Cortez

Secure Rural Schools funding allocations not to change

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners has decided to stick with its current Secure Rural Schools funding allocations for the time being. Secure Rural Schools funds are provided through the...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man injured in jailhouse fight

A man was injured in a jail cell fight Aug. 30 at the Montezuma County Detention Center, and had to be hospitalized, said Sheriff Steve Nowlin. [image:2mugshot]Jerry Smith, 43, suffered an injury...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stand Down for veterans assists with military benefits

Montezuma County Veteran Services and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 will hold a Stand Down for Veterans on Sept. 20 to provide information about benefits and programs. The event runs from 8:30...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County prepares for census, recreation projects

During their meeting Tuesday, Montezuma County commissioners discussed plans for the upcoming 2020 census, heard about potential federal funding for the Paths to Mesa Verde trail, and continued...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Dirty Work’ will take spotlight at Raven Narratives

Next weekend, brave community members are invited to share their impromptu tales of “Dirty Work” for the latest rendition of the Raven Narratives. The Raven Narratives is a storytelling event held...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panther Chefs practice skills at Champion for Children event

Advanced catering students at Montezuma-Cortez High School practiced their customer service skills Friday night for the Champion for Children event at Cliffrose Garden Center and Gifts. Champion...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. advances case against four defendants in Montezuma County pot raid

The U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks to obtain and sell three properties connected to a large marijuana raid last year in Montezuma County and has offered one of the four defendants a plea deal in...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

August restaurant inspections: McDonald’s, Pippo’s, Burger Boy, Ocean Pearl ...

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: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Federal dollars to help pay for repairs of Highway 145

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner announced Wednesday nearly $1.5 million in U.S. Department of Transportation emergency relief funding for Colorado to rebuild infrastructure that was damaged by...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Harvest Brew Fest returning to Cortez

September has arrived, and that means the annual Harvest Brew Fest is coming to Cortez. This is the 21st year of the Brew Fest, which will take over Parque de Vida from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez breaks five heat records; Durango ties four

The sizzling heat in August and September is setting records in Cortez, and drought status recently increased from abnormally dry to moderate in Southwest Colorado. “Due to a failing monsoon...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small wildfire breaks out on Haycamp Mesa

A small wildfire is burning on Haycamp Mesa south of Stoner. A Type 4 fire crew is fighting the blaze, which was started by lightning yesterday, said Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla. A...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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