Plein air painting demonstration by Mesa Verde’s Beens

For The Cortez Journal Landscape artist J. Milton (Milt) Beens will serve as Mesa Verde National Park artist in residence from Aug. 31 through Sept. 13, 2015. Milt will offer a free plein air...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

‘Still Learning’ is theme of Storytime

For The Cortez Journal “Still Learning” is the September theme of the Raising Readers Storytime at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., Cortez. The preschool Storytime program is every...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Library, city sponsor reading program

For The Cortez Journal The Cortez Public Library and the City of Cortez is facilitating and sponsoring a volunteer reading program. The library provide literacy mentors who help elementary students...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

National Resource wants more input

The local Natural Resource Conservation Service office is urging more participation in its programs and plans and is bringing back regular work-group meetings to improve outreach. The statewide...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Pipeline company plans noise mitigation measures

Neighbors of a natural-gas pipeline south of Dolores are upset about noise levels coming from a pumping station. The Mid American Pipeline transports natural gas through Montezuma County along an...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos Banks consolidated this weekend

The two Mancos Valley Bank branches were officially converted to Dolores State Bank ownership this weekend. Dolores State Bank president Ed Merritt said that the change won’t have much of an effect...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

State rebrands anti-pot campaign for kids

DENVER – After legalizing recreational marijuana, the state of Colorado is now renewing efforts to get teens to stay away from it. Marijuana isn’t evil, but teens aren’t ready for it: That’s the...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Inmates help restore wilderness

DENVER – A piece of Colorado’s Eagles Nest Wilderness has been restored to its historic condition because of the hard work of 18 prison inmates. The group removed an ugly blight: a mining building...

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

Gold King Mine spill captures attention of world’s media

Within 48 hours of the Gold King Mine spill, media from across the nation and around the world began converging on Durango to report about a river that turned orange. Michael Davis, an...

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

Kemper joins School-to-Farm project with adobe oven

Volunteers have spent the summer getting Kemper Elementary School’s garden ready for an inaugural start of the Montezuma School-to-Farm project. School-to-Farm has been hosting volunteer days in...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

County expands MoCo bus service

Public transportation in Montezuma County and beyond just got a little better. MoCo – a taxpayer-supported bus system serving county residents – recently upgraded its fleet. A new 10-passenger bus...

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

Social media was quick to convict Mark Redwine

Law enforcement’s announcement Wednesday that Mark Redwine is a person of interest in the death of his teenage son reignited social-media vigilantes who for three years have urged his arrest and,...

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

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