Cortez

Cortez Sanitation District appoints new director

On July 9, the Cortez Sanitation District’s board of directors named a new member, filling one of two empty positions. The board voted unanimously to appoint Leroy Roberts, a Cortez retiree, as a...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes better Sand Canyon parking

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment that considers expanding parking areas at the Sand Canyon and Rock Creek trailheads to...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clarks waive hearings in Cortez drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter plea agreements. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ash blamed for fish kill in Animas River

An ash flow likely caused a small fish kill in the Animas River north of Durango, and it is likely more fish will die as ash flows into the river from the 416 Fire burn scar. Leah Espinosa and her...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

For Pets’ Sake summer wine festival is July 21

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society will host its 11th annual Summer Wine Festival 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Cliffrose Garden Center just east of Cortez on U.S. Highway 160. “Party with Ric...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez City Council votes to rename BMX track after Baxter family

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted to name the Cortez BMX track after the family of operators Mark and Stacey Baxter. The Cortez Parks and Recreation Department has been considering a new...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sports physicals to be offered at Montezuma-Cortez High School

By Ian MacLaren For the Journal Students interested in obtaining sports physicals are encouraged to show up at the Southwest Medical Group’s School-Based Health Center located at Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Former Canadian national team member to host free swim clinic

By Ian MacLaren For The Journal Former Canadian National Team swimmer Coleman Allen will host a free swim clinic at the Cortez Municipal Pool on July 28-29. The clinic will be open to swimmers of...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial looks to rebound

A Medicaid rebilling plan to improve the financial health of Southwest Memorial Hospital has not generated the expected results, but officials believe a new turnaround plan will. In May, the...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman faces 18 charges in Cortez horse neglect case

Animal cruelty charges have been filed against Daisy Stenzel for allegedly neglecting 18 horses on County Road N, prompting a seizure by the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office in April. This week,...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Thursday, July 5 12:50 p.m. : A woman was arrested in the 400 block of West Seventh Street on a misdemeanor warrant. 4:38 p.m. : A woman was cited on suspicion of shoplifting at Walmart, 1835 E....

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record