Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: sdolan@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

Cortez begins negotiations with fiber-optic company

Cortez is moving closer toward a public-private partnership to bring an advanced fiber optic network to every business and resident in the city. City Council on Tuesday gave staff the green light...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

SUV, pickup crash on Colorado 184 near Mancos

A collision Saturday on Colorado Highway 184 outside Mancos sent one driver into a snowbank and the other into a row of roadside mailboxes. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Loving, who was in an early...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two pickups collide on snowpacked road north of Dolores

Four people reported minor injuries at noon Saturday after a Toyota Tacoma and a Chevy pickup collided on Dolores-Norwood Road. Kim Jones, assistant fire chief with Dolores Fire Protection...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash injures two, briefly closes highway south of Cortez

At least two crashes occurred Saturday as drivers returned to roads as a three-day storm left Montezuma County. Three vehicles were involved in a crash that left a Jeep rolled over in the center...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickup towed after hitting Walmart parking sign

A black Ford F-150 pickup knocked over a concrete and metal handicapped-parking parking sign in the Walmart parking lot on Thursday afternoon. Cortez Police Lt. Andy Brock said the driver was a...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man in burglary, drug cases sentenced to community corrections

Chief Judge Douglas Walker chose rehabilitation on Thursday when he sentenced Darrell Perez to three years at the Hilltop House community corrections facility in Durango. In 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two arrested while driving woman to court for meth case

On her way to court last week, just before she was sentenced to 12 months probation in two cases of meth possession and two traffic cases, Marque Lopez was a passenger in a vehicle that allegedly...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two facing felony charges from Montrose community corrections

Two Montezuma County inmates who were kicked out of a community corrections facility in Montrose now face felony charges in Colorado’s 7th Judicial District Court. Christopher Gonzales, 22, and...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana dispensary sues Cortez City Council over denied application

A Pueblo marijuana company is suing the Cortez City Council for denying a request for a new marijuana dispensary in October, alleging the decision was “arbitrary” and “capricious.” NuVue Pharma LLC...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Closing arguments filed in Road 41 civil case

Three attorneys have submitted written closing arguments in a civil case in 22nd Judicial District Court that could impact the future of Montezuma County maintenance on County Road 41 south of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Felon fails to appear in Cortez court after Durango standoff

Dolores resident John Finocchiaro racked up several warrants in Montezuma County Combined Courts on Wednesday when he failed to appear in court in at least four pending cases. Montezuma County...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek bank, nearby businesses evacuated after bomb threat

The Dolores County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday bomb threat at the Community Banks of Colorado in Dove Creek. A press release from Dolores County Sheriff Don Wilson states his office...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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