Cortez Journal

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Sale of Montezuma courthouse leaves Bridge shelter in limbo

The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez could face its own emergency this year, as Montezuma County commissioners recently put its location up for sale. The decision to sell the Montezuma County...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez awards bid for new businesses’ fiber-optic services

The city of Cortez has awarded a bid to Durango-based DAK Drilling and Well Service for a fiber-optic construction project set to begin this year. The project will install two miles of fiber-optic...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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HomesFund asks Cortez City Council for support

A housing assistance program based in Durango is asking the Cortez City Council to support its Montezuma County services. HomesFund is a nonprofit that offers mortgage assistance and classes on...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Four Corners cover crop study shows mixed results first year

Results are in from the first year of the Southwestern Colorado Research Center’s study on cover crops, and they are less than encouraging for dryland farmers. In 2015, the research center, which...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Dolores rancher Al Heaton named Stockman of the Year

A former director of the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association received the Stockman of the Year award at the group’s annual banquet Saturday night. Al Heaton, of Dolores, is known as a man...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Stonefish chef makes a splash in Cortez

Stonefish Sushi and More has a new chef who brings a pile of fresh fish skills to the table. Chad Ross moved to the Cortez area from Salt Lake City about a year ago, and soon became a regular...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Montezuma County agriculture summit focuses on finance

The first Southwest Agricultural Outlook, Strategies and Economic Summit, held in Cortez on Tuesday, focused on helping farmers keep afloat during a difficult economy. Dove Creek Implement Co. ,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez Parks and Recreation considers smoke-free zones

Cortez’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will take a survey to gauge public opinion on a potential no-smoking policy at city parks and buildings. Board members discussed the possibility...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Events to coincide with Women’s Unity March planned in Cortez, Dolores

The new Montezuma Alliance for Unity will sponsor the Women’s March for Unity on Saturday in Cortez in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. The march will start at the Cortez...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Downtown Cortez road project includes medians, crosswalks

The Cortez City Council approved a grant application to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for the first phase of a Main Street road project and unveiled plans for new medians and a...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez preservationists seek to restart Montezuma Avenue Historic District

After months of waiting, the Cortez Historic Preservation Board wants to move forward on establishing a historic district on Montezuma Avenue. At the board’s monthly meeting Wednesday, Vice...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez Fire District hires 4 full-time firefighters

The Cortez Fire Protection District is starting 2017 with more full-time firefighters than ever. Chief Jeff Vandevoorde promoted four part-time firefighters to full-time positions on Christmas Day....

DATE: Jan. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News