Winter snowfall gets off to a good start

Snowfall in Cortez this winter has surpassed the total for all of last winter, said Jim Andrus, local weather observer for the National Weather Service. As of Dec. 6, winter snowfall measured 11.8...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial for Mark Redwine postponed until mid-2019

The jury trial that was to take place in February for Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man charged with killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, has been vacated and will be rescheduled at a later date,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet talks about health care, education, climate (and his presidential ambitions)

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet sidestepped the issue of whether he’s running for president in an appearance Friday, but he did address a number of issues that a presidential candidate might. The...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups plan how to help those with special needs during emergencies

During the Lightner Creek Fire in 2017, some residents with disabilities left their homes without medications and supplies. Evacuees were able to obtain medications they needed by receiving early...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High health insurance prices mean ill winds in Colorado’s high country

EAGLE – This is the time of year businesswoman Janet Jordan dreads: Open enrollment on the individual and small-group health insurance markets and the inevitability of rising prices on Colorado’s...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Paper lanterns brighten Four Seasons for Luminaria Night

A trail of paper lanterns lined the sidewalks surrounding the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery on Saturday night, guiding hundreds of guests to live music and holiday festivities at the annual...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas well leaks wastewater in Canyons of Ancients National Monument

A gas well in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in October spilled about 3,150 gallons of wastewater onto the ground, according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 11 hours 24 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner wins science award

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado picked up a science award from the American Geophysical Union this week, and environmentalists are gobsmacked. The Colorado Republican received the award with...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Journal’s Angel Tree helps spread holiday generosity

The holiday spirit is alive at The Journal office in downtown Cortez with the addition of the annual Angel Tree, part of the Piñon Project’s Christmas for Kids 2018 program. From Thanksgiving to...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Whiteskunk breaks scoring record; Panthers roll past Ridgway

Throughout the history of Montezuma-Cortez High School’s basketball program, scores of talented players have donned the team’s orange-and-white jerseys and represented their school with pride. No...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Weather service warns of dense fog, icy roads

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. Locations include Cortez, Dolores, Dove Creek and Mancos. Visibility is expected to be a quarter-mile or...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Co-defendant in burglary case struggles to find conflict-free attorney

A burglary case with six co-defendants has led to some difficulties in finding an attorney for Darrell W. Perez, an inmate at Montezuma County Detention Center awaiting plea hearings in five...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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