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Storm closes classes in La Plata, prompts chain laws in mountains

Rain and snow hit Southwest Colorado on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, causing a power outage in the Hermosa area, prompting tire chain requirements on mountain roads and canceling classes in...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 hours 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

First-year Fort Lewis College students to ski Purgatory, Hesperus free

Ardent skiers have another reason to attend Fort Lewis College: free passes to Purgatory Resort and Hesperus Ski Area for full-time, first-year students. “We’re so grateful for this partnership...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory in effect for Tuesday storm

A winter weather advisory has been issued ahead of a storm expected to arrive Tuesday night in Southwest Colorado. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction said the advisory will kick into...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Jan. 2 8:33 a.m. : A man in Durango reported that someone had possibly hit his car at City Market, at 508 E. Main St., on Dec. 29. There was no surveillance video, and it is unclear...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: For the record

Text 911 now available in Montezuma, Dolores counties

The Cortez Communication Center has upgraded its system to accept 911 texts for reporting emergencies in Montezuma and Dolores counties. It is always better to call 911 if you can, says Lori...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Charter reauthorization, SAFER grant set for school board meeting

The Board of Education for the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 will meet tonight for their first regular meeting of 2019. Directors will consider reauthorizing a charter for Battle Rock...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Justen Goodall selected as new Mancos marshal

Mancos has a new marshal in town, as Town Administrator Heather Alvarez officially hired Montezuma County patrol deputy Justen Goodall for the job. The decision came after Goodall and fellow...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends group for Canyons monument offers events

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance is continuing its efforts to support Canyons of the Ancients National Monument despite the federal government shutdown. The Alliance is hosting two events in...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Women’s March for Unity is this Saturday

The third annual Cortez Women’s March for Unity will take place Jan. 19 at Cortez City Park at 10 a.m. Speakers include Cortez Mayor Karen Sheek, former candidate for Montezuma County Board of...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gallery Night at Kiva Montessori

Children’s Kiva Montessori School hosted a Gallery Night last week, allowing the school’s younger students to show off some of their recent work. The event was primarily a showcase for the 32...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New tools help Coloradans keep their resolution to quit smoking

The Journal Free web-based support and medications are helping Coloradans keep their New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking, the Colorado Office of Communications said in a news release. Quitting...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Author to speak to Four Corners Back Country Horsemen

The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Florida Grange, 656 Colorado Highway 172. BJ Boucher, author of “Walking in Wildness,” will give a...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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