Cortez

Fiesta’s Luxury Loungers a hit at Cortez theater

The movie experience just got a lot more comfortable at the Fiesta theater in Cortez. Plush, reclining seating with snack trays were installed at the twin cinema, along with improved lighting, new...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual MORP sale draws ‘big fans of heritage apples’

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project held its annual heritage tree sale and fundraiser on June 15. Locals and heritage apple enthusiasts turned out to the MORP nursery along McElmo Canyon on a...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lindsay, Sitton and Barry win seats on Empire Electric board

A longtime local and two incumbents were elected to the Empire Electric Association board during Thursday’s election. Results were tallied Thursday evening at a packed annual meeting. Six...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge dismisses CO2 tax lawsuit against county

A group of interest owners of fractional carbon dioxide do not have legal standing in their lawsuit claiming overtaxation by Montezuma County because they are not the designated operator of the...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Be a champion of local news

When the Burro and Plateau fires broke out, The Journal was there, with daily updates for residents. When snowmelt pushed our rivers over the brink, The Journal was at the scene, reporting the...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mounted Patrol celebrates 2- year anniversary

This year, the Mounted Patrol unit for the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating its two-year anniversary. The Mounted Patrol was founded both as a way to promote a positive image of...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva meets Montezuma-Cortez School District conditions

After a year of financial and facilities-related obstacles, the Children’s Kiva Montessori School has met Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 requirements to reopen in fall. The charter school...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma school board discusses proposed mill levy override

As the November election draws nearer, the Montezuma-Cortez school board and staff are in talks about how to present a proposed mill levy override to help it pass this year. Staff members and...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire Electric board election is June 20

The Empire Electric Association Inc.’s board of directors election is Thursday, June 20. Voters can still drop their ballots up until 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Empire Electric main offices, 801 N....

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats make early bid to unseat Tipton with misleading ad

WASHINGTON – Cortez Republican Scott Tipton won re-election to the U.S. House less than a year ago, but Democrats have already started campaigning for his seat in the 2020 election. The Democratic...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Senior Center gets upgrades

The Montezuma County Senior Center has a new director and a new look, plus more upgrades and activities are planned. Director Jonathan Parker was recently hired to run the center, located at 107 N....

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners drop term limit ballot question

In two June meetings, the Montezuma County commissioners decided on the term limits issue, approved equipment purchases for the Sheriff’s Office, and discussed access to public lands. Commissioners...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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