Kimberly Benedict

Position: Cortez Journal

Elk herds take bite out of ag producers

It has been said that Mother Nature gives with both hands, and nowhere is that statement more true than in SouthwestColorado. While recent storms and cold temperatures have brought much-needed...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma-Cortez schools see losses

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board of directors is looking at a $32.1 million 2009-2010 revised budget forthe district.The district approved the original budget in June, and the board...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big storm boosts snowpack

After a major storm dumped large amounts of snow on the area, things are starting to look up for Montezuma County'sreservoirs.After months of little to no precipitation, Monday and Tuesday's storm...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pro-life group gathers signatures for ballot issue

The 2010 midterm elections may still be a year away, but one Colorado organization has already brought the fight fortheir ballot initiative to Montezuma County.Representatives of Personhood...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma to fight reappraisal

Montezuma County is pushing forward with an appeal after the county assessor's office recently was handed a reappraisalorder from the Colorado State Board of Equalization.The reappraisal order,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez school district fills vacant board position

Cortez resident Brian Demby was unanimously appointed by the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board to fill theDistrict F board of director's seat Tuesday.A lack of interest in the seat during...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Planning Commission recommends zoning

Five months after being charged with the task of examining the Montezuma County Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the county’s Planning Commission has made its recommendations.“We believe the plan is...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Class-assigned book irks Cortez parents

A book assigned in an English class to a Cortez high school student was offensive, vulgar and demeaning, a parent told the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 Board of Education meeting Tuesday...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Forest Service unveils travel plan

After more than a year of public discussion, debate and study, the Rico-West Dolores Travel Management Plan was approved Thursday.Steve Beverlin, manager of the Dolores Public Lands Office,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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