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Spit that wad of cancer out

The first time I used smokeless tobacco I puked in my mother’s car. She was driving me, my sister and one of my sister’s friends home from a high school football game. I vomited what felt like my...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amnesty bill seeks money for schools

DENVER — Two Denver Democrats say they can raise money for schools by offering amnesty to people who are behind on their taxes.Senate Bill 184, which Sen. Pat Steadman introduced Wednesday, would...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Forest service bars bat caves

DURANGO — The U.S. Forest Service has placed all caves and abandoned mines in five states, including Colorado, off-limits to public exploration as a way to slow the potential spread of a disease...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water experts want strategy

WESTMINSTER — More than 300 of state’s top water experts gathered Thursday for a first-ever attempt to design a statewide strategy to supply cities while keeping farms in business for the next...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World


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: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Pope exonerates Jews for Jesus’ death in new book

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has made a sweeping exoneration of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ, tackling one of the most controversial issues in Christianity in a new book.In...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Faith

Fellowship Baptist Church women will publish cookbook

The Fellowship Baptist Church ladies’ Bible study in Cahone will publish a local cookbook. The Purpose Driven Women will sell the cookbooks for $10. Pre-orders are now being taken. For more...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Faith

Christchurch holds prayers for quake victims

Associated PressCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Residents held open-air prayers for the dead and missing Sunday on the lawns of churches cracked and shattered in New Zealand’s earthquake while teams...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Faith

Tenn. bill would make following Shariah a felony

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is considering making it a felony to follow some versions of the Islamic code known as Shariah, the most severe measure yet put forth by a national movement whose...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Faith

Gregory wins Old Pueblo race

USA Cycling professional mountain bike racer Shawn Gregory took first-place in the Kona Bikes Old Pueblo 24-hour race in Tucson, Ariz., on the weekend of Feb. 19 and 20 in the male solo singlespeed...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Lady Panthers track for success

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Lady Panthers track and field season has begun with practices in full force heading into next Saturday’s meet in Farmington, N.M.“We got a nice group of girls,”...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Lee Kelly tells of early days in area

“You want to hear about the rough and tough days of this area, do you? Well, I’m the fellow who can tell you about that.“I was born in 1866, in Missouri, where my dad raised and trained trotting...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living