Cortez

Learn about native plants at Carpenter Trail

Visitors to the Carpenter Natural Area can now learn more about native and non-native plants, trees and shrubs thanks to interpretive signs installed along the concrete trail this Fall. Local...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez retail association eying band stand at Montezuma Park

After three years of bands playing on the grass at Montezuma Park during the Third Thursday summer market, the Cortez Retail Enhancement Association is ready to shell out $30,000 for a band stand....

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Per capita marijuana sales in Montezuma County twice as high as La Plata

As Colorado’s marijuana industry continues to grow, per capita recreational sales in Montezuma County in the first eight months of 2018 were nearly double per capita sales in neighboring La Plata...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fashion show raises money for local cancer patients

Cancer patients in Montezuma and Dolores counties will get a boost from the thousands of dollars raised on Thursday night at the eighth annual Pretty in Pink Fashion Show just north of Cortez. The...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

September inspections: Taste of India, Thai Cortez, Absolute Bakery and more

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: Oct. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Alternative high school gets new campus

A lesser known charter school in Cortez is gaining in popularity and has recently moved to a larger campus. GOAL Academy High School, 2531 E. Main St., is an accredited multidistrict online charter...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school district is rebranding

The Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 school board on Tuesday approved $63,469 of spending from the district’s capital projects fund and heard a presentation about the district’s rebranding...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Hall now 100% solar powered

The city of Cortez has installed enough solar panels on the roof of City Hall to annually produce as much energy as the facility consumes. Shaw Solar, a solar contracting company based in Durango,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS softball is off to the state 3A tournament

The Montezuma-Cortez High School softball team is en route to Aurora for its state 3A championship. The team left at 9 a.m. Thursday for the eight-hour drive. The team, seeded No. 15 in the 3A...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New $4 million fire station opens in Cortez

The community marveled at the new $4 million main fire station of the Cortez Fire Protection District during a packed open house Oct. 12. The modern, two-story red brick building at 31 N....

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit executive bound over on theft charges

Cheryl J. Beene, the former executive director of a Cortez nonprofit that serves victims of domestic violence, was bound over in Montezuma County District Court on Wednesday on charges of stealing...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Four indicted on federal charges after Montezuma pot raids

Four suspects have been indicted on felony charges more than a month after a multi-agency raid of a large marijuana operation in Montezuma County. Jimmy Dang, Lisa Yang, Qi Lin Wu and Sang Teng...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News