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Whitewater boating season begins on Dolores River

The whitewater boating season has begun on the Dolores River. Flows on the upper Dolores River above McPhee Reservoir were around 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as of Thursday. Below McPhee Dam,...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County landfill catches fire after explosion

An explosion in a garbage pile caused a fire at the Montezuma County landfill Monday morning about 10:30 a.m. Cortez firefighters responded, and with assistance from landfill staff, put out the...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm advisory goes into effect Thursday in Southwest Colorado

A winter weather advisory for moderate to locally heavy snow will be in effect from 3 a.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday for the higher elevations of Southwest Colorado. Snow is expected to begin early...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire destroys automotive-granite business

A fire destroyed a granite counter and automotive business south of Cortez on Saturday morning, Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said. The fire started about 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the Top Notch Marble...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victims, driver ID’d in Saturday’s fatal crash on Main Avenue

A resident of Italy, Marco Ricchi, 46, and a Fort Lewis College student, Allen Duke, 23, were identified as the men who died from injuries suffered Saturday when they were hit by an SUV while...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers want Colorado ready for driverless vehicles

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers took a step Thursday toward preparing the state for vehicles that will travel the roadways of the future. Senate Bill 213, which would allow automated driving systems in...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mia Stovall teaches herd dog clinics at Ag Expo

Mia Stovall has worked with herding dogs since getting a start in 4-H at age 14, and this year she shared on some of her knowledge at the 2017 Four States Agricultural Exposition. Stovall, 52, was...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez’s participation in April student testing expected to rise

State assessment testing begins next month for Cortez schools, and administrators are anticipating improved student participation on the tests. “Our projection for PARCC testing is very high,”...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag Expo gives kids their moment in Cortez arena

Inside Dog days: Trainer leads herding classes, trials. 1B Workshop: All-day seminar gets into the weeds. 1B Online Video: Watch videos from the expo at The-Journal.com By Jim Mimiaga The Journal...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual weed symposium held at Four States Ag Expo

For some farmers, the first day of the Four States Agricultural Exposition was more about education than entertainment. Colorado State University extension agents organized an invasive weed...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez Parks Department approves tobacco-free policy

After reviewing the results of a two-month public survey, the Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry advisory board voted Friday to bring a tobacco-free policy before the city council. In January,...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man confesses in Phoenix to 1996 Cortez murder

More than 20 years after 37-year-old Milton Lee was found dead in a pool of blood at Cortez City Park, a man has confessed to his murder, according to an affidavit. Sergio Tito Rivera, 38, admitted...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News