Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: salderton@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6029

Competency hearing scheduled for Cortez murder suspect

In a hearing Friday, the defense attorney for Cortez murder suspect Jeremiah Damron announced plans to challenge the findings of two mental health evaluations declaring Damron competent to proceed....

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Third Thursday market starts summer strong

The Cortez Third Thursday Market started on the first day of summer with a late afternoon sun shining on a big crowd and more vendors than ever. This is the third year the Cortez municipal...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Burro Fire support personnel pack up; containment still at 53 percent

The interagency fire management team responding to the Burro Fire started cleaning up the incident command station Wednesday amid reports of improved fire containment. An infrared mapping flight at...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos seeks grant to install car charging station

In its meeting Wednesday, the Mancos town board voted to apply for a grant that would allow the town to install a charging station for electric vehicles at Boyle Park. Town Administrator Heather...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire reaches 53 percent containment; Type 3 team will take over

Many of the support personnel in the fight against the Burro Fire prepared to leave on Tuesday after a calm Monday with very little fire growth. Containment of the fire jumped to 53 percent....

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CU Boulder Museum of Natural History explores Mesa Verde National Park

Over the past month, Mesa Verde National Park and the University of Colorado Boulder Museum of Natural History have started a partnership that could lead to new discoveries in the park. Starting in...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council discusses updating water conservation plan

In a workshop on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council discussed plans to improve the town’s water efficiency during drought. Public Works Director Phil Johnson and Water Plant Supervisor Rich Landreth...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango policeman’s badge, AR-15, handgun, ammo stolen in Mancos

A Durango policeman’s badge, rifle, handgun and ammunition were reported stolen from his parked squad car in Mancos, according to the town’s marshal. Marshal Jason Spruell said he received reports...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

2018 Cortez Burst Triathlon to kick off series of summer races

This year’s Cortez Burst Triathlon will be the city’s ninth, and the first Burst to be officially included in a series on the Western Slope. The triathlon, held on July Fourth each year, includes...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Cortez City Council hires designer for south side park

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved a bid for planning and design services for a new park on the site of the old Montezuma-Cortez High School. The city announced its intention to buy the...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two killed in collision south of Towaoc; third person critically injured

Two people died June 7 in a head-on collision near Towaoc, according to Montezuma County emergency personnel. The Cortez Fire Protection District, Ute Mountain Ute Fire Department, Montezuma County...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire slows; Mancos State Park joins list of closures

The Mancos State Park on Wednesday announced a partial closure of its campgrounds because of fire risk and the Burro fire east of Dolores reached 3,400 acres on Thursday. Because of the heavily...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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