Cortez

Panthers will face rival Bayfield in 2A football playoffs

It’s been worth the wait. Hours after their regular-season capping victory over Albuquerque Academy, the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers team had to sit and wait. For nearly 36 hours, the Panthers held...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Google Street View car spotted on Main Street

About 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Google Street View car passed down Main Street in Cortez and turned onto Mildred Road as it captured images and mapping data of the area. Google Street View is a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High turnout seen for midterm elections in Montezuma County

Montezuma County participation in the Nov. 6 midterm general election is already higher than the 2014 midterms, Clerk and Recorder Kim Percell said. “Turnout has been great. We’ve been very busy,”...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Hall opens call for local artwork

The city of Cortez has opened a call for local artists to submit work for a series of exhibits inside City Hall. Eighteen artists, including at least six photographers, will be selected to show...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez selects drought-tolerant, low-growing plants for medians

Selecting plants for the Main Street medians in downtown Cortez was not a decision made lightly. Cortez Parks Superintendent Mark Boblitt said the city was limited to plants that are...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez awards $27K to local nonprofits

Cortez has awarded $27,000 in grant funding to local nonprofits. The City Council in a workshop on Oct. 23 went down a list of 31 applications totaling $118,000 in funding requests and tentatively...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez to adopt water conservation plan in November

Water consumption in Cortez has decreased 38.5 percent since 1990, but for Public Works Director Phil Johnson, that’s still too high. A consumer uses about 200 gallons of water each day, down from...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man’s third attempt to overturn murder conviction fails

The Colorado Court of Appeals has not been swayed by a third attempt to invalidate a murder conviction from a Mancos man who shot and killed his ex-wife’s divorce attorney. On March 4, 2005, Aric...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Before changes, Kiva parents criticized school leadership for over a year

Emails obtained by The Journal show that parents complained about the leadership of the Children’s Kiva Montessori School for more than a year before the head of school and two board members...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Two girls may face charges after Cortez student is stabbed

A male Montezuma-Cortez High School student was stabbed in the leg in an assault on Friday near Walmart. Police say there are two juvenile female suspects. Cortez Police Lt. Andy Brock said Monday...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

A U.S. attorney has cleared the Montezuma County sheriff deputy who killed a man during a shootout in McElmo Canyon in February, but the deputy has been fired for violating department policy. Sgt....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Halloween events planned for Montezuma County

There are several options to celebrate Halloween in the area for adults and kids. On Oct. 26 at 6 p.m., there is a costume party at the Elks Lodge for adults 21 and over. There will be prizes for...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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