Cortez

M-CHS proposes drop to Class 3A

With the Colorado High School Activities Association currently reclassifying and organizing leagues for the 2016-2018 cycle, Montezuma-Cortez High School’s athletic programs may be facing changes....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Celebrating Halloween

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rabbit on a leash

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill would weigh economics of recreation

DENVER – Congress is expected to take up legislation that would measure the economic impact of outdoor recreation. While there have been independent studies of the impact outdoor recreation has on...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Safety-net payments coming for enrolled farms

Due to a slump in 2014 commodity prices, roughly 1.7 million farms across the country that are enrolled in the USDA’s new Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Rocket testing in Durango?

For the past six years, a remote area of La Plata County has been the playing field for rocket science. Advanced Mobile Propulsion Test (AMPT) set up shop in 2009 on a 2-acre plot of flatland...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Tipton opposes budget act House OKs deal to raise debt

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal to extend the country’s borrowing authority until March 2017, less than a week before the Nov. 3...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yellow Jacket Post Office celebrates 100 years

A lot of history has passed through the doors of the Yellow Jacket Post Office since it opened in 1915.The rural post office celebrated its 100th year in operation during a ceremony and potluck...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez retailer faces trial in pot case

By Tobie BakerThe JournalA jury trial has been set next month in Cortez Municipal Court after a local marijuana retailer pleaded not guilty to violating state laws.Garrett Smith, owner of The...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sex offender fails to register

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office reported this week that a convicted sex offender has failed to register with local authorities. Made available to the public on Monday, Deputy Brian Hill wrote...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grazing on monument divides ranchers, environmentalists

Despite less than perfect rangeland conditions on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, grazing is still a legitimate use if managed carefully, monument officials say. The hardscrabble...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Penny Fieldson trades in trucking license for a hair and nails shop

Longtime Cortez resident Penny Fieldson is trading in her trucking license for a pair of haircutting shears, as she plans to open her own beauty salon, Abstract Hair and Nails, on Nov. 9. Although...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business