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This month the City of Cortez is looking back on the history of its parks. KSJD’s Austin Cope sat down with Chris Burkett. Burkett served as Cortez Parks and Recreation director between 1978 and 2006, and now directs grants and special projects for the City. To start their interview, Austin asked him how the corner of Mildred and Main Street--near the Colorado Welcome Center--looked in 1978.

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The Denver Post reports that Denver is one of three finalists for hosting the Outdoor Retailer trade show. The other two cities were not named.

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Managers of McPhee Reservoir are ramping up releases from the dam into the Dolores River.

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New regulations to discourage smoking in Cortez’s city parks aren’t necessary.

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Flows in the Dolores River are set to reach optimum boating levels on Tuesday.