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Cheers filled Panther Stadium on Thursday night as the Montezuma-Cortez High School Class of 2011 began the slow walk around the track and into their future.Steady winds whipped at tassels and...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation, Cortez agree on better relations

Officials from the city of Cortez and Navajo Nation signed a memorandum of agreement Tuesday to improve relations between the people of their respective communities.“There’s so much in life that’s...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Triplets top M-CHS class

When triplets Cody, Eric and James Sprague were young, their parents stressed the importance of education. Thursday, the trio demonstrated they learned the lesson well as all three were named...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aren’t you glad your mother was pro-life?

Dear Editor:You hear a lot about pro-choice, but when we talk about choice, what kind of choice are we talking about? Are we talking about choosing where we want to live, or what we want to eat? In...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wild Lands Policy needed

As member of the outdoor industry, we would like to voice our support for the Wild Lands Policy and creating new wilderness. At Osprey Packs, we have made backpacks and daypacks since 1974. Our...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Heedless choices California prisons case shows some results

The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that the state of California’s must dramatically reduce overcrowding in its prison system. The 5-4 decision was immediately decried by those concerned...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Nothing is more important

Nothing is more important to our country than building an educated workforce. While we need to cut the budget, we must remember that only taxpayers pay taxes, and without people working and paying...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Community Calendar

The Cortez Journal encourages people to submit announcements about upcoming events for the Community Calendar. Send announcements to Items submitted at least two weeks in...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Triathlon bursts into year 2

Cortez will celebrate this Fourth of July as a day of healthy living in addition to our nation’s independence with the second annual Cortez Burst Triathlon.People ages 6 to 60-and-older can...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bikes, camera, action

Nearly 50 competitive bicyclists turned out to open the 2011 Cortez bicycle motocross season on Monday evening at the remodeled Cortez BMX track.The American Bicycle Association event went off...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Take a hike with pack guide

DURANGO — Take a hike.But’s it’s nice to know where you’re going — right?The San Juan Group of the Colorado Mountain Club can help you in that department.Local volunteers with the Colorado Mountain...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Poet Cisneros appreciates time in Cortez

Following is a letter that poet Sandra Cisneros posted on her website May 15 in San Antonio, Texas, after performing at the Cortez Public Library’s Poetry Corner.Dear Readers,I’m just back from a...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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