Main Street vandal armed with BB gun, police say

Eight Main Street storefronts were vandalized Saturday by an unknown suspect apparently armed with a BB gun. Cortez police responded to the Fiesta Theatre, at 23 W. Main St., for a shots-fired call...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Black Friday is upon us

Cortez retailers are rested and ready to take on the crowds seeking Black Friday deals. “We’re ready. We’ve all been popping vitamins and getting ready to go,” Walmart manager Ron Knezk joked....

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley Chorus deepens our experience of home

Among the many advantages of living in small towns like Cortez, Mancos, and Dolores are the seasonal events that cycle through our communities. Participating in these traditions deepens our...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Vietnam vets to be honored on Pearl Harbor Day

After receiving a bitter and sometimes humiliating welcome home decades ago, some 200 area Vietnam veterans can expect a long overdo “thank you” next month. “We want these troops to know that...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy: Inmate died of natural causes

Complications of chronic alcohol abuse were determined to be the cause of death for a woman inside the Montezuma County jail last month. According to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, Denver...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan forest Christmas tree permits on sale

For The Journal San Juan National Forest Christmas tree permits, which allow you to cut your own holiday tree, are now on sale for $8 at National Forest offices and selected retail outlets. A...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

M-CHS girls basketball looks to take next step

Reflecting on last season, Montezuma-Cortez girls basketball coach John McHenry considers it a success. Even though the team had a sub-five hundred record, at 9-13, the Panthers went on to win a...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sports briefs

Mancos cross-country Members of the Mancos cross-country team traveled to Casa Grande, Arizona last weekend to take part in the first ever Small School Race in the Nike Cross Regional Southwest...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Police blotter

Monday, Nov. 4 9:27 a.m. A woman was ticketed for dogs running at large at the Oak Meadow’s Trailer Park. 12:03 p.m. A man was arrested and charged with intoxicated pedestrian in the roadway after...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Outdoors agencies team up for Fresh Air Friday

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office are teaming up to offer access to all 42 Colorado state parks with Fresh Air Friday,...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Panel meets on oil and gas

Should there be more specific planning for local oil and gas development managed by the Bureau of Land Management? So-called master lease plans target areas needing additional management to...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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