Baxstrom found not guilty in attempted-murder case

After a weeklong trial, Garrett “Ty” Baxstrom was found not guilty Monday of second-degree attempted murder. Baxstrom, 39, was accused in Montezuma District Court of shooting Kristi Roundtree, his...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez basketball team competes in Vegas

The Montezuma-Cortez High School junior varsity basketball squad traveled to Las Vegas for the AAU West Coast National Championships from July 14-17. The team – consisting of players Jesse Lopez,...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Recycling is growing, but so are SW Colorado landfills

Even though recycling is on the rise regionally, consumers in Southwest Colorado are sending more trash to landfills than they were in 2007. For example, WCA Waste, which operates the Bondad...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | 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. Entries and...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Colorado governor opposes transfer of public lands

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar say a recently released Republican Party platform that promotes the transfer of federal public lands to states is bad for...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez native returns home and opens Axl’s Glass downtown

Cortez native Vickie Medina has returned home to open Axl’s Glass in a warehouse at 42 North Beech St. in Cortez. The new business offers windshield replacement, rock-chip repair and...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde tourism jumps 8.5 percent in a year

Mesa Verde National Park’s visitation has increased 8.55 percent, said spokeswoman Cristy Brown. According to Brown, 232,518 people visited the park this year, compared with 214,199 who visited at...

DATE: July 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rabbit in Montezuma County tests positive for tularemia

For The Journal The Montezuma County Public Health Department reported on Wednesday that a local rabbit has tested positive for tularemia, but so far, no human cases have been reported in the...

DATE: July 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accused of attempted murder, Baxstrom denies he shot wife

Garrett “Ty” Baxstrom, accused in Montezuma District Court of attempting to kill his wife, testified Friday that he never shot at her, and acted only in self-defense after she attacked him with a...

DATE: July 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning ignites small Mesa Verde fire

A lightning strike ignited a fire Wednesday on White’s Mesa on the southeast side of Mesa Verde National Park, according to a press release from the park. Named the East Rim Fire, it is about 10...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public debates sales tax for broadband

Montezuma County’s proposed sales tax to fund broadband internet dominated the discussion during the commissioners’ first quarterly community meeting on Monday. Forty people showed up at the county...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defense: Baxstrom acted in self-defense in wife’s shooting

Garrett “Ty” Baxstrom acted in self-defense when his common-law wife was shot at a family cabin southwest of Cortez, his lawyer said Tuesday as the attempted-murder trial began in Montezuma...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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