Cortez

Moccasin Mesa Fire is contained; Mesa Verde assumes command

The Moccasin Mesa Fire, burning in Mesa Verde National Park, remained at 185 acres on Friday and was fully contained. An infrared mapping flight found no measurable heat, although ground forces...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire hits 13,084 acres; crews extend fire lines

The Plateau Fire north of Dolores expanded aggressively this week, jumping control lines, expanding forest closures and triggering voluntary pre-evacuation orders for residents on the mesa north of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

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DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grazing on the Glade adjusted

The San Juan National Forest plans to adjust grazing management for cattle ranchers in the Glade area north of Dolores for long-term range health, according to a recently released draft record of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Farmers Market to host Aloha Club, bingo game

The Journal The Cortez Farmers Market will celebrate National Farmers Market Day on Aug. 11 with a game of farmers market bingo and a musical performance by the Aloha Club. To play bingo, go to the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pre-evacuation notices issued north of Dolores

A pre-evacuation notice has been issued for residents north of Dolores as the Plateau Fire, burning 5 miles to the north on the San Juan National Forest, continues to grow. The notice affects all...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High country an enticing allure, but are people prepared?

An online search for Ice Lakes brings up thousands of pictures of alluring turquoise-blue alpine lakes. The hike northwest of Silverton in San Juan County is increasing in popularity because of...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Cortez Adult Education Center starts fall ESL and GED classes on Aug. 27

The Journal The Cortez Adult Education Center will start fall English as a Second Language and GED/High School Equivalency classes on Aug. 27. Class registration will be Tuesdays, starting Aug. 7...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attorney general candidate says opponent lacks necessary experience

George Brauchler, the 48-year-old Republican candidate for attorney general, said Tuesday that despite the partisan issues clouding the political climate, his party allegiance won’t stand in the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

TOPS weight-loss group installs new officers to ‘Sound of Chapter Music’

The Journal The Cortez chapter of the national weight-loss group Take Off Pounds Sensibly held its installation ceremony on Aug. 3. The theme for the installation was “The Sound of Chapter Music.”...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire north of Dolores grows to 5,750 acres

The Plateau Fire intensified on Monday, growing to 5,750 acres as the fire made short runs through crowns of trees and torched groups of others. The fire also moved down canyon with northerly...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Year’s first human cases of West Nile virus reported in Colorado

The Journal Colorado’s first two human cases of the sometimes fatal West Nile virus in 2018 have been reported in Weld and Delta counties. An adult resident of Mead fell ill on July 27 and was...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News