Cortez

Panthers shine in opener, 77-39

Every player on the Montezuma-Cortez roster scored during the team’s 77-39 blowout win over Aztec on Tuesday. Sophomore Jasen Engel opened the game with a 3-pointer, and then gave M-CHS an early...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS swim team opens Friday

The Montezuma-Cortez swim team is hoping it can pick up where it left off after last year’s record-breaking season. Last year, six Panthers swimmers competed in the state meet – the first time in...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Beginnings of business in Cortez, 1891-1892

The next two columns contain letters written by Stephen J. Smith to his boss, E. S. Turner, in 1891 and 1892. Smith was the local business manager for the investors in the beginnings of Cortez. He...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: Looking back

Gingerbread builders

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Another wolf killed in Utah

An 89-pound female gray wolf was killed in Utah last month in a strangulation snare intended for a coyote. She was the second wolf killed in Utah in less than a year and the third in the southern...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tumbled tumbleweeds

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rogue attorneys general defy governors, sue feds

When Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced in September that the greater sage grouse would not be listed as endangered, Nevada’s Brian Sandoval, a Republican, was one of four Western governors...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Redistricting reform effort underway in Colorado

DENVER – An effort is underway to present Colorado voters with a ballot question that would reform the state’s congressional redistricting process. Critics of the proposed initiative worry that it...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pot growers pressure the grid

Utilities and grid operators worry about the impacts that energy-hogging marijuana will bring to their grids, and are excited about the profits they’ll bring to their bottom line. The issue is...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boyfriend’s letter to inmate goes to pot

For generations, marijuana has been rolled inside paper to create what is commonly referred to as a joint. Instead of rolling it, a Durango man is suspected of recently folding a bit of cannabis...

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

Data reveal racial disparity in Cortez special education

A disproportionate number of Native students – 2 in 5 – received special-education instruction at local schools last year, according to the 2015 Indian Policies and Procedures report released in...

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

Community Calendar

Email announcements to news@the-journal.com 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. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

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