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New Microbrewery Still On Tap for Cortez

A new micro-brewery appears to be in the works for downtown Cortez. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved on first reading two measures designed to allow for the development of the micro-brewery and tap room on the northwest corner of Market and North streets, across from the First Baptist Church.
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A sales-tax question apparently will not be on the November ballot in Montezuma County after all.

Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado is known for its iconic cliff dwellings, but archaeological artifacts left by the Ancestral Pueblo are all over. Rocky remnants of homes and farming sites are scattered throughout the dense pinyon juniper forest.

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A committee of the New Mexico State Legislature gave a sympathetic ear recently to a presentation calling for the protection of ceremonial Native American dances.

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A little over a week after coming to Bluff, Utah, to hear views on protecting the Bears Ears area, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is visiting Grand Canyon National Park.

The table is set for dinner. Small cooked crabs and shrimp are laid out on the thick wooden tabletop next to succulent figs, grapes, pears and types of produce you can't even name. There's a citrus with a long coiling peel draped around it, and an entire roast of some animal's leg that's been cut down the middle — so you can see the thick layer of fat running around the edge. Just for good measure, a red lobster and ornate goblet of wine stand on a pedestal above it.

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Thanks to low crude-oil and natural-gas prices, every drilling rig in the San Juan Basin is sitting idle. The Farmington Daily-Times reports that for 20 months, energy companies in San Juan County, New Mexico, have been scrambling to survive, but the oil and gas downturn is the worst in more than a generation. The Daily-Times says energy-company officials believe even when prices rise again, it will be a long time before large-scale drilling can resume.

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Deaths of motorcyclists in Colorado hit a record high in 2015, but they are on pace to be even higher this year. The state Department of Transportation reports that  58 motorcyclists have died this year, up from 51 at the same time last year.

Joy Horvath Imel has been named administrator for the new Mancos Creative District. The district recently was awarded one of six new designations as certified creative districts in Colorado. According to a release, Imel’s duties will include implementing projects that celebrate the arts, culture, and history of the Mancos Valley.

Connecting With Leadership Montezuma

Jul 22, 2016

Leadership Montezuma is a program that seeks to connect the citizens of our communities and offer differing perspectives on the joys and challenges of living here. KSJD's Tom Yoder spoke with Andrew Cuckie, a board member from Leadership Montezuma, about his experiences in the program, how it works, and who should consider joining the program.

Colorado Department of Transportation

A thousand-square-yard mud slide has been cleared from a stretch of Colorado Highway 145 between Telluride and Placerville. The state Department of Transportation says a 15-minute downpour Wednesday night triggered the slide, which dumped sludge intermittently on three miles of road.

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