Telluride student earns congressional recognition from Tipton

The Congressional Award is Congress’ nonpartisan, noncompetitive, voluntary award program for young Americans between the ages of 13 and 24. Braving Tuesday’s snow, Telluride native and Dartmouth...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet leans toward vote to convict Trump if inquiry goes to Senate

Democratic Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet said he plans to vote to convict President Donald Trump if the House impeachment inquiry goes to a vote in the Senate. “If the facts don’t change, I think...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chamber to host Power Breakfast

The Journal The December Power Breakfast is 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at First National Bank, 2258 E. Main St. Park in the adjacent large lot, not the main lot. Power Breakfast is a monthly...


City of Cortez approves proposed budget

The Cortez City Council approved the proposed 2020 budget at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The budget development process began in July, with two budget-related work sessions Nov. 5 and 6....

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County opposes plan to bring wolves to Colorado

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners has passed a resolution opposing any plan to reintroduce wolves into Colorado. The resolution claims wolves would threaten livestock, big game...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

No Cortez trash pickup on Thanksgiving

There will be no trash pickup on Thanksgiving Day in Cortez, because of high winds that led to the early closure of the Montezuma County Landfill. The landfill closed early Wednesday and was closed...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s next after the failure of Proposition CC?

With the defeat of Proposition CC, voters ensured taxpayer refunds and the periodic legislative exercise in avoiding them are here to stay. The 2020 budget cycle is shaping up to be no exception....

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

HIV-prevention funding slashed in Colorado as diagnoses grow

An alert went out to health agencies in late summer: the number of Coloradans diagnosed with HIV was on the rise, especially women. The state health department is now predicting 455 people will...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

School district, community respond to 4A’s failure

The Re-1 school district’s proposed tax increase failed this November, and the district is trying to figure out how to move forward in its push to attract and retain teachers. Ballot Measure 4A...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thanksgiving feast warms the community

As a winter storm brewed outside, hundreds of community members enjoyed a warm Thanksgiving dinner with a side of good company at the cozy dining hall of the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | UPDATED: 16 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez declares school board vacancy

The Montezuma-Cortez school board is currently one member down and is seeking candidates to fill the vacancy. The open seat comes after Kara Suckla decided not to seek reelection in the latest...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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