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Weirdness among the wild

THE WESTSize mattered not a whit during a backyard encounter in the town of Kirkland, in northwest Washington, that pitted a “yapping teacup poodle” against a 200-pound black bear, reports The Week...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | COLUMN: Heard Around the West

Throwing for home Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers shoot for playoff run in 2011 season

The Montezuma-Cortez High School softball team hung with some teams in the fast-paced 5A/4A Southwestern League a year ago, but couldn’t keep up.Going into the season opening home doubleheader...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers 2nd at Montrose

The Montezuma-Cortez High School golf season is in full swing after three tournaments at the Bookcliff Invitational On Monday in Grand Junction, and two Montrose tournaments on Wednesday and...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

GOP’s Bachmann has faith

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The surest place to find Michele Bachmann on Sundays this summer is at a worship service somewhere in Iowa, offering the testimony of a Republican presidential candidate who has...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Faith

Center has roots in area

Some of you may have never heard of the Southwestern Colorado Research Center. Could it be a secret government facility? What kind of research does it do and where is it located?You’ll have to look...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Dip into healthy snacks

Maybe you need another idea for packing fiber and vitamins into your child’s lunch. Or maybe you’re looking for a way to convince yourself to eat more fruit. Either way, making a dip (or three) to...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

General denies knowledge of failed armor

WASHINGTON — A top Army general said Thursday he knows of no case in which the military’s body armor has failed to do its job in protecting troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.Responding to a recent...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

White House orders spending cuts

WASHINGTON — It’s a microcosm of the budget battling that has consumed Congress all year: The Obama administration wants federal agencies to save money while Republicans push for additional savings...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

PHOTO: Sign change

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

River rafters ride mammoth melt on Yampa

DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT — It was just luck that we launched our rafts on the Yampa River the day before one of the highest recorded river flows in its history. It was just luck that we slammed...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Coalition of moderate Dems loses more members

Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) The Blue Dogs may be losing their bark. Despite polls showing a desire for more compromise in Washington, the political climate for moderate to conservative...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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