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Crews still working on water break

Journal Staff reportTraffic heading east on Main Street near Harrison Street continues to funnel down to one lane with concrete barricades set up after a water pipe ruptured last week.The water...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shelter answers the call to go small

The lovable brood of new pooches that arrived at the Cortez Animal Shelter on Wednesday, Jan. 9, have already caused a ruckus in Cortez. The 10 adorable small-breed dogs and five fun-loving cats,...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit settlement costs county $71K

After months of negotiations, Montezuma County has settled the lawsuit that was filed against the sheriff's office in the summer following the justified shooting of a suspect.Sheriff Dennis Spruell...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students earn service academy nominations

They've burnt the midnight oil studying, awakened early to run and lift weights, and volunteered free time to various causes. The hard work is done. Now comes the waiting game. Last month, Rep....

DATE: Jan. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taking a bite out of bark beetles?

The deep freeze that engulfed Southwest Colorado in recent weeks was cold, no doubt. Whether it's enough to make a dent in bark beetle populations remains to be seen. "I think it will. Some years...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lane closure for water break

A water break on Thursday flooded parts of Main Street and even created a bit of a skating rink overnight with the freezing temperatures.The city of Cortez and Colorado Department of Transportation...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sales tax: Better than 2011

The city of Cortez sales tax for 2012 was better than 2011, up 4 percent with still one more month to go, according to figures released by the city.In the first 11 months of 2012 retail sales...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold duck

DATE: Jan. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Not bad for government work?

Salaries for Montezuma County and city of Cortez employees in many instances are lower than other municipalities around the state.Salaries for elected officials in the county are tied to state...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

A proposal that's off target?

Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell's views on gun control and proposed new laws relating to this matter mirror what other numerous law enforcement agencies across the country are...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS revises lunch policy

Jason Wayman, first-year principal at Montezuma-Cortez High School, hoped it wouldn't come to this. But he, and other administrators, saw no other recourse. Citing widespread truancy and periodic...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coram in charge of District 58

Long accustomed to looking eastward for representation in the Colorado General Assembly, Cortezians now turn north. As usual, the most recent U.S. Census in 2010 prompted redrawing of district...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News