Cortez council approves marijuana, planning ordinances

Cortez City Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved on first reading an ordinance extending the permitted hours of operation for marijuana stores. The permitted hours will be from 8 a.m. to...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioners struggle to control noxious weeds

Noxious weeds have found a quick way to disperse their seeds throughout Montezuma County — irrigation ditches and canals. “They touch every irrigated area of the county,” commissioner Keenan Ertel...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court-improvement program returns to Montezuma County

People with business at the Montezuma County and District Courts on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, will be asked to participate in a program designed to help ensure the Colorado Judicial Branch is...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Top Obama officials head to Bluff for Bears Ears meeting

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other top officials from the Obama administration will host a public meeting in Bluff, Utah, on Saturday, July 16 to discuss future management of the Bears Ears...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet introduces wildfire-prevention bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., on Wednesday introduced a bill to provide more money for wildfire mitigation and prevention. The Wildfire Mitigation Assistance Act, which Bennet...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge reverses decision to close Rio Grande Southern Hotel

District Court Judge Todd Plewe has ruled that the town of Dolores erred in its action to close down the Rio Grande Southern Hotel in March 2015. Plewe ruled that the notice served on owner Susie...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton opponent Schwartz makes campaign stop in Cortez

State Sen. Gail Schwartz, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in November’s race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, on Wednesday promoted her views on reforming student...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Sanitation District plans small rate increase

Cortez Sanitation District board members on Monday discussed a rate increase next year of $1 per month for wastewater treatment up to 5,000 gallons.Board members Ryan Griglak and Tim Robinson were...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sage Hen fire cost $292,618 to fight, Forest Service says

The Sage Hen fire that burned 180 acres of private, county, and federal lands cost $292,618 to fight, according to the U.S. Forest Service.A Montezuma County sheriff report states that property...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five fiber cuts affected service in SW Colorado in June

Last month, a phone and internet outage left thousands of people in Southwest Colorado in the dark for hours.Now, The Journal has learned that five fiber line cuts in June affected service for...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local swim clubs finish top seven at Montrose

The Mesa Verde Aquatics Club and Cortez Leopard Sharks both made the journey to Montrose last weekend for the Montrose Marlins Summer Open. In a meet featuring 14 teams, both Cortez squads finished...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Lady Panthers host basketball camp at M-CHS

The Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers basketball program held its individual skills camp this week at M-CHS. M-CHS girls head coach John McHenry, assistant Brittney Whiteman, middle school coach Brad...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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