Merry Moon: Rare full moon on Christmas Day

If you gazed up into the sky on Christmas Eve, and you might have seen something rare weaving through the clouds. And, no, it wasn’t Santa. He and his reindeers will have already zoomed across the...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas scene

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm alerts are extended into Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until 9 a.m. Saturday for the San Juan and Abajo Mountains, and a winter storm advisory for lower elevations until 6 p.m. Friday. In...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends, acquaintances help ease grief

We have made it seven months without our beloved Michael, and we continue to miss him everyday. His passing leaves an empty place in our hearts that will never be filled. In our grief, however, we...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Reindeer display

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Life beneath the snow and ice

By Gabrielle Morey SJMA Education Outreach Director During a Southwestern winter, our local animals have many survival strategies – they may migrate, hibernate, or adapt their lives to the new...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Cortez students lag state test results

Cortez students at every grade level lag average Colorado scores by nearly 20 percentage points in meeting or exceeding expectations in English and math, according to test results from the 2014-15...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Tangled mess of semis and vehicles’ shuts down U.S. 491

By Jim MimiagaThe Journal“It was a tangled mess of semis and vehicles,” said Lewis-Arriola Fire Chief George Deavers.Deavers was one of the first on the scene Wednesday afternoon after at least...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

Email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Shutdown strands drivers, keeps officers on their toes

A 19-vehicle accident on U.S. 491 south of Pleasant View shut down the highway from County Road Z to Dove Creek on Wednesday night, creating traffic jams and additional crashes on the detour route,...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sports briefs

Swimming results M-CHS @ Montrose Invite 50 Free Samantha Bagge, 3rd (27.68) Kayla Hageman, 7th (29.68) Keyana Matteson, 20th (31.86) Racheal Cox, 30th (34.96) Autumn Van Bibber, 38th (36.88)...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Winter storm provides an early start to a white Christmas

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday above 6,000 feet in the Upper Dolores River, Animas River and San Juan River basins. Including the cities of Cortez, Dove Creek,...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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