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Know your restaurant: Inspection reports to be published monthly

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

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan begins paying back taxes

Back taxes owed by energy giant Kinder Morgan have begun flowing into Montezuma County coffers. In December, the company cut a check for $1.38 million to the county owed from 2011, reports assessor...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute fraud grows to $793,000

A financial scam revealed in December that took government funds from the Ute Mountain Ute tribe has jumped from $17,599 stolen to $793,000, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. This week,...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates for Dolores Town Board and mayor announced

Candidates for four positions on the Dolores Town Board, the mayor and interim town manager were recently announced. Board candidates and the mayor will be chosen by voters during the April 3...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New details emerge in Haycamp shooting

New details have emerged about an alleged slaying that took place on Haycamp Mesa the night of Jan. 2-3. Kevin Wade Folsom, 39, was arrested on Jan. 3 and later charged with first-degree murder in...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek clinic recognized for quality care

The Dove Creek Community Health Clinic is one of six practices in Colorado to receive national recognition as a patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. To...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unattended car stolen in Cortez, taken to Dolores

Drivers may want to think twice about warming up their cars unattended while they get ready for work inside the house. Opportunistic thieves look for this type of opportunity, as was the case early...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unlimited Learning Center holds open house

The Unlimited Learning Center will hold an open house on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide information on education programs and to honor longtime teacher Audrey Allmon. Allmon has been...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montrose mill eyes San Juan Forest for timber

Montrose Forest Products has announced it is working on plans to expand its Montrose mill to process ponderosa pine harvested from the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado. The $20...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apple reference books donated to libraries

A fundraising campaign has resulted in local libraries each receiving a newly published set of reference books on apple varieties. The “Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribes united on restoring Bears Ears

During a Natural Resources committee hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C., local Native American tribes voiced unanimous opposition to a bill that replaces Bears Ears National Monument with two...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pleasant View concerned about elk management

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has agreed to meet with Pleasant View landowners regarding wildlife-damaged fence issues and other concerns. The situation came to the forefront after landowner Debbie...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News