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Two ballot questions could generate millions for transportation in Southwest Colorado

Voters will consider two ballot questions in November that would boost funding for transportation statewide in vastly different ways and dedicate different amounts to Southwest Colorado projects....

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second city: Cortez put down roots in La Plata County

Cortez, the metropolis of the grand and vast valley of the Montezuma, is situated in the very center of the western half of La Plata County. Cortez is already a rapidly growing town and will be the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Looking back

Polis touts business, political experience in bid for governor

Jared Polis said his experience as a businessman who is capable of finding innovative ways to fund projects and his willingness as a politician to work across the aisle to get things done make him...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bus stops – it’s all about the kids

It’s that time of year when the trees lose their leaves and parents lose their kids to the school system. This means we have kids all over the place going to school along with other activities, and...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Damron pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

Jeremiah Paul Damron, who is charged with first-degree murder of his mother last summer, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday. The plea sets in motion a mandatory mental health...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspects in August pot raids hear charges

Six of eight Chinese-speaking defendants arrested in a Montezuma County raid Aug. 28 for allegedly growing too many marijuana plants appeared Tuesday in front of District Court Judge Todd Plewe for...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators show bipartisan support for conservation bill

U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet released separate statements this week supporting legislation that will permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund after the bill...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What worries rural Colorado as the election approaches?

It’s a Tuesday morning at the La Jara Trading Post, in the San Luis Valley a few miles north of the Colorado-New Mexico state line. The employees and a steady stream of customers are talking about...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commentary: Does hunting keep us human?

Does hunting make us human? In the New Machine Age, we are all cyborgs – hybrids of flesh and technology, glowing with artificial enlightenment. So perhaps the better question is this: Does hunting...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

CMS teacher seeks volunteers, participation at Hispanic Heritage Night

by Carter Pape Journal Staff Writer In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cortez Middle School English teacher Lissa Lycan is planning a schoolwide gathering on Oct. 15 in the CMS cafeteria...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Student in hospital after apparent fall down stairs

by Carter Pape Journal Staff Writer At least one ambulance and one firetruck responded to a call about a fallen student at Montezuma Cortez Middle School on Monday about 3:45 p.m. The student, an...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Board of Realtors announces Realtor of the Year

Jason Witt, of Re/Max Mesa Verde Realty, was awarded Realtor of the Year by the Four Corners Board of Realtors during a ceremony at Blondie’s Trophy Room Sept. 20. The honor was presented by last...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News