Sunflower Theatre in Cortez hosts agricultural film festival

The Montezuma Land Conservancy will show a series of short movies this Saturday in an agriculture-themed film festival at the Sunflower Theatre. “Of Life and Land” will include 13 films about the...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Cortez officials dedicate new city hall

Mayor Karen Sheek and several other members of the Cortez municipal government officially dedicated the new City Hall in a public ceremony on Friday. Although the building had been in use for about...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mia Stovall teaches herd dog clinics at Ag Expo

Mia Stovall has worked with herding dogs since getting a start in 4-H at age 14, and this year she shared on some of her knowledge at the 2017 Four States Agricultural Exposition. Stovall, 52, was...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Annual weed symposium held at Four States Ag Expo

For some farmers, the first day of the Four States Agricultural Exposition was more about education than entertainment. Colorado State University extension agents organized an invasive weed...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez Parks Department approves tobacco-free policy

After reviewing the results of a two-month public survey, the Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry advisory board voted Friday to bring a tobacco-free policy before the city council. In January,...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local artists petition Cortez City Council to pay for art

A group of local artists presented a petition to the Cortez City Council on Tuesday, asking for the government to pay for public art instead of borrowing it. Several artists attended the first...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council supports increased airport user fees

During their first meeting in the new City Hall on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted to support a fee increase for the municipal airport. Cortez Airport Manager Russ Machen wants to raise the...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County moves forward with broadband partnership

Montezuma County’s Connect 4 Broadband Initiative has chosen two private partners for its plan to bring more reliable internet to the county. The group sent out a request for proposal in early...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma nonprofit plans traffic safety training

The Montezuma Injury Prevention Coalition’s “Arrive Alive” program expects to have a busy spring this year. A nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of traffic safety in the county, MIPC Arrive...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Saturday march in Cortez highlights women’s history

ONLINE Video: Watch a video of the rally on the-journal.com By Stephanie Alderton The Journal After the large turnout for the Women’s March for Unity in January, Cortez residents participated in a...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council holds first meeting in new City Hall Tuesday

The Cortez City Council will hold its first public meeting in the new City Hall on Tuesday. Since the council only met once in February because of construction on the building, they have many...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez officials show off features of new City Hall

The new Cortez City Hall is officially open for business, and the government is eager to show it off to the public. On Friday, City Manager Shane Hale gave a tour of the building, at 123 N. Roger...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News