Thank You Letter: Thanks for continuing Dolores school tax

Dear Dolores School District Community,Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!We cannot thank you enough for your continued financial support of our schools. The news of the resounding support for the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Forest announces rest room closures

Vandalism and lack of use of two forest rest rooms will result in their removal, reported Derek Padilla, district ranger for the Dolores district. The bathrooms at Sage Hen near Dolores and Dry...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wetherills’ history depicts friendly relations with Natives

When the Wetherills arrived in the Mancos Valley in 1879, they brought a humanitarian ethic that clashed with U.S. Indian policy, said relative and historian Harvey Leake. Leake, whose...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County, forest wrangle over Dolores-Norwood Road

A road-maintenance and jurisdiction dispute has been unfolding between Montezuma County and the San Juan National Forest over the Dolores-Norwood Road. Forest Road 526 begins two miles north of the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firewise teaches property mitigation

During a recent demonstration and tour near Dolores, Firewise of Southwest Colorado explained how to effectively and safely mitigate fire hazards on private property. A dozen local landowners...

DATE: Nov. 11, 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: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Community unites to honor its veterans

After a year of controversy over the site of the city’s annual Veterans Day parade, Cortez residents and veterans were treated to two events on Wednesday – a Main Street procession and the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gail’s Garden: Now’s a good time to prepare for spring

If you haven’t already done so, early November is your last chance to busily prepare for winter and that means it’s time to get your yard in shape for the upcoming cold and snow as well. Winterizer...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Colorado master gardener program begins Jan. 28

For the Journal The Colorado Master Gardener Program, an 11-week course that focuses on non-commercial, home gardener, begins on Jan. 28. The training includes lawn, plant, tree, vegetable care,...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Where nuns are ranch hands

Sister Magdalena Berndlmaier’s veil wafts in the morning wind, as she swerves and jostles in the Kubota tractor and then pulls to a stop at a shed. She listens intently while Sister Gertrude Read...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Sanitation withholds payment on N. Broadway manholes

Sanitation officials are withholding final payment on a nearly $750,000 North Broadway sewer line project because of subpar manholes. After a lengthy discussion this week, Cortez Sanitation...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recycling fundraiser Nov. 14

The Four Corners Recycling Initiative began organizing and managing local drop-off services in 2008. They found success, suffered some growing pains and tapped into a community desire to recycle...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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