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Rico goes all out for the Fourth

Rico is famous for throwing a huge Fourth of July celebration that goes on for three days, and this year is no different.From July 1 to July 4, the town will host a variety of events. There will be...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DAR requests help in mission to honor vets

The Sleeping Ute Mountain chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking help from war veterans’ family and friends so it can place flags at soldiers’ graves in Montezuma and...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Easter events and services in the Cortez area

The Journal Planning your Easter weekend? Whether you are a hunter, gatherer or spiritual type, there’s a lot to do this weekend in the Cortez area. Here’s a look at Easter egg hunts, church...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Historical '40s Bunch to lead Cortez Parade of Lights

This year’s Parade of Lights in Cortez will feature some special guests at the head of the procession.The ’40s Bunch, the group that helped to reorganize the Montezuma County Historical Society in...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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27th annual Parade of Lights hits Cortez Saturday

The Four Corners Board of Realtors is gearing up for the 27th annual Parade of Lights on Main Street, Cortez. Skies should be clear Saturday night in Cortez, according to the National Weather...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Cortez tradition: the Community Christmas Dinner

On Christmas Day, members of our community came together to prepare and serve the Annual Community Christmas Dinner. We served over 300 meals, and have many to thank for again making this event a...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

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DUI arrests in Cortez increase fourfold during holidays

This holiday season, Cortez police cited more than four times the number of intoxicated drivers compared with last year.Patrol Lt. Andy Brock said 34 people in Cortez were cited on suspicion of...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Moetones play New Year's show

Local country favorite The Moetones will play a New Year’s Eve show at the Riverfront Bar and Grill in Dolores.Formed in 2009, the Moetones are made up of Moe Cooley (guitar, vocals), Tomoe Gozen...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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Annual Christmas dinner serves more than 300

Holiday recipe: Combine 30 volunteers, a commercial kitchen, 25 turkeys, hundreds of potatoes, 20-gallon pots of green beans, a vat of gravy, and stuffing and rolls stretching to the horizon. Add:...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Parade lights up (and warms up) downtown Cortez

Below-freezing temperatures didn’t stop crowds of Montezuma County residents from lining Main Street for the annual Parade of Lights on Saturday. More than 50 floats participated in this year’s...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez church hosts Thanksgiving dinner

After volunteers opened the doors at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Thursday morning, it took no more than 10 minutes for the room to fill up for the church’s annual Community Thanksgiving...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez Salvation Army asks for new ideas for serving community

With bell-ringing season right around the corner, the Cortez branch of the Salvation Army is changing the way it serves the community. At the annual bell-ringers meeting on Wednesday, Salvation...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News