Position: Journal Staff Writer

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October inspections: Cortez schools, Jimmer’s and Blondie’s ...

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: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County OKs plan to control Russian olives

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners approved a plan to reduce the amount of non-native Russian olive trees in the county. Commissioners Keenan Ertel and James Lambert voted for the program,...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

People and pets celebrate a Turkey Trot Thanksgiving

Dozens of locals and their dogs dressed up for the 15th annual For Pet’s Sake Humane Society Cortez Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. “It looks like more than last year,” said Marian Rohman. “The...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents line up for community Thanksgiving dinner in Cortez

The spirit of community and appreciation of good food shined through a winter rain at the annual community Thanksgiving meal in Cortez on Thursday. More than 30 volunteers served up 300 meals to...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Private road to Canyons of Ancients ruin is closed

A road to popular ruins on two local national monuments has been closed while officials seek an alternative access point that avoids private property. It was discovered in July that Bureau of Land...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ribbon-cutting for historic McElmo flume is Nov. 30

The historic McElmo Flume No. 6 has been officially saved after seven years of fundraising and restoration work. The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting that will feature local and state...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico-West Dolores travel plan gains another lawsuit

A travel management plan recently approved by the San Juan National Forest for the Dolores Valley now faces a second lawsuit — this time from environmentalists and Dunton Hot Springs. The Rico-West...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road N bridge slated for replacement

A worn-out, 40-year old bridge on Road N is in the planning stages for replacement. The steel bridge over Alkali Canyon has significant corrosion and erosion problems, said Rob Englehart, Montezuma...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

County administrator resigns for job at RE-1 schools

For five years, Montezuma County Administrator Melissa Brunner has been the captain of the ship, guiding the county through smooth and rough waters. But now she will get on board with...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recycling program likely will lead to higher trash bills

Local waste haulers told the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners and the landfill manager that a recycling program and steep increase in disposal fees will be a challenge for their businesses....

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

Dolores dog breeders asked to reduce noise

Operators of a dog breeding business on Granath Mesa north of Dolores will attempt to mitigate noise issues that are bothering some neighbors. The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners delayed a...

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

Candelaria wins tight race for Montezuma County commissioner

Republican Jim Candelaria, a local hemp promoter, builder and retired firefighter, has been elected to the Montezuma County commission. During Tuesday’s election, Candelaria earned 4,754 votes over...

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

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