Storm may bring 10 inches of snow; Friday classes canceled

The Cortez area remains under a winter storm warning after “an extraordinary storm” caught forecasters off-guard and dumped about 10 inches of snow on the Cortez area by Friday morning. The snow...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feeding big game can be deadly

Feeding big game is illegal in Colorado, and it can be deadly for wildlife. “There’s no doubt that life’s tough for big game during the winter, but feeding these animals can make them sick and kill...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jacob Colcord graduates basic combat training

U.S. Army Pvt. Jacob E. Colcord has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.During the nine weeks of training, Colcord studied the Army mission, history, tradition and...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Milestones

Cortez man convicted in Friday the 13th knife fight

A 45-year-old Cortez man glanced at his attorney then shook his head after he was found guilty of first-degree assault late Wednesday. A jury of eight men and four women deliberated for about 90...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS gets a big 4th quarter to pull away from Navajo Prep

For three quarters, the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers were unable to break away from the Navajo Prep Eagles on Tuesday evening. It didn’t seem to matter what the Panthers threw at them – the Eagles...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Paralympian Alana Nichols makes history with first adaptive ski descent of Silverton Mountain

The San Juan Mountains took away Alana Nichols’ ability to walk, but it never diminished her love for the mountains she calls home. Nichols, 32, was in high school when a trip in the backcountry...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Anniversary Rich and Sharon Veach Van Loenen

For The Journal Rich and Sharon Veach Van Loenen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28, 2015. They were married in the First Methodist Church in Cortez on Dec. 28, 1965 across from...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Milestones

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: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

PBS program explores role women played at Colorado mining camps

Colorado’s mining camps during the state’s Gold Rush in the late 1800s were no place for a lady. And yet, numerous women and girls lived in the rowdy, rough camps with husbands and fathers who were...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Colorado politicians weigh in on Obama’s gun plan

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s plan to expand background checks and enact other measures to combat gun violence through executive actions drew mixed reviews Tuesday from Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

'The Hateful Eight' opens Friday; one of the year's best films

Leave it to Quentin Tarantino to give us a three-hour, 70mm, roadshow Western, complete with overture and intermission – with much of the movie set indoors in one spacious room, as if we’re...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Police blotter

Thursday, Dec. 10 11:11 a.m. A pedestrian was arrested on an outstanding warrant near the Best Western Turquoise Inn. 12:52 p.m. A man was arrested and charged with resisting arrest after police...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: For the record

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