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Email: salderton@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6029

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City employees face higher deductible for insurance

During its meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved a new employee health insurance plan with higher upfront costs, which they hope will save money in the long run.Human resources...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Region 9 finds hope for Montezuma economy in tax credits

A Region 9 analyst focused on an upside of the county’s “distressed” economy during a recent report to the Cortez City Council: Tax help is available. Laura Lewis Marchino, executive director of...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez cracks down on unconventional signs

The city of Cortez is asking area business owners to get permits if they want to keep their more colorful outdoor signs. Planning and building director Sam Proffer sent out a letter to several...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cortez celebrates parks and history on Colorado Public Lands Day

Several members of the Cortez city government spent the first Colorado Public Lands Day celebrating the town’s own public lands legacy. The historic preservation board held its annual Historic...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New and expanding businesses on Cortez council agenda

Several businesses hoping to move into Cortez or expand their operations will bring their plans before the city council at its 7:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesday. The agenda includes a public hearing for...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez parks and recreation plans increased trail maintenance

In the latest park project planned for this year, the Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry advisory council on Friday discussed possible improvements to the trails in the Carpenter and Geer...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma sheriff reports increase in drug, theft crimes

Drug crimes are up and patrol stops are down in Montezuma County, and Sheriff Steve Nowlin says he doesn’t have the manpower to reverse either trend. Nowlin attributed the trends mainly to a...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County weather observers receive awards

Two Montezuma County weather observers have been recognized by the National Weather Service for providing local weather information for more than a decade. Jim Andrus, of Cortez, and Wade Wilson,...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Greg Hobbs finishes Amazing Authors tour at Cortez Library

Greg Hobbs, a former Colorado Supreme Court justice who has published several books of poetry and essays, visited Cortez on Wednesday to cap the Amazing Authors Tour. The Cortez Public Library...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Cortez Fire Protection District donates truck to smaller department

The Cortez Fire Protection District on Tuesday donated a truck to the Egnar-Slickrock Fire Protection District, bolstering the San Miguel County department’s resources as the fire season...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma Community Economic Development Association elects execs

The Montezuma Community Economic Development Association elected a new executive committee on Tuesday to replace outgoing members and fill vacant seats. The association’s board president, Dave...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cortez council joins national monument debate

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday debated whether it should take an official position on the Trump administration’s review of Canyons of the Ancients and other nearby national monuments. During a...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News