Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: sdolan@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

Hundreds expected for Cortez Community Christmas Dinner

A long-standing holiday tradition in Cortez continues this year with the annual Community Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Montezuma County Annex Building, at 107 N. Chestnut St....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

From laughter to anger: Political cartoonists talk shop

Political cartoonists often flirt with a fine line between offensive and funny. Sometimes offending can be effective, sometimes it turns people off. Shan Wells, a cartoonist for the Durango...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Bond set for felon after 25-mile car chase

Robert J. Marquez, a wanted violent felon thought to sell and abuse drugs, led Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office personnel on a 25-mile car chase reaching speeds of 105 mph on Nov. 29. According to...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 19 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva Montessori breaches contract with school district

The Children’s Kiva Montessori School will survive through at least the end of the school year, but Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 Board of Education President Sherri Wright urged CKMS...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 22 hours 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Crafts abound at Mancos Holiday Maker Day Book Sale

Baby owls and tiny snowmen filled the Mancos Public Library on Saturday during the Holiday Maker Day Book Sale, sponsored by Mancos Friends of the Library. The used-book sale and craft time is...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

RE-1 outlines deep concerns with Kiva Montessori, will meet tonight

In consecutive meetings on Monday night, Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 administrators laid out “deeply concerning” issues with the Children’s Kiva Montessori School in advance of a possible...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff seeks grant to ease recidivism, mental health issues at jail

After an inmate with mental health issues punched a Montezuma County detention sergeant in the face in late November, Sheriff Steve Nowlin said he hopes 2019 will be a year to make progress for...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paper lanterns brighten Four Seasons for Luminaria Night

A trail of paper lanterns lined the sidewalks surrounding the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery on Saturday night, guiding hundreds of guests to live music and holiday festivities at the annual...

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

The Journal’s Angel Tree helps spread holiday generosity

The holiday spirit is alive at The Journal office in downtown Cortez with the addition of the annual Angel Tree, part of the Piñon Project’s Christmas for Kids 2018 program. From Thanksgiving to...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Co-defendant in burglary case struggles to find conflict-free attorney

A burglary case with six co-defendants has led to some difficulties in finding an attorney for Darrell W. Perez, an inmate at Montezuma County Detention Center awaiting plea hearings in five...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez seeks public-private partnership on fiber optics

The city of Cortez on Dec. 5 issued a request for proposals seeking a qualified fiber-to-home company to partner with the city to deliver a fiber optic internet connection to all homes and...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who pulled woman from burning home faces felony charges

When an improperly installed wood stove caused a fire at a mobile home on County Road 25 in early November, Montezuma County resident Derrick Jim carried a burned woman out of the structure. Then...

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

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