Can you hear me now: Cellphone coverage blanks out north of Mancos

MANCOS – At wits’ end with deteriorating Verizon cellphone service in her home 5 miles north of Mancos, Maria Tuxhorn sought help from The Journal to inquire why reception went south about three...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Lindsay memorial service

A memorial service and celebration for Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay will be held this Saturday at Parque de Vida in Cortez. A Cortez native and Montezuma-Cortez High School grad, Lindsay was a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed wilderness areas garner favor during Cortez forum

About three-quarters of attendees at a public forum examining a Denver Democrat’s proposal to create 33 wilderness areas in Colorado – including two in Montezuma County – supported the idea Monday...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunnery Sgt. Scott Koppenhafer honored in Cortez as ‘Marine’s Marine’

More than 400 people turned out for a memorial service for Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer on Monday in a ceremonial farewell at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Military honors were presented,...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local harriers compete in first annual Boggy Draw Bear Chase

Looking anything but rusty in his first cross-country meet of the prep season, Mancos High School sophomore Edgar Hernandez showed the type of conditioning and grit that could one day make him a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Eli Tomac finishes strong in Indiana motocross to cap his championship season

Eli Tomac of Cortez a posted a strong finish to the AMA Motocross season after winning the 450 class event Saturday at the Ironman National and adding a victory to his championship season. The...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoonal rains blocked in Southwest Colorado

Monsoonal rains did not materialize much this summer in the Four Corners, and the El Niño weather phenomenon that favors a wetter than normal winter is also over. “A more persistent high-pressure...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Welcome Center hosting open house

The Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez will have an open house in a week, and members of the public are invited to be “reintroduced” to the center and to see what’s new. The event is being hosted by...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dollar General considers new store near Cortez

Dollar General is considering opening a store south of Cortez. Developers recently informed county planners there is a potential opportunity for a 9,000-square-foot store on a parcel at the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango football dominates Montezuma-Cortez in exhibition

The Durango High School football team was perfect while its varsity starters were on the field Friday night against former rival Montezuma-Cortez. The backups held their own, too. One week before...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Are local government TV channels in danger?

Could Durango’s municipal government channel, DGOV, be in the early process of melting away? An order from the Federal Communications Commission issued earlier this month has officials not only in...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning for Mesa Verde horse roundup continues

A plan to roundup and remove a wild horse herd from Mesa Verde National Park is still in the review process, according to the Colorado Chapter of the National Mustang Association. The park is...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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