Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: salderton@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6029

Open house showcases Montezuma County health department

The Montezuma County Public Health Department was crowded Tuesday afternoon with people looking to learn more about the services offered there. All the department staff worked together to put on an...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council weighs possible sales tax renewal

The 2018 election is a long ways off, but members of the Cortez City Council may want to put a sales tax on the ballot. During a busy workshop on March 28, the council discussed a possible reissue...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspects in Shiprock stabbing caught in Cortez after car chase

Cortez police and Montezuma County sheriff’s deputies helped Navajo police catch two suspects from Shiprock in Cortez on Saturday afternoon.According to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, the...

DATE: April 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional Economic Summit looks at Montezuma County economy

Local economists and industry experts attempted to diagnose the Montezuma County economy in a Regional Economic Summit in Cortez on Wednesday. Keynote speaker was Robert “Tino” Sonora, a professor...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez mayor declares April Child Abuse Awareness Month

Cortez Mayor Karen Sheek signed a proclamation Tuesday declaring the city would recognize April as Child Abuse Awareness Month. The proclamation came after members of the Four Corners Child...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council reviews smoke-free survey results

Before their busy regular meeting Tuesday night, the Cortez City Council discussed the results of a public survey on potential smoke-free zones on city property.During the council’s workshop, they...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council OKs $200,000 restrooms at Centennial Park

The Cortez City Council approved a bid on Tuesday for the construction of new restrooms at Centennial Park, to replace the current 30-year-old building. Parks and Recreation Director Dean Palmquist...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge shelter could get new, two-story building

About two months after learning that their current location was up for sale, the leaders of the Bridge Emergency Shelter now have a plan for a new building. According to a press release sent out on...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma sheriff’s office searches for missing Cortez man

A 31-year-old Cortez resident remains missing after more than a week of searching by law enforcement. According to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, Erick Hurley was last seen Friday, March 17...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Peewee wrestlers tussle in Dolores tournament

About 300 young wrestlers faced off at Dolores High School on Saturday in a two-part tournament. Members of the Dolores Peewee Wrestling Club faced off against competitors from Dove Creek,...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Cortez council to discuss smoking survey, recreation bids

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday night will discuss topics such as smoke-free zones and park construction bids.The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the new city hall on 123 Roger Smith...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Outdoors Colorado awards Cortez grant for pickleball courts

The Great Outdoors Colorado Board announced Thursday it would award a $108,000 grant to the city of Cortez to build six pickleball courts in Centennial Park. In December, department director Dean...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News