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Operation Christmas Child has begun

Daphne Erhardt, the Cortez drop-off team leader for Operation Christmas Child, kicked off the annual charity drive at Rock Springs Church with a guest from a Thailand refugee camp. On Sept. 15,...

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

Alpine Bank hire will serve Latinos

Alpine Bank has appointed Susana Salamun to the position of Latino services officer. She will lead the bank’s commitment to provide service to Latino customers in the 28 Colorado communities served...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Dove Creek football team stomps Sangre de Cristo

Playing on the road against Sangre de Cristo on Sept. 22, Dove Creek High School’s football team left little doubt as to its superiority as the Bulldogs smashed their way to a 66-12 victory. Among...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 20 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos football team staves off upset bid by Del Norte

Facing off against Del Norte at Adams State University on Sept. 21, the Mancos High School football team found itself in a much closer game than it might have expected. Chance Garcia was not about...

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

Southwest Health fires interim CFO, plans public forum

Turnover of top managers and doctors at Southwest Memorial Hospital has become part of the challenge of an ongoing financial recovery process, officials say. This year, management consulting firm...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 16 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS cross-country teams perform well in Pagosa Springs

Competing at the Pagosa Springs XC Invitational on Sept. 22, many members of the Montezuma-Cortez High School boys and girls cross-country teams placed as high as they have all season. On the...

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

Sanctuary Caravan visits Mancos on trip across Colorado

The Mancos United Methodist Church hosted about 20 community members Monday for a meal prepared by Rosa Sabido, a Mexican national taking refuge in the church. The event was part of the 643-mile...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 13 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Summer Nights’ last block party of the season is Saturday

The Mancos Creative District announces its final Grand Summer Nights of the season on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 5-8 p.m. Grand Avenue, in the heart of downtown, will be closed to traffic from Main...

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

August inspections: The Farm, Shiloh Steakhouse, Burger Boy, Pippo’s and more

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 19 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper trees recover in Southwest Colorado

Fears that juniper trees across Southwest Colorado were headed for a massive die-off did not materialize this summer, but the fate of the hardy tree throughout the Four Corners is still in serious...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 18 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sand Canyon to get improved parking, pending funding

The Bureau of Land Management has approved a plan to improve parking and access to the South Sand Canyon Trail system in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. But a timeline on construction is...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 18 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Marriott to put Bible, Book of Mormon in 300,000 rooms

Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion. Marriott International, which bought Starwood two years ago, has begun putting copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith