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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.

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A controversial application for a high-impact permit next to a biking and natural area drew an overflow audience to Thursday’s meeting of the Montezuma County’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

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A sharply divided Cortez City Council opted Tuesday not to comment to Montezuma County on a high-impact permit application involving a number of possible industrial uses adjacent to the city’s George Geer biking area.

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After a chilly start to the rafting season, the managed release, or spill, from McPhee Dam into the lower Dolores River is set to continue at 1,200 cubic feet per second through this week.