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Commissioners move to new meeting room

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Fire Protection District approves purchase of bunker gear

The Cortez Fire Protection District Board unanimously approved the purchase of fire shelters at Wednesday night’s meeting. The purchase was discussed at March’s board meeting. During a public...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Forest approves 25 miles of trails at Boggy Draw

In the next five years, expect more nonmotorized trails to appear in the Boggy Draw recreation area north of Dolores. A final plan for 25 additional miles of trails was approved by the San Juan...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS track teams perform well in Bayfield

Competing against several of Southwest Colorado’s finest teams at the Pine River Invitational in Bayfield on April 14, the Montezuma-Cortez High School boys and girls track teams performed as well...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers suffer tough losses to Pagosa Springs

At times during the Montezuma-Cortez High School baseball team’s games against Pagosa Springs on April 13, the wind became so cold that players pulled hoods over their faces and coaches shivered in...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec on long road to recovery after shooting

FARMINGTON – Residents of a rural New Mexico town say they have worked hard to define a new normal following a December school shooting in their community that left two 17-year-old students and the...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez library to host five Native women in Poetry Tonight event

The Cortez Public Library will host an evening showcasing the poetry and art of five Navajo women on Friday, April 20. The Poetry Tonight event, coinciding with National Poetry Month, begins with a...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local artist Rosie Carter is Mesa Verde’s first artist-in-residence of 2018

The Journal Mesa Verde National Park’s artist in-residence program kicks off with Cortez artist Rosie Carter, whose residency runs April 15-28. Public programs are planned at Mesa Verde and a...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business plans battle for supremacy in the Hawk Tank

Ever think about enjoying a fine dining experience while floating in a hot-air balloon over the Animas Valley – the San Juan Mountains’ magnificence in the background? Tristan MacLean and Megan...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Kit Carson Electric setting national example for renewable energy

La Plata Electric Association has long touted its support for green energy, but now it’s close to reaching a cap on the local renewable power it can support. The co-op serves more than 30,000...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County fire ban starts Monday; fire danger is high

A red flag warning is in effect for Southwest Colorado from noon to 10 p.m. Monday as strong winds, coupled with extremely dry conditions, pose critical fire danger for the region. Montezuma...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Assemblies pick Colorado candidates for gubernatorial primaries

BROOMFIELD — A former mayor delivered a rousing speech praising President Donald Trump and helped hand a stunning defeat to Colorado’s moderate attorney general in the race to enter the state’s...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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