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Improved Sand Canyon parking lot opens until construction resumes

The main Sand Canyon trailhead parking lot has reopened with significant improvements, but another temporary shutdown will come when construction resumes in spring. The uneven sandstone has been...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Over 200 attend forum to air differences about land use code

More than 200 people attended a forum Thursday to express and hear concerns about Cortez’s proposed land use code. The meeting was hosted by the Republican Women of Montezuma County at the Baymont...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stevenson, Wilkin seek jobs as Montezuma County commissioners

Three Republican candidates announced their run for elected positions during the monthly meeting of the Montezuma County Republicans Thursday at Shiloh Steakhouse. For the Montezuma County Board of...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Light snow expected late Sunday, early Monday

A small snow-producing system is expected to move through Southwest Colorado Sunday night and Monday morning with a stronger system likely to come through Thursday and lingering into Friday. “We...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed bill would give Native youths a voice in Legislature

Native American youths might receive more representation in the state government through legislation introduced Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hugh McKean, a...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dogs and mushers fly through Silverton

SILVERTON – A cacophony of yips and yowls filled the bitter winter air Saturday, as racers and their dogs took their places at the starting line again and again during the Silverton Flying Sled Dog...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Incredible Hulk’ actor to become deputy in New Mexico

SOCORRO, N.M. – Lou Ferrigno, the actor in the CBS television series “The Incredible Hulk,” is slated to become a sheriff’s deputy in New Mexico. Socorro County Sheriff William Armijo is scheduled...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec man arrested on suspicion of stalking La Plata County women

Prosecutors have charged an Aztec man with stalking and harassment for allegedly following two, possibly three, women in Durango and Bayfield. Eli Garcia, 24, is suspected of following a woman in...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in Mancos homicide pleads not guilty

A two-week trial has been set for June for Debra Riddle, who faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of her common-law husband just west of Mancos this summer. Riddle, 57, pleaded not...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Restaurant inspections: Walmart, Chavalo’s, Beny’s, Safeway ...

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council has five open seats in April election

Municipal elections are coming up in a few months, and Cortez City Council has five open seats. Potential candidates in the April 7 election have until Jan. 17 to declare their candidacy, and until...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scattered, light snow expected in San Juan Mountains

Winter storms are expected to tease the San Juan Mountains with snow throughout the weekend, dropping fewer than 5 inches above 8,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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