A Look Back at 2015 Days in the sun

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Look Back at 2015: The Top 10 at

Following are the most-read stories at in 2015. 1. Seven semis and 12 vehicles crash, shut down U.S. 491 A 19-vehicle accident shut down U.S. 491 from County Road Z to Dove Creek,...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thieves target car washes

During an eight-day span last month, thieves targeted two Cortez car washes in apparent attempts to steal quarters, squeaky clean. According to the Cortez Police Department, an unknown suspect...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The SAT pushes to reclaim supremacy

The SAT, once the nation’s dominant college admission exam, fell behind the ACT in recent years after its rival locked up huge swaths of the market through contracts to provide testing in public...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Ballantine Fund plans new application process

Next week, officials with the Ballantine Family Fund will outline the organizations new online grant application process. Presentations will be made in both Cortez and Mancos on Tuesday, Jan. 5....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Facebook Top 10: The top posts at The Journal’s page

The Top 10 posts of 2015 at The Journal’s Facebook page, measured by the number of people they reached. 1. A defiant buck Cristina Jantz’s photo of a buck sitting beneath a sign welcoming hunters...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enduring pain for science (and birds)

Seven dedicated birders braved strong winds, treacherous roads and temperatures ranging from 2 to 26 degrees on Saturday, Dec. 26, to take part in the annual Cortez Christmas Bird Count, with hopes...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2015 | 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: Dec. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Storm strands vehicles on U.S. 491

DATE: Dec. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews report county roads passable; residents dig out

Plow crews continued to make progress on city and county roads on Monday, battling unseasonably cold temperatures and snowfall over Christmas weekend. Rob Englehart, of the Montezuma County road...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas dinner served, delivered to homes in storm

Fresh snow blanketed Cortez on Christmas morning as hundreds turned up to enjoy a traditional holiday meal at the Montezuma County annex.Attendance for walk-ins was down a bit this year because of...

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

Merry Moon: Rare full moon on Christmas Day

If you gazed up into the sky on Christmas Eve, and you might have seen something rare weaving through the clouds. And, no, it wasn’t Santa. He and his reindeers will have already zoomed across the...

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

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