Cortez

No arrests made at DUI checkpoints

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office failed to make a single arrest while operating three area DUI checkpoints this summer. The latest DUI sting was conducted on Saturday, Sept. 5. “No DUI...

DATE: Sept. 10, 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. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Gail in the Garden: The importance of trees

When we moved to Colorado in 1998, one of the first things we planted was a blue spruce tree because we have always had one in the yard of every house we’ve owned. Then we planted a weeping cherry...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Is wild food calling?

A wet spring and early summer giving rise to acorns and berries could make for fewer bears heading for neighborhood trash cans this fall. So far, that seems to be the trend. “We haven’t had too...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Street sign wording a key to safety

DENVER – Misunderstandings on the road between cyclists and motorists can be deadly. But a simple change in the wording of traffic signs could help clarify how drivers and bicyclists should safely...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County seeks drilling study

Care is needed to protect McPhee Dam if a proposed oil-and-gas lease is developed nearby, according to Montezuma County commissioners. In a comment letter to the Bureau of Land Management, the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: TABOR raises tax bills

DENVER – More than 80 percent of Coloradans are paying more in property taxes now than they would have if the Taxpayer Bill of Rights had never passed according to a new study by Colorado State...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Safety remains a tribal issue

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. – New laws have helped fix a legal system that left tribal communities especially vulnerable to violent crimes for decades, but challenges still remain, the top federal...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victims in plane crash identified as Californians

The identities of four Californians who died in a plane crash Sunday north of Purgatory Resort were released Tuesday, two of whom weren’t rated to fly the aircraft. The San Juan County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

City urges applicants for grants

The city of Cortez is encouraging eligible community organizations to apply for grant funding through the Community Support Grant Program. The Cortez City Council annually budgets money from the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congress grills EPA on spill

As part of a series of congressional hearings, outraged members of the U.S. House of Representatives grilled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and affiliated parties and asked the agency to...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inside the 9/11 Museum

It’s educational. It’s worthy. It’s heart-wrenching. It’s overwhelming. Last fall, I had the fortunate opportunity to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York. Located in lower Manhattan next to...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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