Lopez gets six years for sex assault on child

Before handing Nicholas Lopez a six-year sentence Friday, Montezuma District Court Judge Todd Plewe called Lopez a coward for refusing to make good on a promise he had made in his plea agreement....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek murder trial set to start in Durango this fall

A man suspected of strangling his girlfriend 1½ years ago in Dove Creek was scheduled Friday for a two-week trial to begin late November in 6th Judicial District Court. William Blackburn Jr., 46,...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s U.S. attorney stepping down after 6 years

DENVER – U.S. Attorney John Walsh, Colorado’s top federal prosecutor during the state’s trailblazing experiment in legal marijuana, is stepping down. Walsh, who served for six years, announced his...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Durango mother charged in fatal head-on crash

A Durango woman has been charged with careless driving causing death as the result of a head-on crash that killed her 8-year-old daughter. Neysha Candelaria, 32, also is charged with not using...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monday is Colorado Day, and state parks have free admission

For the Journal Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free park entrance to active-duty military as well as veterans in August. Eligible individuals may get their pass in advance at any CPW...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado represented at Democratic convention in Philadelphia

DENVER – Colorado was well represented Thursday for the historic moment when Hillary Clinton become the first woman to win a major party’s nomination for president. Gov. John Hickenlooper told the...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Young Cortez riflewoman earns a trip to Washington, D.C.

By Jim Mimiaga The Journal Competitive shooter Kayleen Bowie, of Cortez, hit the bull’s-eye this summer when she was awarded a seven-day trip to Washington D.C., courtesy of the National Rifle...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Environmental concerns realized at New Mexico well-site fire

A recent fire at an oil production site in New Mexico provided environmental advocacy groups with fodder for a long-standing argument: Federal agencies must weigh all impacts of mineral extraction...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes receive $871,000 housing grant

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe will get $871,000 to help fight homelessness with the South Towaoc Permanent Supportive Housing project. The money is part of $9 million in grants that the state...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fair brings out Montezuma’s most colorful stars

Next week is one of my favorites of the year! It’s Montezuma County Fair week, and with the fair comes the annual Flower Show. It’s easy to get involved. The rules are simple. All flowers must be...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Lady Panthers host soccer camp

The Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers soccer program hosted a youth soccer camp this week at Parque de Vida. Around 15 boys and girls took part in the morning clinic that included different skill work...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Bri Suckla, Stormi Pitman and Kody Gregory return from the National High School Rodeo Finals

Bri Suckla, Stormi Pitman and Kody Gregory have returned from the National High School Rodeo Finals in Gillette, Wyoming. The NHSFR, which claims to be the world’s largest rodeo featuring...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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