Cortez

Monday storm brings dangerous road conditions, crashes

Snow arrived in force Monday in Southwest Colorado, bringing avalanches at Telluride, chain laws on mountain passes, crashes on highways and delays at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. The...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 11 hours 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm plays havoc with roads, triggers avalanches at Telluride

Snow arrived as expected Monday in Southwest Colorado, setting off avalanches at Telluride, chain laws on mountain passes, treacherous driving conditions and delays at the Durango-La Plata County...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

We Care Fair at M-CHS

By Erika Alvero Journal Staff Writer School health and wellness organizations joined together at Montezuma-Cortez High School on Thursday at noon for the school’s first We Care Fair. The fair aimed...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How much snowpack will make it to reservoirs?

Southwest Colorado’s snowpack is right on track with historic averages, a far cry from last year, but all that potential water may not make it into the region’s needy reservoirs. A number of...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Electrical co-op challenges Tri-State buyout offer

La Plata Electric Association and other electrical co-ops may gain insight about buying out of a contract with their wholesale electrical supplier after the Colorado Public Utilities Commission...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 10 hours 52 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Business

Home sales in Montezuma County down from last year

New listings and prices for single-family homes have gone down in Montezuma County when compared with this time last year, according to the Colorado Association of Realtors. According to the...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 10 hours 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman gets probation in two drug, traffic cases

District Attorney Will Furse and Montezuma County Judge JenniLynn Lawrence agreed Wednesday that the series of cases against Marque Lopez stem from substance addiction. The 26-year-old Montezuma...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Feb. 6 3:28 a.m. : A man with two DUI convictions was arrested for DUI on the 300 block of W. Main St. He also was cited for speeding 10 mph over the speed limit and driving without...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: For the record

Resident with shotgun chases off suspect in police chase

A man who allegedly sped away from a Cortez police officer while being held at gunpoint was later chased off a rural Montezuma County property by a homeowner with a shotgun in early February....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrating delays at Mental Health Institute come to Cortez

For the second time in three weeks, Montezuma County Judge JenniLynn Lawrence on Wednesday issued the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo a show cause order, forcing the institute to appear...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 13 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sex ed bill clears House after emotional debate

The Colorado House gave initial approval to a bill Friday that would expand state requirements for sexual education in schools after hours of angry, tearful speeches and relentless opposition from...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unlimited Learning Center offers CDL training

The Unlimited Learning Center in Cortez has begun offering a commercial driving license course for Class A and B licenses. The next 8-week course begins March 11 on the ULC campus, at 640 E. Second...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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