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

At the end of a rainbow

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

Editor’s note: Website consolidation coming Friday

To Our Readers, The consolidation of the Cortez Journal, Dolores Star and Mancos Times picks up momentum this week and culminates on Friday, Oct. 2, with the first issue of The Journal. Beginning...

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

Pilots of crashed plane encountered bad weather

The plane that crashed Sept. 5 in western San Juan County encountered "instrument flying conditions" over western Colorado, but neither of the two pilots aboard were qualified to fly in such bad...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Saddlemaker serves as Mesa Verde artist

Lisa Skyhorse, a full-time saddlemaker for 40 years, will serve as Mesa Verde National Park's artist in residence Sept. 14-27. Skyhorse will give a free public presentation of her unique art on...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Elk close loop in Mesa Verde history

It seems unlikely, but a healthy elk population resides in the parched canyons and bluffs of Mesa Verde National Park. About 150 elk live in the park, and they are mostly non-migratory, said park...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Skate competition casts light on youth mentoring program

The Piñon Project has teamed up with Colorado Skate Collective to put on the inaugural Youth Mentor Skate Jam, a kid-friendly skate competition at Parque de Vida scheduled for Saturday. The free...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

State OKs improved flow on Dolores

Colorado's top water board agreed Tuesday to improve flows on the Lower Dolores River to boost the health of the river and its native fish. The Colorado Water Conservation Board will seek an...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

U.S. rejects protections for greater sage grouse across West

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Interior Department said Tuesday that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, does not need federal protections following a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Symphony kicks off concert season

The San Juan Symphony, featuring guest conductor Blake Richardson and renowned cello soloist Inbal Segev will kick off Southwest Colorado Concerts' new season in a new venue - the state-of-the-art...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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