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Commissioners give OK to 2013 budget

New year to see $2 million increaseBy Luke GroskopfJournal Staff WriterAfter months of number crunching and retooling, the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners gave a seal of approval Monday to...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bail set at $100K for Greenlee

The 43-year-old Cortez man, who had his second-degree murder conviction vacated in October, had his bond amount set at $100,000 cash on Tuesday morning.Although a bond hearing, the most dramatic...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

No ice

DATE: Dec. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Come, park, shop

“Peace on Earth” is a common refrain during the holiday season. The City of Cortez also wants peace of mind for downtown Christmas shoppers.To encourage patronage of Main Street businesses, the...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officer shoots man near Ignacio

A Southern Ute Indian Police Department officer shot a man in the abdomen early Wednesday near Ignacio after the man charged police with a baseball bat, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Imagination Library program targets youngsters

The Cortez Rotary Club has begun implementing the international reading program, Dolly's Imagination Library, for all residents living in Montezuma County.As of Nov. 2, Shane Hale, chairman on the...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Compassionate Friends hold Candle Lighting in memory of children

Candles will glow Sunday, Dec. 9, when tens of thousands of bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives, and friends around the globe will join together to light remembrance candles to...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Adding bite to quiet the bark

Owners of dogs who make “unreasonable noise” could soon find themselves liable for a fine. On Monday, the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners approved amending an existing state statute that...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Devoted dog on the job

Dusty looked back and forth at his handler and the person walking toward the police officer. He waited to see if there was any danger before approaching the person to smell and check to ensure...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parade of Lights

Photos by Sam Green

DATE: Dec. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought impacts salmon run

Withered crops and steep hay prices. Underwhelmed river guides. Overworked firefighters. Neighborhood visits from hungry, foraging bears. Drought conditions have thrown the rhythms and daily...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

DUI enforcement picks up during holidays

Residents drinking and driving this holiday season are more likely to be caught by law enforcement, and this enforcement was in full force over the Thanksgiving weekend.Lt. Ted Meador of the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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