Cortez

Emergency crews respond to fire alarm, then suicide threat

Two incidents kept local emergency crews busy on Friday. About 10 a.m., a fire alarm triggered an evacuation at Cortez-Montezuma High School. More than 600 students and all staff were safely...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community college kicks off school year

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan String Band to perform at Cortez Public Library

The Journal The San Juan String Band is scheduled to perform at the Cortez Public Library on Sept. 5 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on early release Wednesday. The band will help the library launch its...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickup crashes head-on with Montezuma County gravel truck

A Lewis driver faces a DUI charge after a head-on collision with a loaded Montezuma County gravel truck west of Dolores on Aug. 15, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The eastbound Ford F-250,...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez’s football game moved to Dolores

Because of wind damage at Panther Field, Friday’s Montezuma-Cortez High School football game against Bloomfield on Aug. 24 will be held at Dolores High School. It starts at 7 p.m. Friday, M-CHS...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

The Bridge Shelter plans September groundbreaking

The Bridge Shelter announced on Monday that it will host a public groundbreaking for its new building on Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. The shelter, which was designed by RMBA Architects of Durango, will be...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez school board will not ask for mill levy increase

The Montezuma-Cortez Board of Education has decided against asking voters for a mill levy increase in November. The unanimous vote was made at Tuesday’s regular meeting after a discussion concluded...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribes to rebury ancient remains found by hiker near Dolores

Native American tribal leaders with ancestral ties to the region will conduct a reburial ceremony for ancient human remains found near Dolores on the San Juan National Forest, officials say....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trouble for Colorado?

A new forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation shows signs that water levels at Lake Mead, which supplies water to three southwestern states and northern Mexico, could drop so low by next year...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores museum features astronomy events in September

The public is invited to two astronomy events at the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor’s Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184, Dolores. On Sept. 1, astronaut Rick Hieb will present “Space...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

At home with lions: how to stay safe

A house cat was eaten by a mountain lion trapped in a Boulder home. Another was struck by a car when it tried to dash across I-70 near Glenwood Springs. Encounters like these are increasingly...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to Los Angeles flight to end Sept. 1

Seasonal Durango to Los Angeles flights offered Saturdays will end Sept. 1, and there are no plans to increase their frequency or to extend them beyond the summer. Nichelle Tait, a spokeswoman with...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News