Cortez

Musician Marilyn Kroeker returns as Mesa Verde artist in residence

For The Cortez Journal Musician and vocalist Marilyn Kroeker will serve as Mesa Verde National Park’s Artist in Residence from Sept. 28 through Oct. 11. Marilyn and her band, Sweetwater Station,...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Free entrance to Mesa Verde National Park on Saturday

For The Cortez Journal Mesa Verde National Park will offer free admittance on Saturday, National Public Lands Day. The annual event encourages everyone to get outside and enjoy the outdoors....

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Bluff annual arts fest is Oct. 16-18

For The Cortez Journal The small town of Bluff, Utah, celebrates its 11th Annual Arts Festival Oct. 16-18. The weekend will be packed with free and almost free events – an evening of storytelling...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Clampers honor Mitchell Springs

Located south of Cortez, Mitchell Springs once provided area residents and travelers with water. The site will be commemorated on Saturday. Near the intersection of South Oak Street and County Road...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A pox on false prophets’ empty words

I am writing to respond to an article in the Sept. 18 Cortez Journal entitled, “The true meaning of Christianity” by Fran Kruk. There comes a time in our lives when we realize that God is not a...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Help from Blondies, community welcome

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Panther Football Team would like to thank Blondies for their time and effort to host our team dinners. The support of Blondies and our community was amazing! We...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Water system is in the works

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced it will build a temporary water-treatment system in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill. The $1.78-million portable treatment...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Images recapture rugged mining era

A new book detailing the rich history of mining in Silverton was just released last week after three years in the making, but the story’s relevance and timing could not be more appropriate. Mines...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas meeting moves to Durango

The Animas River Stakeholders Group made its way downstream Tuesday, holding its first meeting in Durango in almost two years. The decision to hold the group’s monthly meeting at the La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sage-grouse debate shifts to land use

BILLINGS, Mont. – Before the applause faded from the U.S. government’s announcement that there would be no endangered-species protections for the greater sage grouse, the criticism began over...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS asbestos plan going to bid

After prodding from the Cortez City Council, the Cortez Re-1 School District indicated that it will advertise for bids on the asbestos remediation and demolition of the old Montezuma-Cortez High...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado to county: Why the tax break?

The Colorado Division of Property Taxation is asking Montezuma County to explain why it approved a blanket tax abatement for farmers in July. Property taxes on agricultural land dramatically...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News