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

Search for missing snowmobiler at Groundhog Reservoir is suspended

The Dolores County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that recovery operations for Ronald Wallace, Jr. have been suspended. Wallace, 37, was on a snowmobile trip at Grooundhog Reservoir on Sunday, Dec....

DATE: Dec. 21, 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. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Mesa Verde park staff reports a big luminaria night

Thank you to everyone who attended the photography night and the 2015 Holiday Open House at Mesa Verde on December 9th and 10th, respectively. On December 9th, 185 vehicles were counted traveling...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Church looking for Nativity characters

For The Journal The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring a Live Nativity on Dec. 21-24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in front of the church at 1600 E. Empire St., in Cortez. This event...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Engagement: Kocsis – Rosenbaugh

Troy and Mary Rosenbaugh of Dolores, Colorado, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Michelle Rosenbaugh to Steven Lee Kocsis, U.S. Army Fort Carson, son of Betty Kocsis...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Milestones

Dolores grad completes basic training

For the Journal U.S. Air Force Airman Dustin L. Rosenbaugh graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 8. Rosenbaugh completed an eight-week...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Cortez library, Sunflower to show ‘Best of Enemies’

For the Journal The Cortez Public Library and Sunflower Theatre will show the documentary film “Best of Enemies” on Monday, Jan. 11. “Best of Enemies” is a documentary about the legendary series of...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Lady Panthers drop first game

The Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers split games on Friday and Saturday to head into Christmas break with a 5-1 record. On Friday, the Panthers stayed undefeated, beating Navajo Prep, 45-35. “We...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Court briefs

Court hears armed robbery case Shelby Mudgett, 25, address unknown, was sentenced to 24 months of supervised probation with an educational stipulation in connection to an armed robbery in July. She...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer rates adjusted

Jimmer’s Backcountry BBQ has been paying nearly $120 per month in sewer fees. In the New Year, the rate is expected to drastically decrease. At a special Cortez Sanitation District (CSD) meeting in...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drilling limited in Montezuma County

At a public workshop last week, Montezuma County gave a tutorial on oil and gas development in the area and heard from residents on the matter. The meeting centered on a Bureau of Land Management...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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