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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

Expect delays on Colo. 145

Expect delays on Colorado 145 into November as crews improve the intersection at County Road P. Upgrades include left-turn lanes for traffic onto east and westbound County Road P. A southbound...

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

Dolores honors nearly blind player with a touchdown

The biggest offensive play for the Monument Valley Cougars in their 62-6 loss to Dolores last Friday came from an unlikely source. His name is Avery Black. The Monument Valley senior is playing...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Pet of the Week

This is Zeuz. He is a 2-year-old Catahoula Rott mix neutered male. He’s extremely loyal and is great with older kids and other dogs. Cortez Animal Shelter hours Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Pet of the Week

Prime time for fall colors still a week or two away

Fall leaf peepers in Southwest Colorado have another week or so until prime viewing, experts say. According to the most recent Fall Leaves Report from the San Juan National Forest, Silverton is the...

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

Court briefs

Sex offender’s term reduced to 3 years Appearing in custody, David Adcock, 45, of Cortez, recently had an illegal four-year community corrections sentence reduced to three years. Before the...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Balderrama pleads guilty to Empire theft

Sentenced in April to 12 months in prison for filing a false federal tax return, Lisa Balderrama, of Cortez, has since been charged with four counts of theft by local authorities. After receiving...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day

For The Cortez Journal Celebrate National Voter Registration Day by verifying that your voter registration is current and by encouraging your family, friends and co-workers to make sure that their...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hisatsinom Chapter presents rock art from Australia

For the Cortez Journal As part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society presents David Lee on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Sunflower Theatre, 8 E....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Authors tour kicks off

The Cortez Library, 202 N. Park St., will showcase local writers through the The Amazing Authors’ Tour. On Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. author Leroy Lewis will discuss his book “A Hopi Migration Story.” The...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

New details emerge in Larrie Rule probe

A recent review of a three-state auto-theft investigation that involved former Montezuma County Commissioner Larrie Rule revealed the existence of a text message that linked him to the case....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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