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Sheriff's office investigates body found in McElmo Canyon

A male cadaver was found Tuesday night in the McElmo Canyon area, said Lt. Ted Meador of the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office.The body, which could not be immediately identified due to advanced...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

The Cortez Journal encourages people to submit announcements about upcoming events for the Community Calendar. Send announcements to Items submitted at least two weeks in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Region 9 recognizes Capron

Bryce Capron, Dove Creek business owner and chair of the Dolores County Development Corporation, has been named the Economic Development Leader of the Year by the Region 9 Economic Development...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Local Prep Scores

Football: Dolores defeated Center Friday at home, 28-6. Volleyball: Bayfield won Friday at Montezuma-Cortez, 3-1 (25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 25-14). Dove Creek lost Friday at Mancos, 3-0 (15-25, 20-25,...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sports Briefs

CMS Golf Tournament The first Cortez Middle School Fall Golf Classic will be held Saturday at the South Forty Golf Course with a shotgun start at noon. Registration is at 11 a.m. Additional...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bulldogs blast Mancos Bluejays

Revenge was earned, and it was sweet last Friday night.Eight-man football rivals clashed in Mancos for a homecoming game Friday night.Last year, the Bluejays travelled to Dove Creek and spoiled...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

The no-pledge pledge

Even if Jon Huntsman’s presidential ambitions are quashed by the Perry-Romney juggernaut, politicians in both parties would be wise to consider something Huntsman said during a recent GOP debate:...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons


Are unemployed Americans lazy because they won’t come to the West Slope to cut corn?Last week, the New York Times published a story about the difficulties of an Olathe, Colo., farmer who tried to...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Keep advocating for protection of public lands

Dear Editor:Congratulations for two recent editorials advocating protection of public lands in or near Montezuma County — the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument travel plan (Sept. 22) and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The needs of the young

As a retired social scientist, one of the principles learned from my career that has stuck to me the most, having studied this and that about humans and their culture, is simply stated: “Any...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Police Blotter

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29Ÿ An officer was requested to respond to a parking lot to speak with a party about a stolen generator that had been strapped to a flatbed utility trailer parked on West Fifth...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Courts and Crime

Court News

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30Ÿ Everett C. Begay, 29, of Shiprock, N.M., pleaded guilty to one count of criminal mischief — under $500, and received a deferred sentence of 12 months unsupervised probation. He...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Courts and Crime

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