New location sought for communication tower

Montezuma County commissioners are urging a telecommunication company to consider another location for a tower planned in a commercial and residential neighborhood south of Cortez. AT&T is seeking...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez could see rain showers through Sunday

Journal Staff Report The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for eastern Utah and western Colorado. Beginning today, showers and thunderstorms will become widespread as a...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thunderstorms expected this week in Southwest Colorado

Montezuma and La Plata counties could see scattered thunderstorms through the week, according to the National Weather Service. Moisture is expected to move into the area Tuesday and persist through...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coalition plans soft opening for ‘community food center’

The Montezuma Food Coalition’s “community food center” will soon have a soft opening at the colorful corner of Beech and North streets in Cortez. This is the pilot project for the center, which has...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge lifts injunction on uranium mining in Paradox Valley

A federal judge has lifted a seven-year ban on uranium leases in Southwest Colorado after a U.S. mining program was shown to have no harmful effect on four endangered fish species in the Colorado...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Cortez

A local American Red Cross chapter plans to install free fire alarms in Cortez and seeks volunteers to help. The Sound the Alarm event is part of a national effort to reduce fire-related deaths and...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez residents hit the streets to clean up town

Volunteers and city staff kicked off Cleanup Week by scouring the streets Saturday with trash bags in hand. The week from May 6-10 aims to encourage residents to clean out their garages, yards and...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck driver cited in bus crash south of Telluride

The driver of a box truck that slammed into a passenger bus on Colorado Highway 145 south of Telluride was cited for careless driving, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred May...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Know your restaurants: April inspection reports are in

Colorado has implemented new restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Birding festival features tours, lectures

Bird-watching tours in Montezuma County and lectures about birds will take place May 8-12 in Cortez during the 15th annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival. The festival designs activities...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez receives Starburst Award for pickleball courts

The city of Cortez was recently singled out for the pickleball courts constructed at Centennial Park nearly a year ago. The Starburst Award is given out by the Colorado Lottery for “excellence in...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Permit approved for online Goal Academy school

The Cortez City Council recently approved a conditional use permit for an alternative online high school, allowing students and staff to continue operations at their new Main Street building. Goal...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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