Cortez

TOPS weight-loss group installs new officers to ‘Sound of Chapter Music’

The Journal The Cortez chapter of the national weight-loss group Take Off Pounds Sensibly held its installation ceremony on Aug. 3. The theme for the installation was “The Sound of Chapter Music.”...

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

Plateau Fire north of Dolores grows to 5,750 acres

The Plateau Fire intensified on Monday, growing to 5,750 acres as the fire made short runs through crowns of trees and torched groups of others. The fire also moved down canyon with northerly...

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

Year’s first human cases of West Nile virus reported in Colorado

The Journal Colorado’s first two human cases of the sometimes fatal West Nile virus in 2018 have been reported in Weld and Delta counties. An adult resident of Mead fell ill on July 27 and was...

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

Learning, growing can start with a good snack

It’s shocking that despite all the medical advances over the last century, today’s children are expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. A big contributor to this problem is...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition (KNOWN)

Trooper Tips: Let there be light

A vehicle’s headlights are one of the most important items in your vehicle, and yet it’s often one of the most overlooked items. Your ability to see and be seen clearly at night is all due to your...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County commissioners revise, broaden tax plan

The Montezuma Board of County Commissioners is considering asking voters for a 1 percent sales tax in November to offset budget shortfalls from the local oil and gas market and residential tax...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire at Mesa Verde’s far southeast border reaches 185 acres

The Moccasin Mesa Fire, burning near the far southeast boundary of Mesa Verde National Park, remained at 185 acres on Monday, according to the incident command team. The fire was burning in steep...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Cortez tale: A Rendezvous with the Redneck Cowboy

Day 2 of the Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally was a bright success, as all 20 balloons lifted off without a hitch and floated across town. It was a clear day with manageable wind and was, as...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hot air balloons fly above Cortez on first day of rally

Under cloudy skies, 19 hot air balloons lifted off Friday from Parque de Vida for the 16th annual Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally. Light rain arrived in the area about 7:30 a.m. Friday and...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Region 9 Economic Development District is moving to Durango Tech Center

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado is moving to the Durango Tech Center. “Region 9 has been renting office space since our inception almost 30 years ago”, Laura Lewis...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Plateau Fire north of Dolores grows to 4,450 acres

The Plateau Fire, burning about 13 miles northeast of Dolores, grew to 4,450 acres by Saturday, and the San Juan National Forest on Thursday announced that it was expanding its road closures east...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fair festivities continue with livestock shows and Richie Law concert

Fun at the Montezuma County Fair continued on Thursday with competitions and events for all ages throughout the day. Rabbit and poultry shows, a three-legged mud race and chicken chases highlighted...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News