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Lightning season comes with the monsoons

July and August are prime hiking seasons in the San Juan Mountains, but along with the summer monsoon weather pattern, lightning becomes the major objective hazard in the backcountry. Like...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores fire still under investigation

The fire that destroyed a historic Dolores bar and an art studio on late Thursday night and early Friday morning is still under investigation.Montezuma County Sheriff Lt. Ted Meador said that the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photographer Hucko draws inspiration from 4 Corners

On Friday, Aug. 10, Bruce Hucko will present “The Four Corners of Inspiration,” a slide-illustrated talk and discussion on how the land, language, people and art of the Four Corners region have...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee at its lowest in nine years

If you haven’t been to McPhee Reservoir lately, prepare to walk a bit longer to get to the water.The water is low and it will get lower, according to Mike Preston, manager of the Dolores Water...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public invited to Weber Fire recovery work session

Any property owners affected by the aftermath of the Weber Fire, and other local residents and businesses interested in helping with the recovery, are encouraged to attend a work session at the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Junior Livestock Auction

With an occasional squeal of a pig and other barnyard sounds — and of course smells — the annual Montezuma County Fair Junior Livestock auction wrapped up on Saturday.The auction recognized...

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

Today at the Montezuma County Fair

ToDAYExhibits Open to Public 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Silent Auction 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Corn Shucking Contest 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Montezuma County Fairgrounds Main BarnShooting Sports Shooting Range 10 a.m. – 6...

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

Bringing beef to the fair

Two years and counting.Maniesha Buck, 17, who had the grand champion market steer in 2011, duplicated that feat Thursday night during the beef competition at the 2012 Montezuma County Fair.Before...

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

Nothing new in Weber Fire case

The cause of last month’s Weber Fire near Mancos is still being investigated jointly by the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Land Management.According to officials with the...

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

Online Poll Question

Last Week’s QuestionThe deadly Aurora shooting has brought gun control into the spotlight. Where do you stand?74% Leave things alone22% More control is needed4% Don’t careThis Week’s Question:...

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

Community health needs assessment being conducted

Southwest Memorial Hospital and Axis Health System are jointly conducting a community-wide community health needs assessment to gather information about what Montezuma County residents feel are...

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

Democrats cut into GOP fund lead

Editor’s note: This is the Journal’s weekly roundup of campaign news.Colorado Democratic campaign groups closed their fundraising gap against rival Republican groups last month.Each party in the...

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

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