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Truck driver cited in bus crash south of Telluride

The driver of a box truck that slammed into a passenger bus on Colorado Highway 145 south of Telluride was cited for careless driving, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred May...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Know your restaurants: April inspection reports are in

Colorado has implemented new restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Birding festival features tours, lectures

Bird-watching tours in Montezuma County and lectures about birds will take place May 8-12 in Cortez during the 15th annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival. The festival designs activities...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman gets 7 years in prison for drug distribution

A Cortez woman charged with drug distribution has been sentenced to seven years with the Colorado Department of Corrections. In a plea bargain, Jordan D. Balfour, 27, also known as Jordan Lopez,...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carbon dioxide group sues county in tax case

An organization formed to protect the interests of smallshare carbon-dioxide owners has filed a lawsuit against Montezuma County claiming overtaxation. The complex case is a spinoff of a Colorado...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fundraising campaign kicks off for county museum

“Save our history. Tell our stories” is the motto of the future Montezuma Heritage Museum , and a fundraising campaign has begun to make it a reality. A kickoff event for the effort will be from 2...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Colorado 145 re-opens after bus-semitrailer crash

Colorado Highway 145 fully reopened to traffic shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday after a crash between a bus and semitrailer around 9:30 a.m. closed the highway. Nine people on board the bus,...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Neighbors rescue deer struggling in flowing Dolores canal

A Dolores woman jumped into a flowing irrigation ditch off County Road 22 on Sunday to rescue three deer that were struggling to escape. Lenore Sparks was walking near her home when she saw the...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose offers spring excursions in Animas Valley

The Galloping Goose No.5 is based in Dolores but has been in Durango waiting for spring trips up the Animas Valley on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Because of avalanche danger,...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shots fired out truck window in Dolores; suspect abandons pickup

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred last Friday evening in Dolores on Second Street. Nobody was injured, Undersheriff Vern Knuckles said Monday, and the...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde denies access to horse roundup

Planning has begun on a roundup of “trespass” horses at Mesa Verde National Park, and a public adoption process will follow. But the park has denied a request by The Journal to report on and...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes new trails, parking in Montezuma County

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public comment on a proposal for new motorized and nonmotorized trails in Montezuma, La Plata and Archuleta counties. In Montezuma...

DATE: April 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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