number of deliveries will not be made until further notice. For residents...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez evacuee shelter closes

The American Red Cross Southwest Colorado Chapter closed its Weber Fire evacuee shelter today (Thursday) at 8 a.m. at the Cortez High School for the Weber Fire. A service delivery site is now open...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

July 4 activities

An advertising insert in today’s Journal promoting Fourth of July activities from around the area was printed prior to some July 4 firework celebrations. Currently, Dolores, Mancos and Rico have...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water Day 2012 presentations, speakers

Today is Water Day 2012, an educational opportunity to learn more about local water and water issues. The Dolores Water Conservancy District, Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company and the Cortez...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vendors sought for Montezuma County Fair

The 2012 Fair Board invites vendors to be a part of the upcoming Montezuma County Fair. The fair — with the theme of “Barn in the USA” — will be held from Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 4...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Visually Impaired support group begins monthly meetings

The Cortez Visually Impaired Persons support group will be starting up monthly meetings at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Meetings will take place on the third Monday of each month from...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ertel, Findley easily win GOP primary races

Montezuma County Republicans selected a pair of candidates for the 2012 general election Tuesday night for open seats on the county’s board of commissioners. Keenan Ertel and Dewayne Findley walked...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Presentation on South Broadway project today

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Lawson Construction will be hosting a public open house and presentation on June 28, which will be held at the Cortez Recreation Center. The project...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weber Fire 30 percent contained, firefighting personnel up to 512

The Weber Fire continued to burn overnight and is now at 9,155 acres but the latest report has the fire at 30 percent contained.The morning news release from Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP DA race too close to call

Right now, the difference is nine votes, and challenger Will Furse has the lead in the Republican race for district attorney in the 22nd Judicial District.Unofficial vote totals have Furse leading...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weber Fire containment up to 20 percent

Fire officials say the Weber Fire is now 20 percent contained as they prepare to send out crews to conduct burnout operations through the night. The acreage estimate remains at 8,930.A news release...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News