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Montezuma-Cortez soccer team starts 1-2

The Montezuma-Cortez soccer team has started its season with a win and two losses. On Saturday, Aug. 29, the Panthers had their first game at Palisade, and head coach Sean Fitzgerald said it...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Police blotter

Thursday, Aug. 27 8:12 a.m. A woman reported receiving threatening Facebook messages. A woman was ticketed for harassment and menacing. 1:15 p.m. Police responded to Walmart for a shoplifter. No...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Wedding Kasey Bell and Taryn Susann Davis

Kasey Bell, son of Scott and Patti Bell of Cortez, married his soul mate Taryn Susann Davis, daughter of Braden and Melanie Davis of St. David, Ariz. Kasey and Taryn were united in marriage in the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Milestones

A Hopi story

A Hopi elder has teamed up with a Colorado writer and a photographer to publish a book about the tribe’s rock art and one clan’s migration story. “A Hopi Flute Clan Migration Story” offers a rare...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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

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