Cortez

State’s schools expand search for teachers

DENVER – About 1,000 freshly minted teachers graduated in Colorado last year with credentials in elementary education. Genoa-Hugo Elementary school, an hour east of Denver, only needed one of them....

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Girl Scout advocates new status quo

A 14-year-old Girl Scout is challenging the status quo when it comes to educating local students. Alexx Earley, who recently earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, said she was motivated to raise...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

An legacy of debt

WASHINGTON – A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre’s ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he’s still paying the price of admission. After a decade of repayments, Aguirre still...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Panthers heading to Pagosa Springs

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers (1-4) have a winnable game on the horizon. But in order for the Panthers to tally their first conference victory on Friday against Pagosa Springs (1-4), they’ll have...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Court briefs

Motion denied in homicide case The court rejected a defense argument to disqualify the district attorney from prosecuting a woman charged with vehicular homicide. At a motion’s hearing this week,...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in attempted murder is denied child visitation

With attempted murder charges pending, a Cortez man has been denied visitation with his daughter. At a scheduled preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 7, public defender Sara Hildebrand requested...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge shelter reopens Monday

Last year, the Bridge Emergency Shelter provided lodging and meals to more than 40 homeless citizens on some nights. It reopens on Monday. Located in the old Montezuma County jail on the corner of...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Ride for the Bern’

Mikel Carmon says the country needs Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to lead the way forward. To help get the word out on Sanders’ vision for Americans, she’s riding her horse from...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are our headwaters at risk of a mine leak?

The headwaters of the Dolores River share space with century-old mines similar to the Gold King mine that spilled 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas River this August.But the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local vets’ photos needed for Vietnam Wall

Efforts are underway to secure a photo of every name inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., including three men from Montezuma County.You might be able to help.To...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community calendar

Email announcements to news@the-journal.com 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: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

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DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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