Lady Panthers battle with Bayfield

It would’ve been easy for the Montezuma-Cortez volleyball team to play timid against the Bayfield Wolverines. It would’ve been understandable as well. Bayfield was ranked No. 7 in the state in...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sheriff seeks additional deputies, jailers in budget

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is seeking a 2017 budget increase from county commissioners to hire four new deputies and six new jailers.The sheriff cites an increase in crime and service...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-energy Latin-American Duo del Sol will heat up auditorium

Guitarist Tom Farrell and violinist Javier Orman of Duo del Sol have been described as “avant-sonic acrobats” by LA Weekly and as a band with “exceptional genius” by I Am Entertainment Magazine....

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Homespun Supper brings in Santa Fe chefs

For the upcoming Homespun Supper, Montezuma School to Farm director Zoë Nelsen recruited her food-loving father and brother to deliver a memorable experience with Saturday's Homespun Supper.Michael...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Crow Canyon hosts archaeological conference

A Dolores-based archeology organization is hosting a three-day conference at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center from Oct. 25-29 in Cortez. “Before Borders: Revealing the Greater Southwest’s...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Osprey Packs’ local sale is Friday in Cortez

The Osprey Packs local sale starts this Friday at 7 a.m., and company representative Sam Mix says get there early. “There’s always a line outside, and it’s first-come, first-serve,” he said. This...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local fighters get redemption in Towaoc

Redemption was sweet for Cortez mixed martial artists Anthony Chavez and Joey Trevino during King of the Cage’s return to the Ute Mountain Casino. After losing bouts in Towaoc during King of the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Cortez housing projects miss out on state tax credits

Though two potential low-income housing development projects in Cortez were not awarded state tax credits earlier this fall, developers for both projects say they’re still invested in the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boutique Air hosts grand opening in Cortez

Kids and adults toured a new airplane Wednesday as Boutique Air hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Cortez Municipal Airport. Boutique Air CEO Shawn Simpson introduced the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council endorses demolition of old high school

Cortez City Council members voted at their meeting Tuesday to approve a resolution endorsing the effort to demolish the retired Montezuma-Cortez High School. The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Diversion program bounces criminal cases out of court

Kelsey Beaver was arrested in June 2015 on suspicion of having 3 ounces of marijuana with the intent to distribute.Instead of reaching a plea deal or going to trial, her case was “diverted” out of...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panthers football tries to rebound against Gunnison

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers football team plays today in Gunnison, and Journal reporter Jardyn Angell will be there with a live report.  

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