Cortez

Rancher vs. engineer battle in state Senate District 6

State Sen. Don Coram, a veteran lawmaker with a reputation as a moderate Republican, is facing Democrat Guinn Unger, an active backer of the single-payer health care measure in the 2016 election in...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Forest finalizes Glade grazing plan

A new cattle grazing plan for the Glade area of the San Juan National Forest north of Dolores has been finalized. Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla has issued a final record of decision for the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stormy’s Gymnastics returns home to Main Street

Stormy’s Gymnastics has come full circle. After several years providing youth fitness programs at different locations in Cortez, owners Rayna Hale and Randy Quilling have brought their youth...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New artworks adorn the walls of City Hall

In August, Cortez City Council paid $5,332 for four pieces of artwork, which now hang in City Hall. The pieces were selected by the Cortez Public Arts Advisory Committee, chaired by Sonja Horoshko,...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu season hard to predict after record-setting year

After a record-setting flu season last year, public health officials say it is difficult to know if a similar season is approaching. While there are some indicators public health officials are...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Disposal fees jump up at Montezuma County landfill

Disposal fees at the Montezuma County landfill will increase in 2019 to save money for $3 million in estimated closure costs when the current landfill reaches capacity and the permit expires in...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Satirical website ‘The Farmington Tribune’ digs at Four Corners issues

A new Facebook page called “The Farmington Tribune” that aims to be a satirical online news site for the Four Corners is causing some ruckus and confusion because its creators haven’t explicitly...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Author to present findings about megafires

The Journal Journalist and author Michael Kodas will present “Learning to Live With Megafires” on Oct. 12, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Powerhouse Science Center . Kodas will share insights about the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chronic Therapy reopens two months after fire

The Chronic Therapy marijuana shop in south Cortez is holding its grand reopening Saturday and Sunday, two months after a fire shut down the new retailer on South Broadway. The store is featuring...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow forecast for mountains, and rain for Montezuma County

The Journal The Cortez area has received a half-inch of rain since Monday, and more is likely on the way. “The next system will start moving in around noon on Saturday, bringing widespread rainfall...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter homeless shelter approved for Grace Fellowship building

The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission approved a project Tuesday night to establish a temporary homeless shelter at of Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, at 24 N. Chestnut St. The...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional food hub planted in Cortez

A new distribution center under construction in Cortez will allow more food produced in Montezuma and La Plata counties to reach local consumers and children in need. A former 7,000-square-foot...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News