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In charge of OR Nowlin keeps surgical services humming

In the bowels of the hospital, Heather Nowlin opens a cabinet full of tools used to drill, saw and grind human bone.“When you start getting into orthopedic surgery, it’s more like wood shop,” she...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Wielang, Severy to wed

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Science fair lets kids ‘study what they’re actually interested in’

When a new seed-crushing plant designed to turn sunflower seeds into biofuel began operating in Dove Creek in 2005, Jordan Lestina got to thinking about how local farmers could increase the oil...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Destry Dean Blair

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

M-CHS class of 1971 will meet, discuss reunion

The Montezuma-Cortez High School class of 1971 will meet to discuss their 40th reunion at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7 at the Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road, Cortez. All class members are asked to...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Thanks from Operation Graduation parents

The Dolores High School Operation Graduation parents would like to thank the following organizations for donating to our recent Potato Bar fundraiser: McDonalds, Wendys, Ute Mountain Farm & Ranch,...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Rico-ites get ready for spring

Hello to all you loyal readers of this Rico Report. For most of you, when you see my name as writer, you know it must be spring! Either that, or Marlene has taken a well deserved break.It is quite...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Deep budget cuts are painful but necessary

It was a sad week in Colorado, after Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper on Feb. 15 proposed severe state budget cuts. If enacted by the Legislature, teachers will lose jobs, students will suffer,...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Others Say

What am I going to do with my life?

I had a therapist who asked me, “You have schizophrenia; now what are you going to do with your life?” Sometimes I find myself wondering, “Why me? Why do I have schizophrenia? What would life be...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Mindfulness

You had a vote

Dear Editor:I find Abby Reed’s letter in Saturday’s Journal, which implies the City Council members involved in the recall lack integrity, interesting. After speaking to some local contractors not...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Downtown space County-First National deal is a good one

Montezuma County’s purchase of the soon-to-be-vacant First National Bank building downtown is a good deal for the county. It gets attractive, functional space for the county offices that need to be...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The emergence of a great nation

WASHINGTON — Over the last few decades, the obituaries of World War I veterans have come, according to historian Martin Gilbert, “like a muffled drum.” With the recent passing of Frank Buckles —...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns