Cortez

Rain and snow mix expected this weekend

Rain and snow are in the forecast for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service forecast, but with daytime temperatures hovering in the low 40s, it’s unlikely anything will stick. ...

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

Bike advocates propose expanding Phil’s World

The Kokopelli Bike Club has proposed a 13.6-mile trail expansion at Phil’s World, which has irked some neighbors. The proposal includes two new trailheads complete with parking spaces: one on...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Off-road shop preps for 2015 season

While most were making party plans to send off 2014 on New Year's Eve, Cortez off-road buggy maker Jimmy's 4x4 was buzzing with work. Competitive Ultra4 drivers affiliated with the shop, known...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Sports

Judge OKs live courtroom updates

Despite objections from the defense, the court granted the Journal’s request to send live courtroom updates via Twitter during the trial of a convicted sex offender. The Cortez Journal sought an...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local off-road shop preps for 2015 racing season

While most were making party plans to send off 2014 on New Year’s Eve, Cortez off-road buggy maker Jimmy’s 4x4 was buzzing with work. Competitive Ultra4 drivers affiliated with the shop, known...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Cortez Idol competition returns

Warm up those vocal cords. The third annual Blondie’s Trophy Room Cortez Idol Competition starts within weeks. Open to all ages, the 10-week karaoke-based competition kicks off at the Main Street...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury trial starts for convicted sex offender

Alleged to have molested an 8-year-old girl after drugging her father, a convicted sex offender is set to face a jury of his peers starting next week. About 400 Montezuma County residents are...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire Electric board will have 2 open seats

Member-owned electricity cooperative Empire Electric announced on Dec. 31 that two board of directors positions will be open for election in 2015 and nomination petitions will be accepted in March....

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Birders brave cold to count species

While most of Montezuma County was quietly blanketed under a few inches of snow on Friday morning, 12 diehard bird watchers bundled up and set off on the annual Cortez Audubon Christmas Bird Count....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

The Durango connection

A new medical marijuana shop with Durango roots is now open for business on Main Street. Durango Organics, owned by Aaron Miles and Jonny Radding of Durango, quietly opened to patients on Dec. 8...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

2015 starts under blanket of snow

The new year in the Four Corners began under a blanket of snow as the area remained under a winter storm warning for three days. The winter storm warning was issued Tuesday and remained under the...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Birders brave cold to count species

While most of Montezuma County was quietly blanketed under a few inches of snow on Friday morning, 12 diehard bird watchers bundled up and set off on the annual Cortez Audubon Christmas Bird Count....

DATE: Dec. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

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