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Email: jmimiaga@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6034

Antique Corral in Cortez accused of selling racist products

Replicas of historical signs depicting racial inequality at the Antique Corral south of Cortez have triggered a wave of controversy on social media. The reproduced signs represent relics of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian hit by vehicle near Parque de Vida in Cortez

A hit-and-run involving a pedestrian Wednesday resulted in serious injuries for a Cortez man. Jesse Cline was struck by a vehicle about 6:30 p.m. while in the crosswalk at Montezuma Avenue and...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

McElmo Canyon farmers form new ditch company

To improve irrigation, landowners in southern Montezuma County recently formed the McElmo Reservoir and Ditch Company. The newly formed organization plans to improve water supply to farmers and...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado Canyons hires new director

A local archaeologist and educator has been named executive director of Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance. Shaine Gans will lead the nonprofit, which focuses on environmental work, education and...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickup truck, car collide on Colorado 145 in Dolores

Rescue crews responded to a two-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. Monday in Dolores. A westbound pickup truck on Colorado Highway 145 collided with a Saturn sedan that was attempting to take a left onto...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Goose reunion tour planned for July

Over the years, there have been a handful of Galloping Goose rail-car reunion tours, and another one is planned for July in Chama, New Mexico. The event is part of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Improved Sand Canyon parking lot opens until construction resumes

The main Sand Canyon trailhead parking lot has reopened with significant improvements, but another temporary shutdown will come when construction resumes in spring. The uneven sandstone has been...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stevenson, Wilkin seek jobs as Montezuma County commissioners

Three Republican candidates announced their run for elected positions during the monthly meeting of the Montezuma County Republicans Thursday at Shiloh Steakhouse. For the Montezuma County Board of...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Restaurant inspections: Walmart, Chavalo’s, Beny’s, Safeway ...

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sage Hen trail dropped to protect golden eagle

The San Juan National Forest has canceled an environmental analysis of a proposed motorized trail through the Sage Hen area after an active golden eagle’s nest was discovered nearby. Because the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescues cause Norwood Road closure

Motorists relying on GPS route-finding technology have triggered a series of rescues on the snowy Dolores-Norwood Road, forcing a winter closure by Dolores County until further notice. The...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Playground kickoff meeting is Jan. 26

Momentum for the final build-out of the new playground at Joe Rowell Park is gaining speed. A kickoff meeting for construction and fundraising plans will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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