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 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | 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 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | 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 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | 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

Joining Walmart, City Market to stop allowing open carry firearms

Walmart and City Market are asking customers not to openly carry firearms into stores nationwide, a request some residents on either side of the gun debate in Southwest Colorado said they find...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez planning commissioners approve land use code

An updated land use code for Cortez is inching toward approval, although city staff members are still receiving feedback. Tuesday night, The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission approved the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 repaving test sections will be studied

Motorists traveling on the 22-mile stretch of recently repaved road on U.S. Highway 160 from the east edge of Cortez to the top of Mancos Hill might have noticed coarse and smooth sections of the...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State gas commission suspends operations at Kinder Morgan well

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has suspended operations of a Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide well on County Road BB after a gas-venting complaint from a neighbor, according to...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

PHOTO: Two-vehicle crash on Colorado 145

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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