Cortez

Guy Drew property in McElmo Canyon faces foreclosure

A parcel of land owned by local vintners Guy and Ruth Drew is currently under foreclosure, according to a recent legal notice submitted to The Journal. The property in question is situated along...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag Expo: Drought planning advised for uncertain future

Southwest Colorado has had a good snow year, with 159 percent of median snow-water equivalent as of March 14, but unless that trend continues, the Colorado River Basin could face some bad news. At...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag Expo takes over fairgrounds

Livestock, machinery, and agriculturalists of all ages unite this weekend at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds for the annual Four States Agricultural Exposition. This is the 37th year of existence...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Sunday, March 3 12:30 p.m. : A semitrailer driver was cited for careless driving and failure to drive in a single lane for allegedly weaving into oncoming traffic on the 16000 block of U.S. Highway...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Tuesday, March 5 10:27 a.m. : A man and woman were asked to leave the restrooms at Centennial Park, 800 E. Montezuma Ave. The woman was arrested for violating a protection order that states she...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: For the record

Mancos farmer teaches value of real horsepower

By Jim Mimiaga Journal Staff Writer Save on fuel and tractor payments by learning to farm with a team of horses, ponies or mules. Tyler Willbanks, of Rocky Draw Farms in Mancos, will present four...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag-ceptional youth rodeo kicks off Ag Expo

About 40 special needs kids got to be cowboys and cowgirls during the Ag-ceptional Rodeo at the Four States Ag Expo. The children came from local schools, including Ignacio, Bayfield and Pagosa...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar power comes to Ute Mountain Tribe

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe broke ground Wednesday on a $2 million solar project that will be used to lower electricity bills for tribal residents in Towaoc. An 8-acre hayfield west of the Ute...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County considers convention center at fairgrounds

The Montezuma County Commission is considering construction of a multimillion dollar convention center at the county fairgrounds if the city of Cortez, tourism groups and chambers cover building...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ott to pay $54K in restitution to Dove Creek fire department

Mancos resident Julie Ott was sentenced Thursday to three years’ probation and ordered to pay $54,560 in restitution to the Dove Creek Fire Protection District after a jury found her guilty of...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

After verdict, defendant’s family causes disturbance in courthouse

A guilty verdict in a jury trial Wednesday at Montezuma County Combined Courts resulted in the defendant’s family members were removed from the courtroom before being removed from the courthouse...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health System to hold public forum

Southwest Health System will hold a public forum about operations at Southwest Memorial Hospital on March 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cortez City Hall, 123 E. Roger Smith Ave. The public can ask...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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