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Stephanie Alderton

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Billing system crash causes problems with Cortez water

An unusually high number of Cortez residents received overdue notices for their water bills in November, after the city switched to a new billing software. In August, the city’s water department...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Coloradan gets a taste of enchanting Iceland

Snow has finally arrived in Montezuma County, but I got a head start on the cold weather by going to Iceland the week of Thanksgiving. My friend Jamie Santee and I landed in Reykjavik, the capital...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Taste of the Seasons raises thousands for United Way

Montezuma County residents crowded into the Four Seasons greenhouse Thursday night for the 18th annual Taste of the Seasons event.Chefs from dozens of restaurants, bakeries, breweries and other...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parade lights up (and warms up) downtown Cortez

Below-freezing temperatures didn’t stop crowds of Montezuma County residents from lining Main Street for the annual Parade of Lights on Saturday. More than 50 floats participated in this year’s...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez gets above-average precipitation in November

Although Cortez has yet to see a blizzard this fall, the precipitation in November was slightly above average for this time of year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center in Cortez...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Piñon Project helps community bring Christmas to kids

Every year, the Piñon Project in Cortez teams up with community sponsors to provide Christmas presents to families who might not get them otherwise.Piñon’s program, dubbed Christmas for Kids, has...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas Bird Count scheduled for Dec. 26

Birdwatching, or “birding,” is among Colorado’s most popular outdoor activities during the spring, summer and fall months, but it doesn’t stop during winter. The Cortez Christmas Bird Count, an...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow trucks plow and sand after first major Cortez snow

A winter storm that hit Cortez over the weekend prompted the city to send out snow trucks on Tuesday morning for the first time this winter. A storm warning was issued for Montezuma County on...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Singers prepare Christmas concert of the centuries

The Southwest Singers, a choir with a long history in Montezuma County, is drawing upon an even longer history for its upcoming Christmas concert. Ruth Wilson Francisco helped to found the choir...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Cortez Parks and Rec debates making center tobacco-free

The Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry advisory board spent its November meeting discussing whether to make the Recreation Center a tobacco-free zone. Right now there is no policy in place to...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter farmers market has busy second week

Farmers markets are not just a spring and summer activity in Montezuma County. Saturday marked the second weekend of the winter farmers market at the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery in Dolores....

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez Salvation Army asks for new ideas for serving community

With bell-ringing season right around the corner, the Cortez branch of the Salvation Army is changing the way it serves the community. At the annual bell-ringers meeting on Wednesday, Salvation...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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