Montezuma County may stop accepting state inmates

Montezuma County commissioners are threatening to stop accepting Colorado Department of Correction inmates at the county jail unless the state pays the full amount it is billed for housing them....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez residents line Montezuma Avenue for veterans parade

For Joseph Konyndyk, Veterans Day holds special meaning: He’s the last living survivor of the USS LCSL-18, an amphibious support ship that fought in the Battle of Okinawa, one of the final battles...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies after head-on crash on Highway 160

A 27-year-old Cortez man died Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 160 after hitting a semitrailer head-on. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White said authorities were alerted to the crash around 7:30...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Missing elderly Cortez man found safe

A 79-year-old Cortez man suffering from dementia was found safe south of Grand Junction early Saturday after he disappeared Thursday afternoon in is 2005 Silver Subaru Outback. “He’s doing better...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans Day parade set to start at 1 p.m. Monday

The Journal Participants in the annual Montezuma County Veterans Day parade will begin lining up noon Monday at North Elm Street and Montezuma Avenue for a scheduled start at 1 p.m. Marchers will...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

El Pomar awards thousands to local nonprofits

Last month, the El Pomar Foundation allocated $231,500 to nonprofits throughout the Southwest region, including Montezuma County. The El Pomar Foundation, founded in 1937, supports Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercury will make rare pass between sun and Earth

On Monday morning, Nov. 11, the planet Mercury will transit across the face of the sun and become visible as a small black dot as it passes between the sun and Earth. The transit begins at 5:35...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

PHOTO: Graffiti painters

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Diane Mitsch Bush hopes environmental platform can unseat Rep. Scott Tipton

Former Routt County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush is making a second attempt to unseat Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, with environmental priorities in mind. The 2018 Democratic nominee for the 3rd...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunnison sage grouse struggle in Southwest Colorado

Gunnison sage grouse are hanging on in Southwest Colorado, but their numbers are dropping, and the population in Dove Creek might have disappeared. The plucky, ground-dwelling bird famous for its...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Every Brilliant Thing’ brings humor to serious topic

A show set to be performed at the Sunflower Theatre next week is bringing humor and poignancy to the stage to help promote discussions about suicide. Durango-based theater troupe Merely Players...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico votes against central sewer project

Rico residents on Nov. 5 voted down a ballot question seeking a significant property tax increase to fund the town’s first central sewer system. The measure failed, with 100 voting against it and...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | UPDATED: 17 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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