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Water experts prepare for state population boom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If population projections for Colorado and the region are on target, water supplies could be a critical issue by mid-century, experts say.Montezuma County’s population is...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde bans open fires throughout park

The Journal Mesa Verde National Park has banned open fires throughout the park, including all the residences, Morefield Campground and the Chapin Mesa picnic area, because of the threat of...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zinke: Canyons of the Ancients isn’t on priority list

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is one of 27 monuments earmarked for review by Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, but his recent comments indicate it is not a priority for changes. During...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local swimmers strike gold in Durango

Streaking toward the wall in the 100-meter freestyle, Ryan Cutrone knew that the only thing standing between him and a subminute swim was a quality finish. Moments later, with stunning precision...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

YouthWorks volunteers to spend summer in Cortez

Middle and high school students from all over the country will experience Cortez for the first time this summer – by painting houses and clearing lawns. YouthWorks, a Christian volunteer...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Waterline, other construction plans on Cortez council agenda

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council will vote on regulations that could affect multiple upcoming construction projects. The public meeting will start with a workshop at 5:20 p.m. in the Mesa Verde...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Osprey Packs headquarters nears completion

After more than a year of planning and construction, the opening of the new Osprey Packs headquarters in Cortez is within sight, facilities manager Lisa Bunker said on Wednesday. Construction on...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

T-ball game turns violent at Cortez’s Parque de Vida

Police were called on Monday night to the baseball fields at Parque de Vida for a report of several adults who were fighting at a children’s T-ball game. One woman, Keesha MacAulay of Cortez, was...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boating below McPhee dam is wrapping up

McPhee Reservoir managers expect the rafting flows on the Lower Dolores River to end this week as the last of the mountain snowpack melts off.At noon June 21, flows below the dam were at 800 cubic...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conquistador Golf Course to get official guide

The city of Cortez plans to step up its promotion of Conquistador Golf Course. The city doesn’t advertise Conquistador much outside the Cortez area, and special events coordinator Jon Brooks hopes...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County declares mill fire an emergency disaster

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday approved a declaration of an economic disaster in the wake of the Western Excelsior fire on May 8. The fire that destroyed the Mancos mill caused the loss...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers market offers chance to buy a share of a dairy herd

By Wendy Watkins The Cortez Farmers Market is in full swing, offering its usual fabulous array of local foods, produce, crafts, meats, canned goods, baked goods, flowers, music and eclectica. Throw...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Parsnippet

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