CACC thrives in 2011

One year after the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce nearly dissolved due to lack of money, its executive director, Dena Guttridge, its board of directors and its members are thriving.“I just feel...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

County slows zoning

The Montezuma County Planning Department's zoning plan hit a roadblock Monday as county commissioners declined to sign off on the plan and directed the planning commission to redesign parts of the...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy procedures to continue in infant death case

A Montezuma County Judge ruled Wednesday that additional autopsy procedures would continue in a case regarding the death of a Dolores infant.Dylan Kuhn, 18, is charged with a felony count of child...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group wants to add letter-grade formula to reports

A new website launched by a coalition of 18 community organizations is aimed at taking school performance information and packaging it in an easy to access and understand letter-grade...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Tribe sets sights on clean energy

La Plata County’s billion-dollar tribe is looking to the future of energy to keep its wealth secure.“This is not going to pay us back next week or next year,” said Bob Zahradnik, director of the...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Behind closed doors?

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper and senior legislators refused to pledge Friday that they will negotiate the state budget in full view of the public next year.Colorado’s sunshine law requires...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

School accreditation reports released

The Colorado Department of Education recently released accreditation reports for the state’s school districts and individual schools and the results were a mixed bag for Montezuma-Cortez School...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez selected for $100K grant

The Cortez community will be doing some soul searching and reaching out to various groups to shape the city’s future after being selected for a $100,000 Orton Family Foundation Heart and Soul...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas lights on display

The list is coming together.Not only the one youngsters are compiling for Santa, but the Journal has a list of where to find special holiday lighting displays.A number of readers have sent in...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

MVI lets water info flow

Financial disclosure and responsibility and system management were the major topics of discussion at a Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. meeting for stockholders on Monday at the Lewis-Arriola...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

County OKs budget

The Montezuma County commissioners approved a $35.8 million budget for 2012 at their regular meeting Monday, taking advantage of years of careful fiscal planning and steady revenues.The financial...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Tales From Once Upon a Time’

Don Kirk and Janet Cheney will offert free, live comic theater performances at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18, in Mary Blake Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 110 W. North St.,...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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