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Lance McDaniel is appointed to Montezuma-Cortez school board

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board has appointed Lance McDaniel to fill a vacant board seat for District A . The board interviewed McDaniel and Tiffany Cheney in public for the position Sept....

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enrollment numbers are in, and Fort Lewis College is pleased

Enrollment for fall 2018 at Fort Lewis College came in at 3,317 students, which is two students fewer than fall 2017 – a number the school sees as stabilization after several years of larger...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Citizen scientists enlisted to research monarch butterfly mystery

There’s a mystery surrounding the embattled monarch butterfly’s ways in Southwest Colorado, and researchers across the country are asking residents here to help solve it. Each fall, millions of...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire north of Nucla grows to 32,645 acres

The Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla continued to grow this week, reaching 32,645 acres on Wednesday and forcing additional road closures and a stepped-up firefighting effort. On Sunday, the Grand...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County candidates attend third forum

Candidates for the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners discussed their views on an array of topics during the League of Women’s Voters forum Tuesday in the Kiva Room at the Montezuma Combined...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Harvest Beer Festival attracts 600 to park

The trifecta of craft beer, live music and land preservation attracted more than 600 people to the 20th Annual Harvest Beer Festival put on by Montezuma Land Conservancy recently in Cortez. The...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Fall is in the air and on the passes

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two of Colorado’s largest trees burn in 416 Fire

Two of the largest trees in the state of Colorado fell victim to the flames of the 416 Fire, a flyover of the burn scar revealed last week. Since the outbreak of the 416 Fire in June, forest...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Monsoons a bust this summer

It’s official: The monsoon has been declared a bust. “Oh yeah, it was bust,” said Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction . “Definitely not a good...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

The Journal Tuesday, Sept. 11 2:45 p.m. : A man at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., was served a Delta County warrant. 2:45 p.m. : A man who was contacted in the parking...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Lewis-Arriola fire district asks for tax increase

The Lewis-Arriola Fire Protection District will ask voters for a mill levy increase in the November election to stabilize its budget. The volunteer fire department currently has a mill levy of 3.09...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Logging returns to the San Juan Mountains

Commercial logging is making a comeback in the San Juan Mountains. Stagnant over the past decade, Matt Janowiak, district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service’s Columbine district, said timber sales...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News