The Journal

Primary ballots are due by 7 p.m. Tuesday

Residents who want to vote in the Republican or Democratic primaries have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to cast their ballots.There are three contested races on the GOP ballot, and one on the Democratic...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters ending controlled burns at Long Draw

Firefighters continued this weekend to manage the Long Draw fire, which was caused by a lightning strike east of the Dolores-Norwood Road about 20 miles north of Dolores. U.S. Forest Service...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez forecast includes a 40 percent chance of rain

The forecast through Thursday includes a 30-40 percent chance of rain on Tuesday through Thursday. Skies are forecast to be partly sunny, and a high temperature near 84. Overnight lows on Tuesday...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Distillery presents Lindells, Otis Davis

The Lindells will be joined by Otis Davis on stage at the Mancos Valley Distillery on June 25. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the music starts at 8 p.m. The Lindells sing of everyday sorrow, joy, loss...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters ending controlled burns at Long Draw

Firefighters continued this weekend to manage a contained fire that started last week after a lightning strike east of the Dolores-Norwood Road about 20 miles north of Dolores in the San Juan...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

No immediate relief from record-breaking heat for Cortez

Summer arrived Monday in Southwest Colorado with a humbling severity not seen since 1936, toppling heat records and bending metal. Monday in Cortez, the high temperature reached 101.2 degrees, the...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County starts fire ban in wake of Sage Hen blaze

A 180-acre wildfire that erupted Saturday afternoon in the Sage Hen area of McPhee Reservoir was expected to be 100 percent contained before Tuesday, according to a U.S. Forest Service official....

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phone service restored after crews hit fiber line

Construction crews on Broadway Avenue in Cortez mistakenly cut a Verizon fiber line, leading to phone service blackouts from Friday afternoon until about 7:15 p.m. Friday. About 4 p.m. Friday, the...

DATE: June 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mass casualty training scheduled for Dolores High School

The Southwest Regional Emergency Trauma Advisory Council, in collaboration with the Dolores School District, Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, Dolores Fire Protection District, and Southwest...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River rafting release extended again

The boating release on the Lower Dolores River has been extended through the weekend, McPhee reservoir managers report. Flows will climb to between 800 cfs and 1,000 cfs through June 12, then drop...

DATE: June 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-boyfriend jailed in search for Boulder rodeo attendant; body found

Authorities searching for an 18-year-old woman reported Friday that have found a body near Collbran, Colorado, and have arrested her ex-boyfriend, according to the Denver Post. The body was found...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT installing lighting on U.S. 160 near Towaoc

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install new lighting on U.S. Highway 160 at three access roads to Towaoc and the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation south of Cortez. The eight-day...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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