Kimberly Benedict

Position: Cortez Journal

Work begins on Mesa Verde center

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – With the scrape of modern shovels and traditional Native American digging sticks against the rocky soil of Mesa Verde National Park, 80 years of dreams became reality...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez graduate brings home bacon

At 18 years old, Rachelle Moore is a businesswoman.In fact, Moore is so good at what she does that she has been recognized for her entrepreneurial skills, taking first place in the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County tackles zoning

Members of the Montezuma County Planning Commission have taken a first look at a zoning plan for commercial and industrial uses.Poring over details of existing commercial/industrial parcels on a...

DATE: July 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez High School wins state award for agriculture

Students involved in the Montezuma-Cortez High School agriculture department have always boasted their program is thebest in the state. Now there is proof that what has long been claimed is, in...

DATE: July 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canyons of Ancients plan spells out allowable uses

Amid concerns that multiple-use promises are being ignored, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has released the Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan for Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: July 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde plans for visitors center

Mesa Verde National Park officials are making plans for a September groundbreaking ceremony for the new visitors center and curatorial facility.The park took the first step toward construction of...

DATE: July 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag students made knives at Montezuma-Cortez

The weapons policy at Montezuma-Cortez High School is being evaluated after school officials learned students in theschool's ag department were allowed to make knives as part of the...

DATE: March 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma leaders discuss education goals

Community members and leaders from Dolores, Cortez and Mancos gathered at the Dolores Community Center to discuss thepossibility of forming a central community high school.Mitchell Toms, chairman...

DATE: March 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County restrains vicious canines

Montezuma County commissioners unanimously amended the county's vicious-dog resolution Monday, expanding the authorityand reach of the resolution to include general dog control in unincorporated...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez schools adjust to 4-day week

CORTEZ - After four months, Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is beginning to settle into its new norm: a four-dayschool week.In May, the district decided to move to a four-day week, citing the...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sun's up on grapes of McElmo

CORTEZ - Sunflowers, beans and wheat may be the most recognized crops in Montezuma County, but deep within the walls ofMcElmo Canyon, the focus of fall is the grape.September and October were busy...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Cortez retailers enjoy December sales

Despite less-than-stellar predictions, Cortez businesses fared well during the holiday shopping season, offering hopethat the area may be slowly emerging from the recession that began in 2008. ...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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