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Celebrity engagement has Dolores connection

A Dolores boy who grew up to be a pastor is now engaged to pop singer Michelle Williams from the band Destiny’s Child, according to People Magazine. Chad Johnson, 40, grew up and went to school in...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Protesters march to uranium mill in White Mesa

For the third year, Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups held a rally and march to protest the White Mesa uranium mill south of Blanding, Utah. The 30-year-old mill, owned by Energy Fuels, of...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘History, Hikes, Hops’ takes readers on a Colorado beer adventure

Craft brew guru and author Ed Sealover is the guy you want to have a tall frosty one with at the bar. Just be ready beforehand, or afterward, to go and visit a historical site or have an outdoor...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

County asserts control of noxious weeds

For a second year, the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners is using its enforcement authority to control unattended noxious weeds on private lands. The commissioners have made weed control a...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health faces operational, cash challenges

Southwest Health System faces financial challenges, including a bond violation, but a new CEO said he believes the problems can be overcome. Anthony Sudduth, of Community Hospital Corp,. was hired...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Delivery of senior meals reduced temporarily to once a week

Temporary cuts in Montezuma County senior nutrition services are impacting Dolores, Mancos and Cortez. The demand for meals for seniors has outpaced Montezuma County’s budget for May and June, and...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Companies show interest in McPhee hydropower project

Two companies have recently expressed interest in exploring building a pump-back hydroelectric power facility at McPhee Reservoir. Pump-back storage systems utilize two reservoirs at different...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Haycamp murder case is scheduled for trial

A trial date has been set in the first-degree murder case against Kevin Wade Folsom. Folsom has pleaded not guilty, said District Attorney Will Furse. During an arraignment on Thursday, District...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Know your restaurants: April inspection reports

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado supports hemp legalization at national level

Hemp is gaining legitimacy in Colorado and federally, despite resistance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Industrial hemp is a genetic cousin of marijuana, but without the psychoactive...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

April snowstorm helps low water supply

A minor boost of snowfall in April helped to stave off more shortages for local farmers who rely on McPhee Reservoir, water officials said during a meeting Monday. As of this week, the forecast is...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters approve mill levy for Mancos Conservation District

Voters in the Mancos Conservation District approved a half-mill tax in Tuesday’s special district election. Conservation District manager Gretchen Rank said 315 voted in favor of the tax and 199...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News