Winter snowfall gets off to a good start

Snowfall in Cortez this winter has surpassed the total for all of last winter, said Jim Andrus, local weather observer for the National Weather Service. As of Dec. 6, winter snowfall measured 11.8...

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

Paper lanterns brighten Four Seasons for Luminaria Night

A trail of paper lanterns lined the sidewalks surrounding the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery on Saturday night, guiding hundreds of guests to live music and holiday festivities at the annual...

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

‘37 Postcards’ takes Sunflower stage this weekend

This weekend, Sunflower Theatre Troupe presents “37 Postcards,” a local play that suggests you can, in fact, go home again, though you just never know what you’re going to find, Jodi Jahrling said...

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

Gas well leaks wastewater in Canyons of Ancients National Monument

A gas well in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in October spilled about 3,150 gallons of wastewater onto the ground, according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Journal’s Angel Tree helps spread holiday generosity

The holiday spirit is alive at The Journal office in downtown Cortez with the addition of the annual Angel Tree, part of the Piñon Project’s Christmas for Kids 2018 program. From Thanksgiving to...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 14 hours 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather service warns of dense fog, icy roads

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. Locations include Cortez, Dolores, Dove Creek and Mancos. Visibility is expected to be a quarter-mile or...

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

Co-defendant in burglary case struggles to find conflict-free attorney

A burglary case with six co-defendants has led to some difficulties in finding an attorney for Darrell W. Perez, an inmate at Montezuma County Detention Center awaiting plea hearings in five...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Nov. 28 9:46 a.m. : A woman at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., was served a warrant for failure to appear and was transported to Montezuma County Detention Center, 730...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: For the record

November restaurant reports are in

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: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Wanted felon takes Sheriff’s Office on 25-mile car chase

Robert Marquez, a wanted violent felon known to sell and abuse drugs, led Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office personnel on a 25-mile car chase reaching speeds of 105 mph on Nov. 29. A deputy and...

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

Fiber project in Cortez raises questions about federal involvement

Five years after starting its quest for citywide broadband internet, Cortez is looking to private companies for help and is receiving unclear signals from the federal government. Broadband access...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez seeks public-private partnership on fiber optics

The city of Cortez on Dec. 5 issued a request for proposals seeking a qualified fiber-to-home company to partner with the city to deliver a fiber optic internet connection to all homes and...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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