Cortez Celtic Fair canceled, rescheduled for 2021

The third annual Cortez Celtic Fair has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and rescheduled for 2021. The summer event , which celebrates Celtic heritage and raises money for local...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juneteenth holiday honored in Cortez

At Cortez Veterans Park Friday, about 40 people attended the Juneteenth holiday event that honors the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. The commemoration is widely celebrated...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire crews reach 90% containment on Loading Pen Fire near Dolores

The Loading Pen Fire near Stoner in the Dolores River Valley remained at 42 acres Friday and was 90% contained, fire officials said, and more than half the firefighters who have been working on it...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain RV Park south of Cortez set for Monday reopening

Ute Mountain Casino Hotel plans to reopen Sleeping Ute RV Park beginning Monday, and the 90-room hotel, gift shop and Kuchu’s Restaurant later this summer. Revising an earlier announcement,...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Free wildfire risk assessments offered

Alex Graf, of Wildfire Adapted Partnership, this week encouraged homeowners to sign up for free wildfire risk assessments. During a site visit, staff will identify potential for structural...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah monuments welcome new manager

Vernon Cody has been hired as the new superintendent of Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments in southeast Utah. Cody has more than 27 years of National Park Service experience and...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuation orders lifted for Montezuma and La Plata counties

Evacuations ordered during the East Canyon Fire were lifted Thursday in Montezuma and La Plata counties. Most Montezuma County residents evacuated because of the 2,700-acre wildfire can return to...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument tours ramp up

Residents and visitors can learn about Native American history and archeology while exploring nature with new tours being offered by Southwest Colorado Canyons Association. “It is a fun way to...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Type 2 team sets up at Montezuma County Fairgrounds

The Rocky Mountain Blue Type 2 team taking over management of the East Canyon Fire is setting up headquarters at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. During an operations briefing Tuesday, local and...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Many evacuees prepared for approaching East Canyon Fire

Robert Daulton, who lives in East Canyon, said he had plenty of time to evacuate. “All is good, we’re camping out in the forest,” he told The Journal in a telephone interview Tuesday. He had gone...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tri-Chambers mobilize for Montezuma County businesses

As social-distancing restrictions start to lift and life resumes once more, businesses are mobilizing to adapt to a changing world. And the Montezuma County Tri-Chambers of Commerce, which consists...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters suppressing Loading Pen Fire near Dolores

Fifty firefighters with air support are fighting the Loading Pen Fire located 17 miles northeast of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest, and additional crews have been ordered. A local Type 3...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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