Cortez

June restaurant inspections: a clean sweep

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortez...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM contains battle lightning-caused fire near Dove Creek

A lightning-caused fire in the Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Area near Mancos has shown no growth since Friday, and another small fire that sprang up near Dove Creek has been contained. The...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez public art committee recommends first City Hall art purchases

After seven months of planning and discussion, the Cortez Public Art Committee is ready to make its first art purchase recommendations for City Hall. On Wednesday, the advisory committee voted to...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

American Legion hosts Summerfest Carnival July 20-21

The inaugural Cortez Summerfest Carnival will take place July 20 and 21 at the American Legion grounds located at 320 N. Harrison Street. The new fundraiser event features carnival rides, games,...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Sanitation District appoints new director

On July 9, the Cortez Sanitation District’s board of directors named a new member, filling one of two empty positions. The board voted unanimously to appoint Leroy Roberts, a Cortez retiree, as a...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes better Sand Canyon parking

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment that considers expanding parking areas at the Sand Canyon and Rock Creek trailheads to...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Clarks waive hearings in Cortez drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter plea agreements. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ash blamed for fish kill in Animas River

An ash flow likely caused a small fish kill in the Animas River north of Durango, and it is likely more fish will die as ash flows into the river from the 416 Fire burn scar. Leah Espinosa and her...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

For Pets’ Sake summer wine festival is July 21

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society will host its 11th annual Summer Wine Festival 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Cliffrose Garden Center just east of Cortez on U.S. Highway 160. “Party with Ric...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez City Council votes to rename BMX track after Baxter family

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted to name the Cortez BMX track after the family of operators Mark and Stacey Baxter. The Cortez Parks and Recreation Department has been considering a new...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News