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Surgeon announces departure from Southwest Memorial Hospital

Dr. William Rainer Jr., a Cortez surgeon, announced Tuesday that he would no longer offer his services at Southwest Memorial Hospital. In a letter emailed to The Journal, Rainer office stated that...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Bears, Bluejays make all-conference teams

At the end of another exciting season of San Juan Basin League basketball, several local athletes representing Mancos High School and Dolores High School received all conference honors. Caden...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Coby Baer leaves imprint on athletic fields and Cortez

On the football field, baseball field, basketball court, and track, Montezuma-Cortez High School senior Coby Baer has become known for his size and speed. What truly defines the four-sport senior...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sunflower Theatre in Cortez hosts agricultural film festival

The Montezuma Land Conservancy will show a series of short movies this Saturday in an agriculture-themed film festival at the Sunflower Theatre. “Of Life and Land” will include 13 films about the...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Researchers flock to Lower Dolores for ecological studies

An army of biologists and environmentalists is descending on the Lower Dolores River to study the ecological benefits of a rare high-volume release from McPhee Dam. Biologists with Colorado Parks...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Destination Imagination project benefits charity

The Mancos Middle School Destination Imagination team is headed to state finals in Denver next month. Teams of up to seven students solve a critical-thinking challenge before judges as part of...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater boating season begins on Dolores River

The whitewater boating season has begun on the Dolores River. Flows on the upper Dolores River above McPhee Reservoir were around 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as of Thursday. Below McPhee Dam,...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire destroys automotive-granite business

A fire destroyed a granite counter and automotive business south of Cortez on Saturday morning, Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said. The fire started about 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the Top Notch Marble...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm advisory goes into effect Thursday in Southwest Colorado

A winter weather advisory for moderate to locally heavy snow will be in effect from 3 a.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday for the higher elevations of Southwest Colorado. Snow is expected to begin early...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez’s participation in April student testing expected to rise

State assessment testing begins next month for Cortez schools, and administrators are anticipating improved student participation on the tests. “Our projection for PARCC testing is very high,”...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News