Montezuma County seeks way to open Mesa Verde road

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners jumped into 2019 by welcoming newly elected member Jim Candelaria and new county administrator Shak Powers. Out of the gate, the commissioners and staff...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Missing hiker found in Canyons of the Ancients

A missing hiker has been rescued after getting lost in a snowstorm in the Sand Canyon area Monday afternoon, said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Raven Narratives to tell stories of ‘Love’ in Cortez, Durango

The Journal Two Raven Narratives Live Storytelling Events in February will feature eight storytellers from Montezuma and La Plata counties telling stories from their lives with the theme of “Love.”...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 7 hours 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Avalanche advisory in effect until Monday night

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued a “special avalanche advisory” in effect for the Colorado mountains through 8 p.m. Monday. “Since January 11, the CAIC has documented 10 people...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Rookie’ inspires, entertains at TEZ Talk

When Disney offered to make Jim Morris’ life into a movie, he said the massive entertainment company mentioned several actors would might play the 35-year-old high school baseball coach turned...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

MLK Day storm could leave 1-3 inches in Cortez area

Southwest Colorado can expect a Martin Luther King Jr. Day storm to leave 1 to 3 inches in the Cortez area and up to 8 inches in the high country of the San Juan Mountains. The National Weather...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spruce Tree Espresso gets a new owner and name

The iconic lavender coffee shop on Main Street has changed hands – but the new owners are no strangers to Cortez. The Spruce Tree Espresso House, at 318 E. Main St., has been sold to Bill and Linda...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Finish at Anaheim 2 moves Eli Tomac to No. 2 in Supercross standings

Eli Tomac won the last leg of the Anaheim Supercross triple crown on Saturday, bumping series leader Ken Roczen off the podium. The win at Angel Stadium in California moved Tomac into second place...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez Women’s March calls on women to run for office

Just before joining nearly 300 people in the Cortez Women’s March for Unity on Saturday, 16-year-old Annika Lewis recalled a time when she was scolded at school for wearing a tank top with thin...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ellen Black takes over as Montezuma County treasurer

Newly elected Montezuma County Treasurer Ellen Black has been too busy to move into her new office. Black had already been working for the office at 140 W. Main St. in Cortez since 2015, managing...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial lists prices for medical services

Southwest Memorial Hospital has been posting prices for customary medical services on its website since July, said Bridgett Jabour, executive assistant for Southwest Health Systems. In 2019,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman on probation shows up intoxicated in court

A Montezuma County woman who has been arrested three times in six weeks for violating bail conditions was arrested Wednesday in court after showing up drunk. Samantha Yanito, 26, was sentenced to...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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