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Region 9 receives funding from Economic Development Administration

The Journal The Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado Inc. has received additional funds and a grant extension from the Economic Development Administration to continue development...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Business

Dove Creek and Dolores take a thriller to five sets

At times during the match between the Dove Creek High School and Dolores High School volleyball teams on Sept. 11, the crowd drowned out the voices of the coaches as they shouted instructions. Long...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Parker: Things left behind after 9/11, before the storm

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – Tuesday morning, I did what millions of people have done in hundreds of places for untold centuries. I picked the few favorite items that I could take with me before...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

MB McAfee is our strongest candidate

On Sept. 6, the candidates for Montezuma County commissioner participated in a forum at the Dolores Community Center sponsored by KRTZ/KFVC and the Free Press. All questions to the candidates came...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

M-CHS cross-country teams compete in Alamosa

Before the Joe Vigil Open in Alamosa on Sept. 8, Montezuma-Cortez High School sophomore John Whyte stood near the starting line and took in a scene that included 259 competitors and some of the top...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez police officers are dishonest

When will it end? The Cortez Police Department seems to be employing more unlawful and dishonest police officers than this small town can afford! I have personally experienced the dishonest...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Editorial cartoon

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorial Cartoons

For 15 years, my dog, Finn, was a hiking partner

By Andrew Gulliford Special to the Herald It has been enough time now that I can finally write this column without choking up. These are some of the hardest words I’ve ever written. Tears have...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Chile festival celebrates region’s venerable pepper

You can find green chiles smothered on a burrito, on top of a burger and running through the veins of New Mexicans. Beans and chile are New Mexico’s official state veggies and the option for red or...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez City Council rejects pot shop from Pueblo

A proposed new marijuana store was denied by the Cortez City Council Tuesday after numerous citizens spoke up against it. NuVu Pharma planned to build a retail marijuana store at 501 Patton St. on...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Open School to host annual Fall Fest

Southwest Open School will host its annual Fall Fest on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 4:30-7 p.m. at its campus at 401 N. Dolores Road. Scheduled activities will include pumpkin decorating, face painting,...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two of Colorado’s largest trees burn in 416 Fire

Two of the largest trees in the state of Colorado fell victim to the flames of the 416 Fire, a flyover of the burn scar revealed last week. Since the outbreak of the 416 Fire in June, forest...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News