Englehart painting missing from Journal building; police investigate

The JournalThe Cortez Police Department is investigating the apparent theft of an Englehart painting from the old Cortez Journal building, 123 N. Roger Smith Ave. The painting, by the late local...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez business, construction have a robust year

Business and residential construction in Cortez had a robust year in 2015. Sales tax collections last year outpaced 2014 by about 5.6 percent, bringing in about $10.38 million – up from $9.83...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man found guilty in trespassing case

A Cortez man was found guilty of first-degree criminal trespassing and violating a protection order Wednesday. Robert Jones was visiting his daughter in June when his former wife called the police...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

National Signing Day

Wednesday, Feb. 3 marked the initial signing date for high school football and soccer athletes. And between Montezuma-Cortez, Dolores and Dove Creek high schools, there were three seniors that put...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Forest cuts recreation services, adds some

A new San Juan National Forest recreation site analysis proposes some closures and improvements for the Dolores Ranger District. The forest service is looking for operators at the Aspen Guard...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

County missing out on food stamp revenue

Only about half the eligible residents in Montezuma County have enrolled in the food stamp program, according to a report by Hunger Free Colorado. The study looked at 64 counties to determine...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wet storm unlikely to pack a punch through Tuesday

A wet weekend storm dropped about 5.3 inches of snow in Cortez, but warm temperatures turned it to slush Monday. “The sun is getting higher in the sky, so it’s doing a better job of melting the...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS falls to Alamosa

After winning the jump ball on Saturday afternoon, the Alamosa Mean Moose (5-8) worked the ball around the perimeter for nearly a minute. The Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers (7-7) were in a 2-3...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sheriff blotter

Sunday, Jan. 17 8:32 a.m. The Montezuma Water Company reported that two batteries valued at $222 each were stolen from meter boxes near the intersection of County Road DD and 16 as well as County...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: For the record

Drug Court funding dries up

After entering a plea deal to methamphetamine use, a 26-year-old Cortez woman appeared shocked to learn that she would be ineligible for free inpatient substance abuse treatment while a Drug Court...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS students direct one-act plays Friday, Saturday

The Montezuma-Cortez High School drama department will present “The Student-Directed One-Act Festival” Jan. 29 and 30. The four plays are a mix of comedy, philosophy of death, and Shakespearian...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Wrestling roundup: Five wrestlers take podium on weekend

Brandon Ward, Stevie Fuentes, Briggs Durban and Case Baughman were the four area wrestlers who finished in the top three in their respective tournaments last weekend.Dolores junior Ward was the top...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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