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New Kinder Morgan wells approved near Lewis

Kinder Morgan heard neighborhood concerns about two new carbon dioxide wells west of Lewis that were approved for drilling by Montezuma County commissioners Nov. 5. The GP28 and GP30 well projects...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lieutenant governor attends mental health listening session

A wide range of stakeholders gathered at the Montezuma-Cortez High School library late Friday afternoon to talk about mental health needs. The event was hosted by the Keystone Policy Center’s...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

October restaurant inspections: Burger King, Hong Kong need work

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez takes part in Festival of Trees

Cortez is joining in the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s Festival of Trees this holiday season, and a student-decorated tree is now posted up in the Colorado Welcome Center as part of the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Court of Appeals rules for mine cleanup

The Colorado Court of Appeals has ordered the long-dormant Van 4 uranium mine near the lower Dolores River to be closed down and cleaned up. Environmental groups say the decision is...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teen Maze prepares eighth graders for a healthy road ahead

Eighth grade is a transitional year, a time when students have just entered their teenage years and are preparing for high school. With this transition comes a host of new issues and choices young...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County supports more law enforcement

Montezuma County Commissioners chose to augment public safety Tuesday with a preliminary approval to increase the sheriff’s 2020 budget for additional patrol and jail deputies. During a budget...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm warning is issued for Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Southwest Colorado in effect from 11 p.m. Tuesday through 11 p.m. Thursday. The storm is expected to produce the region’s first...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis: Ending DACA would be ‘economic disaster’

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be an “economic disaster to cities and states.” He promised to do everything under the law to protect...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Onward! announces grant awards

Onward! A Legacy Foundation, a community foundation dedicated to the philanthropic health of Southwest Colorado, has awarded its enhancement grant cycle for this year. At Onward!’s Celebration...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm expected to bring rain, snow to Four Corners

The storm that most likely will form the base of this season’s snowpack in the San Juan Mountains will move into the region Tuesday and is expected to linger throughout the Four Corners into...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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