Governor’s office explains spat

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office on Tuesday defended actions this week that put the Democratic governor at odds with the state’s Republican attorney general over federal standards for...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spruce Tree House closed after rockfall; study planned

Because of safety concerns relating to a recent rockfall, Spruce Tree House is temporarily closed, and a geologic site assessment will be completed. “The immediate goal of the project is to assess...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Angeles festival to screen Ute Mountain Ute teen film

An online fundraising campaign has been launched to help Ute Mountain Ute teens attend next month’s LA Skins Fest. Earlier this year, some 14 teens from Towaoc wrote, directed, produced and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Thank You Steele family grateful for support

The family of Steve Steele would like to thank everyone for their kindness during the loss of our loved one. A special heartfelt thanks to the SWMH ambulance crew, the EMT’s, Cortez Fire and...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Football roundup Panthers improve, but can’t stop Olathe in 31-6 loss

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Panthers held Olathe to 10 first-half points, but the Pirates put up 7 in the third quarter and 14 in the fourth to secure a 31-6 victory. The Panthers offense...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Montrose volleyball sweeps Panthers

After losing in three straight games to Fruita Monument on Friday, the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers continued to slide in the early stages of their match with Montrose on Saturday morning. The...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS, Dolores runners end season

Montezuma-Cortez and Dolores cross-country runners finished out their seasons last weekend during their regional races at Delta. While neither the Panthers or Bears qualified any runners for the...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

High School Highlights

Scoreboard Football M-CHS 6, Olathe 31 Dolores 0, Monte Vista 48 Dove Creek 18, Sargent 30 Mancos 40, Sangre de Cristo 34 Volleyball M-CHS vs. Fruita Monument L, 0-3 (15-25, 23-25, 16-25) M-CHS...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Police blotter

Friday, Oct. 16 10:28 a.m. - 3:37 p.m. A man was ticketed three times for open container and alcohol possession inside City Park. 8:07 a.m. A man was ticketed for alcohol possession at City Park...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Locals weigh in on Prop BB – the pot surplus

Recent online reaction among Journal readers was mixed regarding Proposition BB, a $66.1 million marijuana tax surplus. Last week, The Journal asked Facebook fans to weigh in on whether they...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Referendum 3A asks to continue Dolores Schools tax

Referendum 3A asks voters in the Dolores School District to continue a mill levy passed in 2008 for another eight years. The levy generates $390,000 per year, and if approved, taxes would stay at...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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