New artworks adorn the walls of City Hall

In August, Cortez City Council paid $5,332 for four pieces of artwork, which now hang in City Hall. The pieces were selected by the Cortez Public Arts Advisory Committee, chaired by Sonja Horoshko,...

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

Flu season hard to predict after record-setting year

After a record-setting flu season last year, public health officials say it is difficult to know if a similar season is approaching. While there are some indicators public health officials are...

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

Disposal fees jump up at Montezuma County landfill

Disposal fees at the Montezuma County landfill will increase in 2019 to save money for $3 million in estimated closure costs when the current landfill reaches capacity and the permit expires in...

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

Satirical website ‘The Farmington Tribune’ digs at Four Corners issues

A new Facebook page called “The Farmington Tribune” that aims to be a satirical online news site for the Four Corners is causing some ruckus and confusion because its creators haven’t explicitly...

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

Author to present findings about megafires

The Journal Journalist and author Michael Kodas will present “Learning to Live With Megafires” on Oct. 12, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Powerhouse Science Center . Kodas will share insights about the...

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

Chronic Therapy reopens two months after fire

The Chronic Therapy marijuana shop in south Cortez is holding its grand reopening Saturday and Sunday, two months after a fire shut down the new retailer on South Broadway. The store is featuring...

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

Snow forecast for mountains, and rain for Montezuma County

The Journal The Cortez area has received a half-inch of rain since Monday, and more is likely on the way. “The next system will start moving in around noon on Saturday, bringing widespread rainfall...

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

Winter homeless shelter approved for Grace Fellowship building

The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission approved a project Tuesday night to establish a temporary homeless shelter at of Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, at 24 N. Chestnut St. The...

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

Regional food hub planted in Cortez

A new distribution center under construction in Cortez will allow more food produced in Montezuma and La Plata counties to reach local consumers and children in need. A former 7,000-square-foot...

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

Two ballot questions could generate millions for transportation in Southwest Colorado

Voters will consider two ballot questions in November that would boost funding for transportation statewide in vastly different ways and dedicate different amounts to Southwest Colorado projects....

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

Second city: Cortez put down roots in La Plata County

Cortez, the metropolis of the grand and vast valley of the Montezuma, is situated in the very center of the western half of La Plata County. Cortez is already a rapidly growing town and will be the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Looking back

Polis touts business, political experience in bid for governor

Jared Polis said his experience as a businessman who is capable of finding innovative ways to fund projects and his willingness as a politician to work across the aisle to get things done make him...

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

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