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Great Outdoors Colorado awards Cortez grant for pickleball courts

The Great Outdoors Colorado Board announced Thursday it would award a $108,000 grant to the city of Cortez to build six pickleball courts in Centennial Park. In December, department director Dean...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez Parks Department approves tobacco-free policy

After reviewing the results of a two-month public survey, the Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry advisory board voted Friday to bring a tobacco-free policy before the city council. In January,...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Sportsmen take aim at law enforcement bill

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, a vocal proponent of transferring federal public lands to state control, has gotten an earful lately. His recent town hall in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, turned rowdy,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez Parks and Recreation looks for new board members

The Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department decided on Friday to begin the search for a new board member. During the department’s morning meeting, Parks and Recreation Director Dean...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado officials will present plan to cull mountain lions

The Journal Chuck Anderson, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s mammal research leader, will lead a presentation on CPW’s three-year plan to increase the mule deer population in two regions of Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez capital projects to be completed in 2017

The Cortez city government has made a New Year’s resolution to finish several projects originally planned for 2016. The city’s biggest capital projects in 2017 were originally planned for last...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Career workshop helps Fort Lewis College students navigate government work

Applying for a job with the federal government is very different than applying for one in the private sector. That’s what Fort Lewis College students learned last week at a workshop hosted by FLC...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez parks plan addresses old high school site

The Cortez Parks and Recreation’s master plan has been completed, parks director Dean Palmquist said. The plan sets goals for the department for the next 10 years, as well as a list of projects to...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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New allegations of harassment in Yosemite, Yellowstone

At a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Thursday, Congress members shed light on egregious sexual harassment in two of America’s most cherished parks: Yellowstone and...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Parks in Mancos will be sprayed for weeds

Town of Mancos officials will spray nonorganic weed control in Cottonwood and Boyle parks next week, according to a news release on the town website. Parks department staff will spray in Cottonwood...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Free park admission for active military and veterans

After the passage of House Bill 15-1045 in 2015, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) now offers free park entrance to active-duty military as well as veterans during the month of August. CPW...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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After attack, our oldest park ranger is back at work

Healed but still bearing “bruises internally” two weeks after she was beaten and robbed at her condominium in Richmond, California, Betty Reid Soskin, the country’s oldest park ranger at 94,...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news