Republican resolution could help climate

As a science educator and resident living near Cortez, I am thrilled and relieved to see that 11 Republican Congressmen have co-sponsored the historic Gibson resolution on climate change. Climate...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Master leasing plan good for community

I am writing in response to, “Montezuma County irked by BLM map,” (Journal, Sept. 29). We’ve all come to know and love the public lands here in our backyard in Montezuma County. Whether mountain...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

U.S. official confirms investigation on Ute Mountain Ute reservation

A U.S. Justice Department spokesperson has confirmed that federal officials are actively investigating a case on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation southwest of Cortez. After receiving a tip about a...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local 4-H members win big at Colorado State Fair

Local 4-H members from throughout Montezuma County earned the opportunity to send their projects to the Colorado State Fair by being first in their division and age group at the Montezuma County...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Panther paint

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports


County landfill hosts food drive The Montezuma County landfill will be hosting a food drive on Saturday, Oct. 3. In lieu of payment for dumping, customers can pay with nonperishable food items that...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmentalists stop grazing on monument

A coalition of environmental groups have forced public land managers to delay a grazing permit decision on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Grand Canyon Trust, Western Watershed Project,...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS runners compete in GJ

The Montezuma-Cortez cross-country team raced at the Anna Banana Memorial Wildcat Invitational in Grand Junction on Saturday, Sept. 26. Going into the race, head coach Paul Koops said he expected...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Heli-skiing plan hits delay

DENVER – Federal officials are conducting an environmental review stemming from a proposal to diversify terrain for helicopter skiing at Silverton Mountain. The review – conducted under the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Purgatory plans Nov. 21 opening

Purgatory Resort is making a bold prediction that the start of the ski mountain’s 50th season will begin before Thanksgiving. A statement released Tuesday announced skiers will be able to hit the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Panthers outscore Bayfield, 5-3

There were five goals in the first half of Montezuma-Cortez’s home soccer game against Bayfield on Tuesday. And Panthers junior Manny Martinez was responsible for three of them. Colton Fine scored...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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