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Cortez council supports increased airport user fees

During their first meeting in the new City Hall on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted to support a fee increase for the municipal airport. Cortez Airport Manager Russ Machen wants to raise the...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Phil and Mary Kemp talk African animals at Dolores library

The second event in the Dolores Public Library’s “Winter Tales” lecture series took attendees on a virtual safari to southern Africa. A large crowd packed into the library Thursday night, despite...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Walls of wonders: Dominguez and Escalante canyons

As the snow piles up, I think of warm desert hikes. One of my favorites is a place in Colorado that looks and feels like Utah, except rocks are gone. Dominguez Creek has some of the oldest rocks in...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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New managers plan to reopen M&M truck stop

Longtime locals, brace yourself: New management is looking to reopen the long-abandoned M&M truck stop. The once-popular restaurant, gas station and convenience store at the intersection of U.S....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango family caught in chaos after Florida airport shooting

Eight hours of chaos enveloped a Durango family that was waiting at the Fort Lauderdale airport Friday for a flight home. Dr. Rich Lawton, his wife, Sue, and their three children, Julia, 22, Sarah,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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A Coloradan gets a taste of enchanting Iceland

Snow has finally arrived in Montezuma County, but I got a head start on the cold weather by going to Iceland the week of Thanksgiving. My friend Jamie Santee and I landed in Reykjavik, the capital...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Wildlife officials offer tips for avoiding collisions

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are reminding drivers that with dusk arriving earlier as a result of the time change the chances increase for collisions with wildlife on the roads. “The...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Boutique Air starts Cortez flights this weekend

Boutique Air flights from Cortez to Denver and Phoenix started this weekend. The airline will offer three daily flights from the Cortez Municipal Airport to Denver and one to Phoenix starting...

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

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Endangered mice found near Durango-La Plata County Airport

Endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mice found near the Durango-La Plata County Airport could force plans for the access road to change. Surveys that ended in August found federally protected mice...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

U-Haul to serve Mancos-Hesperus area

For the Journal U-Haul Co. of Colorado has announced that TBR Service has signed on a neighborhood dealer to serve the Mancos-Hesperus community. TBR Service at 6740 Highway 140 will offer U-Haul...

DATE: April 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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New Denver flight comes to Cortez airport

The number of people flying from the Cortez Municipal Airport in 2015 was the lowest it’s been since at least the 1970s, according to the airport manager. From almost 9,000 passengers in 2013, the...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango named top Christmas (and redneck) destination

The Durango Herald Apparently, Durango is the perfect destination, offering family-friendly Polar Express rides and lots of alcohol and ammo. Durango is one of the top 50 best Christmas...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and entertainment