Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: sdolan@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

Charges reduced in Road G incident with hitchhiker

Concerned about the reliability of a victim whose memory was affected by alcohol, District Attorney Will Furse reduced charges Tuesday against Clint Laner, a defendant in a Dec. 7 incident...

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

Woman gets probation in two drug, traffic cases

District Attorney Will Furse and Montezuma County Judge JenniLynn Lawrence agreed Wednesday that the series of cases against Marque Lopez stem from substance addiction. The 26-year-old Montezuma...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resident with shotgun chases off suspect in police chase

A man who allegedly sped away from a Cortez police officer while being held at gunpoint was later chased off a rural Montezuma County property by a homeowner with a shotgun in early February....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrating delays at Mental Health Institute come to Cortez

For the second time in three weeks, Montezuma County Judge JenniLynn Lawrence on Wednesday issued the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo a show cause order, forcing the institute to appear...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters called to pot shop as bagel goes up in smoke

A team of Cortez firefighters responded Friday afternoon to an overcooked bagel at marijuana dispensary Durango Organics. Responding to a report of a fire alarm, three Cortez Fire Protection...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Semitrailer driver cited in Pleasant View collision

The driver of a semitrailer was cited Friday morning after a collision with a water truck at County Road BB and U.S. Highway 491 south of Pleasant View. No injuries were reported, and the highway...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gym owner presents idea for Cortez youth sports complex

The owner of a downtown Cortez gymnastics studio pitched an ambitious concept of creating a large, multifunctional sports complex or field house geared toward youth activities at a Cortez Parks,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repeat City Market and library trespasser arrested on DUI

A Cortez man who was cited or arrested seven times in January for trespassing at City Market and the Cortez Public Library was arrested last week for DUI. Harry L. Bylilly, 46, is in custody at...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez arts committee creates mural brochures, walking tours

It’s hard to miss the more than 40 murals scattered throughout Cortez, but finding information on the public works of art hasn’t been so easy. That changed recently as the Cortez Public Arts...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez adopts incentive program to encourage development

Builders in Cortez could soon benefit from a one-year incentive program that waives or reduces fees to encourage development on legally platted and developed vacant lots throughout town. City...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council roundup: Golf business OK’d; injured councilman recovering

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday discussed and voted on a number of agenda items. Update on injured council member Mayor Karen Sheek said Councilman Mike Lavey will be in rehab in Grand Junction...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendants in Road G kidnapping bound over to district court

Two defendants in a Dec. 7 kidnapping and robbery case on County Road G have been bound over to 22nd Judicial District Court. Towaoc residents Clint Laner, 28, and Keshaun Begay, 20, waived their...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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