Cortez

Burro Fire likely to have minor increase in erosion, runoff

Fire recovery specialists predict a minor increase in erosion and runoff resulting from the Burro Fire, which scorched 4,866 acres in Bear Creek Canyon northeast of Dolores. In July, members of a...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoon rains a no-show so far in Southwest Colorado

Despite a modest amount of rainfall in Southwest Colorado over the past few weeks, weather observers say there has been no sign of a typical monsoon pattern settling into the region. “We’ve seen...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest passes mammography inspection with flying colors

Southwest Memorial Hospital has passed its 35th FDA Mammography Quality Standards Act inspection without deficiencies, spokeswoman Haley Saunders said in a press release. “Our dedicated team of...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire 93 percent contained

The Plateau Fire burning 6 miles north of Dolores grew to 16,300 acres over the weekend but is 93 percent contained, fire officials said Sunday during a community meeting. A gap in containment on...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

WildEdge Brewing Collective is the People’s Choice at Pine River Brewfest

The WildEdge Brewing Collective of Cortez was voted People’s Choice brewery during the first annual Pine River Brewfest Saturday at Eagle Park in Bayfield. The brewfest featured regional brews and...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fairgrounds ‘a petting zoo’ of Plateau Fire evacuees

The fair is over, but animals returned to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds last week as evacuees of the threatening Plateau Fire north of Dolores. About 45 alpacas, 25 goats, some chickens and a...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire hits 16,300 acres; pre-evacuation lifted

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday lifted the pre-evacuation notice for the Plateau Fire, which has burned 16,300 acres north of Dolores since July 22. Containment reached 93 percent...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Moccasin Mesa Fire is contained; Mesa Verde assumes command

The Moccasin Mesa Fire, burning in Mesa Verde National Park, remained at 185 acres on Friday and was fully contained. An infrared mapping flight found no measurable heat, although ground forces...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire hits 13,084 acres; crews extend fire lines

The Plateau Fire north of Dolores expanded aggressively this week, jumping control lines, expanding forest closures and triggering voluntary pre-evacuation orders for residents on the mesa north of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

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DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grazing on the Glade adjusted

The San Juan National Forest plans to adjust grazing management for cattle ranchers in the Glade area north of Dolores for long-term range health, according to a recently released draft record of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Farmers Market to host Aloha Club, bingo game

The Journal The Cortez Farmers Market will celebrate National Farmers Market Day on Aug. 11 with a game of farmers market bingo and a musical performance by the Aloha Club. To play bingo, go to the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News