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Weber Fire now in mop-up stage

Working with a target date of Thursday, July 5, for full containment, Weber Fire officials are in the mop-up stage of the 10,133-acre blaze.The fire was sparked around 4:15 p.m. on Friday, June, 22...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT ready to begin work

The U.S. 160/491 South Broadway Reconstruction Project beginning July 9 will bring in a lot of improvements once finished and a lot of community frustration while underway. Construction work...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bureau releases May-end status of local reservoirs

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently released the May-end status of local reservoirs Jackson Gulch and McPhee. Jackson Gulch reservoir live content stood at 8,278 acre-feet with a 9,948...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suthers evaluates future of health care law

DENVER — The Supreme Court's ruling last week on President Barack Obama's signature health care law won't be the last word on the subject, panelists at a business group's breakfast said Monday.The...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hot to the touch

Standing at the edge of the charred remains of a wooded area in Weber Canyon on Thursday morning, a fire crew shouts instructions down the line.“Ready,” shouts Squad Leader Cliffton Fierro.“Ready,”...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ruling won’t end political debate over health care

One of the most dramatic Supreme Court terms in recent years is over, but voters can expect candidates to relive it on the campaign trail this summer.Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, decried the high...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 wins $21M BEST grant approval

School district wins $21M grant; voter approval is next step

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

On the Trail Tipton goes on the offensive

Editor’s note: This is the Journal’s weekly roundup of campaign news.DENVER — After absorbing hits from his opponent for months, Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, went on the offensive this week,...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power outage impacted more than 3,000 in Cortez

A power outage on Wednesday evening hit a large portion of Cortez, according to a news release from Empire Electric.The power went off at approximately 11:35 p.m. and power was restored at 1:01...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Politics part of wildfire disasters

The buzz of firefighting airplanes this summer has served as a constant reminder that danger is close.The arrival Friday of another plane — Air Force One — could only mean that a catastrophe has...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

July 4 holiday refuse pick up will stay on schedule

The City of Cortez Refuse Crew will be working on Wednesday, July 4. Their regular routes will be run and trash will be picked up on Wednesday as usual. Residents should have their trash out no...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Online Poll Question

Last Week’s QuestionThis summer is way too …?61% Dry26% Hot8% Short3% Fun2% BoringThis Week’s Question: If you are ever evacuated, what is the first thing you would grab?To vote, go to...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News