Cortez

Dolores family honors five brothers who fought in World War II

About 100 relatives and friends of the Butler clan gathered at the family farm on Saturday to dedicate a memorial to five brothers who fought in World War II. Kathie Butler recently opened the...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 13 hours 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortez...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM officials battle lightning-caused fire near Dove Creek

A lightning-caused fire in the Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Area near Mancos showed no growth on Friday, but another small fire has sprung up near Dove Creek. The Hilltop Fire started on the...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez public art committee recommends first City Hall art purchases

After seven months of planning and discussion, the Cortez Public Art Committee is ready to make its first art purchase recommendations for City Hall. On Wednesday, the advisory committee voted to...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

American Legion hosts Summerfest Carnival July 20-21

The inaugural Cortez Summerfest Carnival will take place July 20 and 21 at the American Legion grounds located at 320 N. Harrison Street. The new fundraiser event features carnival rides, games,...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Sanitation District appoints new director

On Monday the Cortez Sanitation District’s board of directors appointed a new member, filling one of two long-empty positions. The board voted unanimously to appoint Leroy Roberts, a Cortez...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clarks waive hearings in Cortez drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter plea agreements. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gee willikers! Bear visits liquor store south of Cortez

DATE: July 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ash blamed for fish kill in Animas River

An ash flow likely caused a small fish kill in the Animas River north of Durango, and it is likely more fish will die as ash flows into the river from the 416 Fire burn scar. Leah Espinosa and her...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

For Pets’ Sake summer wine festival is July 21

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society will host its 11th annual Summer Wine Festival 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Cliffrose Garden Center just east of Cortez on U.S. Highway 160. “Party with Ric...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez City Council votes to rename BMX track after Baxter family

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted to name the Cortez BMX track after the family of operators Mark and Stacey Baxter. The Cortez Parks and Recreation Department has been considering a new...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sports physicals to be offered at Montezuma-Cortez High School

By Ian MacLaren For the Journal Students interested in obtaining sports physicals are encouraged to show up at the Southwest Medical Group’s School-Based Health Center located at Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports