RE-1 outlines deep concerns with Kiva Montessori, will meet tonight

In consecutive meetings on Monday night, Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 administrators laid out “deeply concerning” issues with the Children’s Kiva Montessori School in advance of a possible...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The green of Christmas past and present

It’s hard to think of the holidays without having the colors of green, red and white immediately come to mind. These seasonal favorites are all colors that originated in nature and have come to be...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Sheriff seeks grant to ease recidivism, mental health issues at jail

After an inmate with mental health issues punched a Montezuma County detention sergeant in the face in late November, Sheriff Steve Nowlin said he hopes 2019 will be a year to make progress for...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter snowfall gets off to a good start

Snowfall in Cortez this winter has surpassed the total for all of last winter, said Jim Andrus, local weather observer for the National Weather Service. As of Dec. 6, winter snowfall measured 11.8...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paper lanterns brighten Four Seasons for Luminaria Night

A trail of paper lanterns lined the sidewalks surrounding the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery on Saturday night, guiding hundreds of guests to live music and holiday festivities at the annual...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘37 Postcards’ takes Sunflower stage this weekend

This weekend, Sunflower Theatre Troupe presents “37 Postcards,” a local play that suggests you can, in fact, go home again, though you just never know what you’re going to find, Jodi Jahrling said...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas well leaks wastewater in Canyons of Ancients National Monument

A gas well in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in October spilled about 3,150 gallons of wastewater onto the ground, according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Journal’s Angel Tree helps spread holiday generosity

The holiday spirit is alive at The Journal office in downtown Cortez with the addition of the annual Angel Tree, part of the Piñon Project’s Christmas for Kids 2018 program. From Thanksgiving to...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather service warns of dense fog, icy roads

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. Locations include Cortez, Dolores, Dove Creek and Mancos. Visibility is expected to be a quarter-mile or...

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

Co-defendant in burglary case struggles to find conflict-free attorney

A burglary case with six co-defendants has led to some difficulties in finding an attorney for Darrell W. Perez, an inmate at Montezuma County Detention Center awaiting plea hearings in five...

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

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Nov. 28 9:46 a.m. : A woman at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., was served a warrant for failure to appear and was transported to Montezuma County Detention Center, 730...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

November restaurant reports are in

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases,...

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

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