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Prepare for the day that you ask your love one to stop driving

Driving gives a feeling of freedom because you can travel wherever you wish. But, there may come a point when either you or someone close to you must make the decision to put the keys away and find...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Improved Sand Canyon parking lot opens until construction resumes

The main Sand Canyon trailhead parking lot has reopened with significant improvements, but another temporary shutdown will come when construction resumes in spring. The uneven sandstone has been...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Over 200 attend forum to air differences about land use code

More than 200 people attended a forum Thursday to express and hear concerns about Cortez’s proposed land use code. The meeting was hosted by the Republican Women of Montezuma County at the Baymont...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stevenson, Wilkin seek jobs as Montezuma County commissioners

Three Republican candidates announced their run for elected positions during the monthly meeting of the Montezuma County Republicans Thursday at Shiloh Steakhouse. For the Montezuma County Board of...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tomac again starts slow, misses podium in St. Louis Supercross

Eli Tomac made a late run Saturday to finish fourth in the 450 Supercross at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis. The finish, coming after a seventh place in the opening race last week in...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Restaurant inspections: Walmart, Chavalo’s, Beny’s, Safeway ...

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council has five open seats in April election

Municipal elections are coming up in a few months, and Cortez City Council has five open seats. Potential candidates in the April 7 election have until Jan. 17 to declare their candidacy, and until...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Cowbelles quilt hanging downtown

Tickets for the Southwestern Cowbelles’ annual quilt raffle are now available for purchase – and the quilt is posted along Main Street for all to see. The quilt is an annual tradition stretching...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sage Hen trail dropped to protect golden eagle

The San Juan National Forest has canceled an environmental analysis of a proposed motorized trail through the Sage Hen area after an active golden eagle’s nest was discovered nearby. Because the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescues cause Norwood Road closure

Motorists relying on GPS route-finding technology have triggered a series of rescues on the snowy Dolores-Norwood Road, forcing a winter closure by Dolores County until further notice. The...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What to watch at the Colorado Capitol in 2020

A year after engineering a major policy shift in Colorado, the Democratic-led General Assembly returns to the Capitol this week with much left on its to-do list. Like the 2019 session, the question...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Pleasant View fire station complete

The new station for the Pleasant View Fire Department is ready for use. The facility is located on a 5-acre parcel at 15235 County Road CC, across the street from Pleasant View Elementary School....

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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