Montezuma County churches adjust to electronic services

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus at churches, Montezuma County Department of Public Health recommends services be held electronically. The Health Department strongly discourages drive-up or...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denkai Animal Sanctuary kicks off fundraiser

The restrictions on businesses caused by coronavirus pandemic is hurting a local animal shelter. The Denkai Animal Sanctuary relies on revenue from its Adoption Center and Thrift Store at 209 W....

DATE: April 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medicine Horse Center goes virtual with therapeutic lessons

The Medicine Horse Center in Mancos has been using horses as therapy and to support the social and emotional well-being of youths for decades. But now with social distancing measures, it can’t...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Know your restaurants, January reports

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: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supermoon graces Dolores River Valley

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Widespread community testing for coronavirus to be available in Southwest Colorado

Widespread community testing for coronavirus is coming to Southwest Colorado. San Juan Basin Public Health announced Wednesday that Cedar Diagnostics, a private lab, will soon have the ability to...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters approve retail marijuana, reject OHV use in Dolores

In the unofficial results of the April 7 municipal election, Dolores voters approved retail marijuana sales in town and voted against the use of off-road vehicles on town streets. Also, Chad...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters elect four new candidates to Cortez City Council

The Cortez City Council has four new members on board. Despite all the turbulence and disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Cortez municipal election on April 7 proceeded as expected,...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How candidates for U.S. House differ on health care, the economy, public lands

The coronavirus outbreak has put an end to the gladhanding and in-person town halls that have become a staple of political campaigns – at least for now. Gov. Jared Polis has signed an executive...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Osprey Packs switches to making protective masks

Pack repair is not an essential business under Colorado public health orders limiting commerce to slow down the coronavirus pandemic. So Osprey Packs, in Cortez, got permission to adjust its repair...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opening date for McPhee boat ramp delayed

The McPhee Reservoir boating season has been delayed to minimize the impact and spread of the novel coronavirus. The McPhee boat ramp’s opening date has been pushed to May 1, according to the San...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado attorney general endorses James Iacino for Tipton’s seat

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced his endorsement this week of James Iacino in the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional District. A former deputy attorney general under...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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