Bill legalizing some ‘puffer’ cars heads to governor

A bill headed to the Colorado governor’s office would make it legal to leave unattended cars running – if they have remote-start systems. The bill updates the state’s ban on “puffers,” cars left...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM hosts oil and gas talks

A Bureau of Land Management oil and gas committee will meet Wednesday, March 16, at the Montezuma County Annex in Cortez at 10 a.m. and at the Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School in Hesperus at 6...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

More trees planned for Main Street

The downtown core in Cortez will be a bit more shady this summer. The city will be lining Main Street from Washington to Elm street with new trees mostly in planters. The Parks and Recreation...

DATE: March 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos Melt golf tournament scheduled for March 12

The seventh annual Mancos Melt Golf Tournament on March 12 will benefit the Painted Turtle Artspace. All the competitors in the putt-putt tournament are encouraged to compete in a steampunk...

DATE: March 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City launches landscaping incentive for businesses

Cortez is launching a landscaping incentive program for existing businesses. Businesses can receive a reimbursement for half the money spent on the project up to $1,000. Businesses within the city...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

County plans discussion of Mesa Verde Trail proposal

On March 10 at 6 p.m., the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission is will be hosting a public discussion of the proposed Paths to Mesa Verde trail from Cortez to Mancos. The meeting is...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spruce Tree cliff dwelling shut down

Mesa Verde National Park officials have decided to close the Spruce Tree House indefinitely because of rock fall concerns discovered during an inspection in November. Officials said they plan a...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Museum closer to reality

The Mancos Valley Historical Society and the Mancos Fire Protection District signed a letter of agreement and intent for the historical group to use a portion of the old Fire District building on...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores academic calendar released

The Dolores School’s draft academic calendar for 2016-2017 has been posted online at http://doloresschools.org/ Comments are welcome and will be taken until the next board meeting, March 10. Please...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meet the Candidates Mayoral candidates outline vision

The Journal posed five questions to the two candidates running for mayor in Mancos. The questions offered the opportunity to highlight goals for the town and past accomplishments, as well as...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council candidates take tough questions on state of city

Candidates for Cortez City Council took some tough questions last week on hot topics such as the Paradise Village project and long-term problems like economic development and drug addiction. The...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local students named to dean’s list at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College recently released its dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. The following local students took at least 15 credits of gradable hours and achieved a grade point average of 3.60...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

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