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High School Football Friday, Sept. 18 M-CHS @ Grand Junction Central 7 p.m. Dove Creek vs. Sangre de Cristo 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 M-CHS (JV) @ Shiprock 4 p.m. Volleyball Friday, Sept. 18 Dove...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

New trail will close for winter

The new McPhee Overlook trail that will connect Dolores with House Creek will be closed during winter to accommodate wildlife needs. The closure is from Dec. 1 to April 15 between Dolores and May...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Injured hiker survives three nights in forest near Dolores

Local hiker Ron Nurnberg survived three nights in the local mountains with a serious concussion.“I wouldn’t have made it another day due to dehydration, my injuries, and hypothermia,” he told the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local 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 next Saturday. The...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

St. Margaret Mary’s hosts western-style ordination

“I can see them coming,” shouted a woman standing in the middle of the street. “They’re about a block and a half away!” Then, Poncho and Cisco, big, brown draft horses drawing an open buckboard,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

New Americans

Under a blue sky at the intersection of four states, 19 people from 11 different countries became naturalized U.S. citizens Tuesday morning. The special naturalization ceremony, held at the Four...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commercial Demons website comes down at 9-R’s request

When DigitalTown Inc., a Burnsville, Minnesota-based company, announced it was creating a website called www.durangodemons.com, red flags went up at Durango School District 9-R. “We immediately...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

State agrees to improve flow on Lower 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. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

Email announcements to news@cortezjournal.com 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: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Panel revives rain-barrel debate

DENVER – A debate about allowing residents to collect precipitation in barrels may rain down on the Colorado Legislature again next year. A legislative committee Tuesday approved drafting a bill...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

State putting $100M in bicycling

DENVER – The state will pump $100 million over the next four years into bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in an effort to make Colorado the best state to ride a bike. “Our goal is to make...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expert supports local fix for river

In a 14-page legal review, a prominent Colorado water attorney concluded that a proposed national conservation area on the Lower Dolores River is a good way to protect local water rights against...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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