Ski Mesa Verde: National park has groomed trails, snowshoe rentals

Early winter snowfall has created good conditions for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Mesa Verde National Park. The park has a foot or more of snow on the ground and is grooming trails. The...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Cortez ranked No. 5 in state for low risk of home burglary

Cortez is listed as one of the safest communities in Colorado when analyzing the chances of falling victim to a household burglary. A consumer news and advocacy organization recently unveiled an...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS girls rally against Monte Vista, but fall short in OT

The Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers erased a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime against the Monte Vista Pirates on Saturday. Down by double digits with three minutes left, M-CHS...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

City to consider downtown outdoor dining, drinking

City officials are expected to review a draft ordinance on Tuesday night that would allow downtown businesses to offer outdoor dining and alcohol consumption. According to the proposed three-page...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City road crews battle icy streets, piles of snow

Sub-zero temperatures and ice have stymied city road crews as they continue cleanup efforts after an “extraordinary storm” dumped almost a foot of snow on the Cortez area since Thursday. “Be...

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

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

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