Cortez

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

Fiber project in Cortez raises questions about federal involvement

Five years after starting its quest for citywide broadband internet, Cortez is looking to private companies for help and is receiving unclear signals from the federal government. Broadband access...

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

Cortez seeks public-private partnership on fiber optics

The city of Cortez on Dec. 5 issued a request for proposals seeking a qualified fiber-to-home company to partner with the city to deliver a fiber optic internet connection to all homes and...

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

Man who pulled woman from burning home faces felony charges

When an improperly installed wood stove caused a fire at a mobile home on County Road 25 in early November, Montezuma County resident Derrick Jim carried a burned woman out of the structure. Then...

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

Applicants sought for county recreation committee

Montezuma County is accepting applications for the Montezuma County Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee will advise the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners on the planning,...

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

Man who left ID at burglary site gets a year in prison

A man who allegedly broke into a Cortez home and left his Colorado ID on the front window sill in October was sentenced Thursday to one year with the Colorado Department of Corrections. In 22nd...

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

Ribbon-cutting celebrates saving of historic flume

Journal Staff Writer The 128-year old McElmo Creek Flume – a relic of pioneer ingenuity that operated until 1991 – was nearly swept away by flood waters in 2006. But today the historic irrigation...

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

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