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Local vets’ photos needed for Vietnam Wall

Efforts are underway to secure a photo of every name inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., including three men from Montezuma County.You might be able to help.To...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community calendar

Email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

The Best of Cortez and Montezuma County

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Just what is going up in smoke?

In Colorado, there’s a lot of money riding on healthy cannabis crops. But unlike, say, a corn farmer, legal-marijuana growers don’t have a clear understanding of which pesticides and fungicides are...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Economy flux after Gold King spill?

DENVER – The economic stability of Southwest Colorado could be in peril, according to financial victims of the Gold King Mine spill, who spoke in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The three speakers –...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

How does Durango get its water?

When the river ran orange with mine waste in August, city taps still flowed with clean, usable water. To make sure Durango will have drinking water in a future emergency and to serve eventual...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Fracking has a big water footprint, but that’s not the whole story

Here’s today’s quiz from the energy-water nexus. Pick the correct answer. Shale oil and gas wells that are hydraulically fractured in the United States: a. Consume a total of 250 billion gallons of...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business


Old Journal photos go on display Oct. 22 The Montezuma County Historical Society has hundreds of black-and-white photo negatives donated by the Cortez Journal from the 1950s to ’70s. Dale Davidson...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Officials host NCA forum

Fifty interested citizens attended a forum Wednesday to learn whether the Lower Dolores River should be designated a National Conservation Area from Bradfield Bridge to Bedrock. The congressional...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc blaze displaces 7 families

Seven families were displaced Saturday after a fire destroyed an apartment complex in Towaoc. “There were no injuries,” said Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Chairman Manuel Heart. An investigation was...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panthers softball team loses two double-headers

The Montezuma-Cortez softball team struggled early in each of its games against Montrose and Grand Junction this weekend. On Friday, the Panthers hosted Montrose for a double-header. In the first...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Area runners compete in Mancos meet

The Dolores, Mancos and Montezuma-Cortez cross-country teams came together on Saturday in Mancos for the Chicken Creek Challenge. The Blue Jays boys finished first as a team at the familiar course....

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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