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Kimberly Benedict

Position: Cortez Journal

Wildlife officials look back on Southwest Colo. hunting season

Big-game hunting seasons may have ended in Montezuma and Dolores counties, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are just beginning to measure the success of the 2011 hunts and the impact on...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Colo. group sues Forest Service over trails

The controversy over travel management in the San Juan National Forest has landed in federal court with a lawsuit filed by the Colorado chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.At the heart of...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County decries district split

As the Colorado Reapportionment Commission meets to try and finalize a complicated legislative map, Montezuma County officials are sticking to a simple request: “Make us whole or leave us...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes wish for more water

In an effort to ensure water resources for agricultural production, the Ute Mountain Ute tribe wants to purchase more water rights from the Dolores Water Conservation District.A letter requesting...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service releases Boggy-Glade plan

A new preferred alternative for the U.S. Forest Service’s Boggy-Glade Travel Management Plan mollified hunters who use motorized vehicles for game retrieval access and angered other forest users...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

A net gain for biologists

SOUTHWEST OF DOVE CREEK T he pulsating beat of the helicopter blades broke the silence of the crisp, fall morning. Ahead of it, a small herd of elk broke from the trees, sprinting across the field,...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Their fruits of labor

Montezuma County has a secret: mighty fruit orchards that once dominated the Southwest Colorado landscape.Now a McElmo Canyon grower is trying to revive heirloom fruits once abundant in the county...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Which forest roads matter most?

After months of discord between U.S. Forest Service officials and members of the public, the Dolores Public Lands Office is reopening the public comment period for the Boggy-Glade Travel Management...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officers shoot man in Cortez

Two Montezuma County law-enforcement officials shot a man who pulled a gun on an officer early Saturday morning.Neither of the officers was injured in the incident. The man who was shot, Zachary...

DATE: March 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planned road closures frustrating

Law-enforcement officials in Montezuma and Dolores counties are concerned that tension between residents and U.S. Forest Service officials will erupt in confrontations about the Forest Service’s...

DATE: March 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Protesters march against Forest Service

DOLORES – Unsatisfied with progress being made through government channels, members of the public took matters into their own hands Friday, participating in a protest march against U.S. Forest...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

San Juan Bioenergy for sale

After a change in direction and leadership, San Juan Bioenergy is seeking a change in ownership.The plant’s board of directors made the decision to sell the co-op at the end of October, said Chief...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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