Search for missing snowmobiler turns into recovery effort

The snowmobile of Ronald Wallace Jr., who has been missing since Sunday, was discovered Thursday by a dive team in Groundhog Reservoir, according to the Dolores County Sheriff’s Office. “What was a...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conman gets 6 months in education scam

The man convicted in an international scam that bilked Cortez-area residents and the Unlimited Learning Center out of $62,000 has been sentenced to six months in jail. After a 45-minute hearing on...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos wrestlers defeat M-CHS, 37-34

The Montezuma-Cortez dual against Mancos on Thursday evening came down to the 120-pound weight class. The teams were tied at 33 with M-CHS’ Matt Broughton and Mancos’ Richard Martinez set to face...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Commissioners plan public workshop

The Journal The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners will host a public workshop on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Montezuma County Annex, 107 N. Chestnut St., Cortez. This...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

Email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Submitted...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Fact Check: Carson misses the boat on federal lands

Ben Carson said: “The fact that the government owns 2.4 billion acres of land is ridiculous. What do they need with all that land?” “I would advocate returning land to the states. It’s not like...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sports Briefs

Scoreboard Boys Basketball Dolores 54, Dove Creek 60 Girls Basketball Dolores 56, Dove Creek 25 Mancos 38, Durango (JV) 22 Upcoming Boys basketball Saturday, dec. 12 Dolores vs. Nucla, 5 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

CMS Jaguars go 10-0, win league title

The Cortez Middle School boys A-team finished the season undefeated on Saturday and claimed the San Juan Basin League championship. After an 8-0 regular season, the Jaguars beat Pagosa Springs...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Parents, students confront Re-1 board over coach’s release

During a mostly civil exchange, parents and students criticized Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 district’s top athletic official on Tuesday, claiming that politics and favoritism were motivating factors in...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde lights Cliff Palace

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat Honors Outgoing Board Members

The Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County board gathered at The Farm Bistro on Dec. 2 to honor members Carol West and Mary Sparks with a luncheon and plaque presentation after they recently...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

City quietly drops case against owner of Cortez pot shop

City officials have snubbed media queries to disclose why criminal charges filed against a Cortez ganjapreneur went up in smoke. In an exclusive interview last month, Garrett Smith, owner of The...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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