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Gov. Jared Polis targets soaring costs of higher education

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis rolled out a plan Tuesday to combat the high cost of college tuition across the state, and in doing so, highlighted Fort Lewis College’s work to help students financially....

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

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

Dolores school district considers $57M move, $45M renovation

The Dolores School District and more than 150 residents on Nov. 6 discussed plans for a new or renovated school campus, at a cost of up to $57 million. At the community meeting, Superintendent Lis...

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

Land of Enchantment to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree

FARMINGTON – A 60-foot-tall tree from New Mexico is headed on a 2,000-mile journey to the nation’s capital this week. This year’s Christmas tree, a blue spruce cut Nov. 6, was chosen from the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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