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Football: Dove Creek defeated Abundant Life Academy (Kanab, Utah) at home Friday, 41-12. Dolores lost Saturday at Del Norte, 45-20. Mancos won Saturday at Plateau Valley, 46-28.Volleyball:...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

A bushel a day

YELLOW JACKET — By the time Tom Hooten opened the gate of the Southwestern Colorado Research Center orchard on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 24, about 300 apple pickers were already armed and...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Reapportionment map is all about politics

I look forward to showing off Southwest Colorado to the Capital Development Committee during our last tour for the interim beginning in Denver beginning on Oct. 11 and concluding on the 12th and...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

Herman Cain terrifies the political elite

Dear Editor:You can smell the fear Herman Cain brings forth from the elite in both parties. This man is coming on strong and the politicians are absolutely terrified. They’ve started their mantra...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Go big on federal deficit reduction

Two interim committees have kept me headed to Denver pretty frequently, but another extra assignment I have is the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Federal Deficit Reduction Task...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | COLUMN: Life in the Legislature


In a participatory democracy, participation is, by definition, a good thing. Government should do nothing to hinder eligible voters from casting their ballots.But Coloradans who have not voted...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Denver U. panel studies impacts of government

DENVER — What you’re doing isn’t working, an influential University of Denver panel told state government leaders Monday.Legislators tend to listen closely to advice from DU think tanks, even if...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police report details shots

The Cortez Police Department released details Monday regarding an investigation of an officer-involved shooting Sept. 13 outside Wendy’s restaurant.In the incident, police Sgt. Larry Henson fired a...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dumbest thing I ever did

“I shouldn’t be here. I shouldn’t be here. I shouldn’t be here.”That’s the refrain that kept running through my head, standing in the middle of 150 acres of burning forest. Everything became clear....

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Orange Flames light up lanes

A total of 25 athletes graced Lakeside Lanes bowling alley Saturday morning for the annual Cortez Special Olympics regional bowling tournament.The Cortez Orange Flames had 19 bowlers, while Durango...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Panthers served at home

The Montezuma-Cortez High School boys tennis team concluded the regular-season at home Friday and Saturday when the Panthers welcomed Region 8 foes Fruita Monument and Montrose to the Jim...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

court news

MONDAY, SEPT. 26Ÿ Jason R. Elledge, 31, of Cortez, pleaded guilty to one count of harassment-strike/shove/kick. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with four days credit for time served, to report...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: For the record

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