Shutdown strands drivers, keeps officers on their toes

A 19-vehicle accident on U.S. 491 south of Pleasant View shut down the highway from County Road Z to Dove Creek on Wednesday night, creating traffic jams and additional crashes on the detour route,...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm provides an early start to a white Christmas

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday above 6,000 feet in the Upper Dolores River, Animas River and San Juan River basins. Including the cities of Cortez, Dove Creek,...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

To Our Customers: The Journal is moving

The Journal’s offices on North Roger Smith Avenue will permanently close on Christmas, Dec. 25. The Journal will reopen Monday, Dec. 28 in its new space, at 8 W. Main St. in downtown Cortez....

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm warning canceled; Cortez and Dolores schools, buses delayed

The Montezuma-Cortez and Dolores school districts and Dove Creek schools announced that schools and buses would open and run two hours behind schedule Tuesday, Dec. 15. Mancos schools planned to...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Video: Cortez firefighters save dog

Roxanne Rogers was walking her daughter’s dog when Hunter disappeared and went into Denny Lake. The dog was unable to get back out because of the thin ice. Cortez firefighters Mike McCoach and...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hospital, M-CHS grab spotlight at Taste of Seasons

Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery was transformed into a holiday feast of wine and food from local vendors on Thursday, Dec. 3, to benefit Four Corners charities.This year, guests could vote for...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New coalition launching campaign to protect Chaco

Four organizations – Archaeology Southwest, the National Parks Conservation Association, Park Rangers for Our Lands, and Partnership for Responsible Business – are launching a campaign to protect...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Another wolf killed in Utah

An 89-pound female gray wolf was killed in Utah last month in a strangulation snare intended for a coyote. She was the second wolf killed in Utah in less than a year and the third in the southern...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Turkey trot, food drive Nov. 26

Check out the inaugural Dolores Turkey Trot and Food Drive on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 26, beginning at 9 a.m. in front of the Dolores High School. The free event features a 5K and one mile community...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brice presents an American songbook

The Sunflower Theatre presents “With a Song in My Heart,” featuring singer Linda Brice, accompanied by Lee Bartley on piano and Spencer Church on bass, on Saturday, Nov. 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

County voters approve tax for hospital upgrade

Voters approved the Montezuma County Hospital District’s request for a limited sales and use tax that will be used to help fund a $14.2 million overhaul of the 40-year-old Southwest Memorial...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Front Page

In 1897, President William McKinley was leading the White House. American miners began a strike that June, which established the United Mine Workers Union and brought the 8-hour workday to mines....

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

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