Group forms to develop wildfire plan for McPhee Reservoir

A new wildfire risk-assessment group has formed to minimize impacts on the Upper Dolores River watershed and McPhee Reservoir. The goal is to identify valuable areas at high risk for wildfire...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carter again faces scrutiny over plan to demolish old M-CHS

Tear it down, or not tear it down? That was the question this week as city and school officials clashed again over the outcome of the former Montezuma-Cortez High School. Outgoing Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pacific storm brings fresh snowfall to Cortez area

The Journal The National Weather Service is predicting snow showers to end Wednesday morning and then redevelop in the afternoon as a series of Pacific storms tracks east across the Rockies. Expect...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faster Internet on the horizon for rural Southwest Colorado

Residents across the region can look forward to being a bit more plugged-in this year. New services from several providers, federal grants and a push from local agencies will fill some Internet...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservation easements protect threatened sage grouse

The threatened Gunnison sage grouse used to thrive on the sage brush plains in Dolores County. But as farms, roads, and subdivisions encroached on critical habitat, their numbers diminished,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez superintendent Carter announces resignation

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 Superintendent Alex Carter announced his resignation Friday in an email to teachers. In a 289-word email on Jan. 15, Carter told teachers that he has accepted an undisclosed...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

County considers changing code to avoid publishing legal notices

Certain public notices are legally required to be published in a qualified local newspaper, reported Montezuma County attorney John Baxter last week. The report came after Montezuma County...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Lady Panthers lose four straight in January

After starting the season 5-0, the Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers have dropped five consecutive games to fall to .500. The Lady Panthers are winless since returning from the holiday break, losing...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Civil complaint seeks cleanup of M&M Truck Stop site

The Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety has a filed civil action in district court demanding cleanup at the former M&M Truck Stop. In a four-page complaint filed in April with the 22nd...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez wrestling finds way past Durango

The Montezuma-Cortez wrestling team traveled to Durango High School on Thursday for a dual with the Demons for the Alumni Cup.The Panthers proved to be too tough for the Demons, as Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers bounce back with 80-70 win over Centauri

Luis Perry scored 25 points to lead the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers (3-6) to an 80-70 win over the Centauri Falcons (2-6) on Thursday night. The Panthers got out to a 14-9 first-quarter lead thanks...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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