Community unites to honor its veterans

After a year of controversy over the site of the city’s annual Veterans Day parade, Cortez residents and veterans were treated to two events on Wednesday – a Main Street procession and the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gail’s Garden: Now’s a good time to prepare for spring

If you haven’t already done so, early November is your last chance to busily prepare for winter and that means it’s time to get your yard in shape for the upcoming cold and snow as well. Winterizer...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Colorado master gardener program begins Jan. 28

For the Journal The Colorado Master Gardener Program, an 11-week course that focuses on non-commercial, home gardener, begins on Jan. 28. The training includes lawn, plant, tree, vegetable care,...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Where nuns are ranch hands

Sister Magdalena Berndlmaier’s veil wafts in the morning wind, as she swerves and jostles in the Kubota tractor and then pulls to a stop at a shed. She listens intently while Sister Gertrude Read...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Sanitation withholds payment on N. Broadway manholes

Sanitation officials are withholding final payment on a nearly $750,000 North Broadway sewer line project because of subpar manholes. After a lengthy discussion this week, Cortez Sanitation...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recycling fundraiser Nov. 14

The Four Corners Recycling Initiative began organizing and managing local drop-off services in 2008. They found success, suffered some growing pains and tapped into a community desire to recycle...

DATE: Nov. 9, 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: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Marching season ends for band

The Montezuma-Cortez marching band wrapped up its season over Halloween weekend with two competitions at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. On Friday, Oct. 30, the Panthers participated in...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

A run for girl power

In pink capes and colorful tutus, about 400 girls ran a 5K at Fort Lewis College on Saturday, showing off their girl power. As the students in third through eighth grade created a small sea at the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

High School Highlights

Scoreboard Football Mancos 6, Norwood 53 Dove Creek 48, West Grand 6 Volleyball Dolores 0, West Grand 3 21-25, 20-25, 16-25 Dolores 0, Cedaredge 3 16-25, 17-25, 13-25 Upcoming Football Saturday,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Police blotter

Thursday, Oct. 29 11:16 a.m. A man was ticketed for a dog running at large and no city license at Oak Meadows Trailer Park. Friday, Oct. 30 9:04 a.m. A man reported that a 9mm semiautomatic handgun...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Carute Roma will play Gypsy tunes at Sunflower

Carute Roma, an upbeat troupe of bohemian musicians heard throughout the Four Corners, plays Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez. Carute Roma (kah-root-say), or “Gypsy Wagon,”...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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