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Email: sdolan@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

Cortez approves new liquor license at Hampton Inn

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday approved a new liquor license at the Hampton Inn of Cortez. Janice Christiansen, general manager of hotel since 2014, said parent company Hilton has different...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez land trade opens up Geer Natural Area

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday approved a land trade with powder coating company STR Custom Coating that will provide more public access to the Geer Natural Area from the Cortez Industrial...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car chase defendant faces $1 million bond, attempted-murder charges

Bond was set at $1 million Tuesday in Montezuma County Court for Mancos resident Casey D. Larsen, 59, who is under investigation for multiple felony charges, including attempted second-degree...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Social dancing classes set for Cortez ‘Brain Awareness Week’

Sharon Spinney recalled being excited when she found out the activity she was already doing is one of the best activities for protecting her brain. Spinney, of the newly formed Four Corners Dance...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sabido living ‘in a very challenging time’ in Mancos sanctuary

After 600 days in sanctuary at the Mancos United Methodist Church, Rosa Sabido said she needs an answer. Days before a vigil on Saturday, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton denied Sabido’s request for the...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Dolores County deputy sentenced in child sex assaults

Former Dolores County Sheriff’s Office deputy Joshua Hemphill was sentenced in February in two separate Colorado judicial districts to 15 years to life for sexual offenses against children....

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man faces up to 3 years in prison for domestic violence

A Cortez man pleaded guilty Tuesday to an act of domestic violence with an agreement to cap his possible prison sentence at three years with the Colorado Department of Corrections. Gabriel N....

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man gets probation in drug, domestic violence cases

After Chief Judge Douglas Walker on Thursday sentenced Cortez resident Derrick Jim to probation and time served, he issued a warning to the man with four cases in Montezuma County and active...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The equity argument: South side park to help balance Cortez

Cortez City Park, Parque de Vida, Centennial Park, Montezuma Park and the Cortez Recreation Center share a common bond. All large city parks and municipal green spaces in Cortez sit on the north...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos man faces fourth DUI after truck bumps police car

A Mancos man with three DUI convictions faces a felony charge in Montezuma County Court for his fourth DUI. Jason D. Gapp, 36, was pulled over at 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 2 for driving on North Broadway...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

French arrested for assaulting officer as lawsuit plays out in Denver

Shane French, who has sued the city of Cortez and police officers over an arrest in 2014, was arrested Tuesday in Cortez on suspicion of felony menacing and first-degree assault against a peace...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Joining forces: County, city conduct first joint meeting

Leaders from Montezuma County and the city of Cortez met for an informal joint meeting Tuesday night to discuss mutual interests in statewide legislation, local construction projects and potential...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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