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Four Corners Community Bank welcomes Belinda Archuleta to Cortez lending team

Four Corners Community Bank welcomes Belinda Archuleta — with 37 years of banking experience — to its Cortez lending team. “Belinda’s wide range of experience will be of tremendous benefit to our...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

TOPS wins award in ‘Best of the West’ rally in Grand Junction

The Journal Six members of the Cortez chapter of the national weight-loss group Taking Off Pounds Sensibly attended the 2018 fall rally “Best of the West in TOPS” in Grand Junction on Sept. 15, and...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County candidates attend third forum

Candidates for the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners discussed their views on an array of topics during the League of Women’s Voters forum Tuesday in the Kiva Room at the Montezuma Combined...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Harvest Beer Festival attracts 600 to park

The trifecta of craft beer, live music and land preservation attracted more than 600 people to the 20th Annual Harvest Beer Festival put on by Montezuma Land Conservancy recently in Cortez. The...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local author releases two books on history education

“A great many people may have died due the lack of useful knowledge that we get from history education,“ writes Mike Maxwell in his new book, “Future-Focused History Teaching: Restoring the Power...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two of Colorado’s largest trees burn in 416 Fire

Two of the largest trees in the state of Colorado fell victim to the flames of the 416 Fire, a flyover of the burn scar revealed last week. Since the outbreak of the 416 Fire in June, forest...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado reconsiders its formula for rating schools

The vast majority of Colorado schools and districts get a passing score from state regulators who track their performance. Yet, fewer than half of Colorado third-graders meet state expectations in...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man in serious condition after crashing north of Silverton

A Texas man suspected of drunken driving suffered serious injuries Tuesday night after losing control of his vehicle on a mountain road north of Silverton and careening more than 130 feet up an...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Monsoons a bust this summer

It’s official: The monsoon has been declared a bust. “Oh yeah, it was bust,” said Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction . “Definitely not a good...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Ranger District seeks input on Lone Pine vegetation project

The Forest Service is seeking public input on the Lone Pine Vegetation Management Project. A scoping package including maps and photos is located on the project webpage at https://bit.ly/2NkUtWm....

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

DRAPER, Utah — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News