Briefs

Southwest Colorado counties become ‘rural jump-start zones’

Colorado Economic Development Commission approved Archuleta, Dolores, Montezuma and San Juan counties Sept. 21 as “rural jump-start zones.” Pueblo Community College is the designated...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan County recovery coordinator hired

Silverton resident Melanie Russek begins work this month as a part-time San Juan economic development/recovery coordinator. This position, funded by the Economic Development Administration with...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez library offers Thanksgiving crafts

The Journal The Cortez Public Library is offering a Thanksgiving program. “From now till Thanksgiving, children may drop by the Cortez Public Library and pick up a Thanksgiving-themed craft to take...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Forest has several temporary positions

The Journal The San Juan National Forest is looking to fill temporary fire positions for the 2018 season including jobs on engine, helitack, hand and hotshot crews; fire-use modules; as fire...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Education center seeks volunteers for English and GED program

The Journal The Adult Education Center is looking for experienced or retired teachers in Cortez to volunteer in its English and GED/high school equivalency program. The center will provide...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners gun club seeks missing flag

The Four Corners Rifle and Pistol Club is seeking a flag that was taken down without permission at the outdoor rifle range on U.S. Highway 160. Hal Shepherd, vice president of the club’s executive...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores ski swap is scheduled for Nov. 11

The Dolores Ski and Sport Swap will be held on Nov. 11 at the Dolores Community Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gear drop-off is Nov. 10 from 4-8 p.m. at the community center. This is your last chance...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Meeting on McPhee boat access planned for Nov. 15

There will be a public meeting on McPhee Reservoir access and boat inspections on Nov. 15 at the Cortez Conference Center Destination Grill at 6 p.m. Access from the Sage Hen area will also be...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Engineer plans presentation on Pompeii water systems

The Journal Wayne Lorenz will present “Ancient Pompeii – Archaeological Features of Water Systems” at the next meeting of the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society. The meeting is on Wednesday,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County health office seeks schools’ help with survey

The Journal The Montezuma County Health Department announced on Monday that it is collaborating with unnamed “community shareholders” to conduct a health assessment survey. “We will be running the...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez to host suicide prevention meeting

The Journal A Suicide Prevention Community Summit has been scheduled at Montezuma-Cortez High School on Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. “This event is an opportunity to learn about suicide prevention...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Hazmat exercise planned for Cortez Middle School

The Journal The Montezuma-Cortez School District announced Tuesday that the Re-1 safety team and The Cortez Fire and Police Department will conduct a hazmat practice drill at Cortez Middle School...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education