Hunter mistakenly kills moose in Silverton

A hunter from Farmington shot a moose that he mistook for a bull elk last weekend outside of Silverton. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Thursday that the hunter, Bruce Black, self-reported the...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Staff shakeup, low test scores hit Kiva Montessori School

At 8:08 a.m. on Sept. 17, a person claiming to be a Children’s Kiva Montessori School staffer emailed CKMS board members an account of alleged mismanagement and neglect by a superior at the school....

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde acquires Rockefeller’s Native American art collection

A trove of Native American art kept locked in a Rockefeller family home in Seal Harbor, Maine, for nearly 100 years has found a new home at Mesa Verde National Park. The Estate of David Rockefeller...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shortage of coal leaves some without heat source

Hay Gulch Coal – one of the only suppliers of coal for home-heating purposes in the Four Corners – has been forced to all but close this fall because of a lack of available coal to sell. “I’m...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Kyra Allen, of Cortez, to compete in Miss Colorado Teen USA contest

The Journal Kyra Allen, of Cortez, will compete in the Miss Colorado Teen USA pageant Sunday in Greeley. Allen, a freshman studying equine science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins,...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Montezuma hospital district to buy Cortez clinic building

The Montezuma County Hospital District has agreed to purchase the walk-in care clinic building from Southwest Health System as part of a financial recovery plan. The district board approved a...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senior-laden M-CHS football team adds own chapter

A cold autumn bite sets in as the Panthers offense readies for the final repetition of their evening practice. A blanket of snow sits atop the La Plata Mountains off in the distance, the...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

St. Barnabas seeking donations, volunteers for Thanksgiving meal

Volunteers at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Cortez are gearing up for the annual Thanksgiving community meal — and they could use some help. Victoria Atkins, lead cook for the Thanksgiving meal,...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple charged with drug distribution to be tried together

A district court judge on Monday ruled that a married Cortez couple charged with eight felony counts, including distribution of meth and heroin, will be tried together in a three-week jury trial in...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debris in McPhee will not be cut free

Although it may be unsightly, the debris on the shore near Doc’s Marina in the McPhee Reservoir will not be removed soon, according to a U.S. Forest Service official. Tires and scrap metal from a...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 550 realignment construction planned for late 2019

Construction to connect U.S. highways 550 and 160 using the so called Bridge to Nowhere could start in late 2019. The $98.6 million project will require about two years to complete, said Mike...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County mobile health clinic hits the road

Family health benefits for low-income families are now being served up on the road. The Women Infants and Children program of the Montezuma County Health Department has purchased a Ford Transit Van...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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