Cortez

Competency hearing scheduled for Cortez murder suspect

In a hearing Friday, the defense attorney for Cortez murder suspect Jeremiah Damron announced plans to challenge the findings of two mental health evaluations declaring Damron competent to proceed....

DATE: June 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 hours 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Tuesday, June 12 11 a.m. : A man was arrested at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., on two felony warrants. 1:41 p.m. : A woman was arrested at Montezuma County Combined Courts,...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Know your restaurants: May inspection reports

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Third Thursday market starts summer strong

The Cortez Third Thursday Market started on the first day of summer with a late afternoon sun shining on a big crowd and more vendors than ever. This is the third year the Cortez municipal...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Burro Fire grows slightly; crews work to reinforce fire lines

The Burro Fire east of Dolores grew 9 acres on Thursday, and crews continued on Friday to reinforce containment lines on its northwestern and southern sides. The fire remained at 53 percent...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drop-off deadline for Montezuma County primary ballots is Tuesday

The deadline to receive a primary election ballot in the mail was Monday, but voters can still participate by delivering their ballots to the drop box outside the Montezuma County Clerk and...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos imposes water restrictions amid drought conditions

The town of Mancos is implementing mild water use restrictions to prepare for potential shortages later this year. On June 14, Town Administrator Heather Alvarez announced that the town would be...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission gets update on land use code

On Wednesday, a pair of consultants gave the Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission their first glimpse of an updated land use code. The town has hired planning firm SAFEBuilt Studio to give its...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez plans July Fourth fireworks show; other towns cancel

Many Southwest Colorado towns have canceled their Fourth of July fireworks displays, but the show in Cortez will go on. After meeting Thursday morning with city officials and the Cortez Fire...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Burro Fire holding steady, but fuels are drying out

The Burro Fire had minimal growth overnight and continued to burn calmly on Thursday, four days after the weekend’s steady rain. “The rains really cooled it down,” said John Bearer, public...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County claims trails, roads on national forest

After analyzing historic maps, the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners asserts that numerous routes on the San Juan National Forest are under the jurisdiction of the counties where they are...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Stonefish-Lizard stage to host New Orleans singer on Saturday

Loungin’ Lizard and Stonefish Sushi and More will host the first concert on a new outdoor stage this Saturday, featuring New Orleans R&B singer Heidijo . After several months of construction on the...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News