Tourism / Recreation

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Conquistador Golf Course to get official guide

The city of Cortez plans to step up its promotion of Conquistador Golf Course. The city doesn’t advertise Conquistador much outside the Cortez area, and special events coordinator Jon Brooks hopes...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Public Lands: Spring is a great time to get outside and informed about a threat to public lands

Some Americans are not so lucky. They will never experience the majesty of the American West and the bounty and the beauty of its public lands. These lands and the waters that flow through them...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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The future of public lands and gateway communities

“Retaining the distinctively rural characteristics of Colorado’s gateway communities, and expanding visitation and recreation on surrounding public lands, are not mutually exclusive goals,” noted...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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Cortez welcome center rejects marijuana ads

Since December, the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez has quietly stopped displaying new brochures that feature marijuana dispensary ads, departing from the state office’s policy of waiting for...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tourism office promotes crafted beverages

The outlook for tourism is bright for summer, but the social experience for Durango residents is changing as tourism grows, experts said at the spring tourism briefing. Lodgers tax collections...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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President’s travel ban is discouraging far more tourists than terrorists

It should go without saying that any U.S. travel ban will reduce incoming travel. That, after all, is the point. But when the Trump administration moved, so far unsuccessfully, to restrict travel...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Broncos will visit Cortez on April 21

Cortez is the first of 11 Colorado cities on the Denver Broncos Salute to Fans tour this spring. According to a Broncos press release, several players and cheerleaders, along with the Broncos...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Local libraries partner with Colorado parks pass program

The Journal Colorado Parks and Wildlife is expanding the Check-Out Colorado State Parks Program from public libraries to Colorado’s publicly funded college and university libraries in 2017....

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Main Street Cortez goes live with street cam

The city of Cortez unveiled its new live stream of Main Street on March 29. After a few days of technical glitches, the live video is now available to stream. It offers a view of downtown and...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The gap between conservatives and conservationists

While the Bundy family’s exploits in Nevada and Oregon have drawn new attention recently as trials proceed, the Sagebrush Rebellion has been advancing steadily on another front in Utah. Over the...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dynamics of pot make it unlikely fodder for marketing

By Bob Kunkel In 2012, Coloradoans voted 55 percent to 45 percent to legalize the sale and use of recreational marijuana. From that day, we began the dubious process of trying to build a bridge and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Miscellaneous Columns

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Silverton to vote in April on ATV rules

The town of Silverton will decide the future use of all-terrain vehicles within town limits in an April special election. On April 25, the town will choose between three citizen petitions: One...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News