Volleyball coaches reportedly fired

The Montezuma-Cortez volleyball team traveled to Fruita Monument and Grand Junction for games on Friday and Saturday this weekend, and they did so without former head coach Andi Pickens. Pickens...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers get a win at Ignacio

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers got a tally in the win column on Friday with a 26-14 win over Ignacio. Senior quarterback Cordell Ridings led the way with three touchdowns. Ridings rushed for 60...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bulldogs win 56-8

The Dove Creek Bulldogs put up 56 points in their win against Sierra Grande on Friday, and three of their scores were from interceptions and punt returns. Senior Ricky Adams and sophomore Tristen...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Marching Panthers take first

The Montezuma-Cortez Marching Panthers traveled to Grand Junction on Saturday to participate in the 38th annual Colorado West Marching Festival. There were 15 marching bands from western Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports


Bears football team shut out in Salida The Dolores Bears were shut out on Friday in a 16-0 loss at Salida. The loss moves Dolores to 2-2 on the season. The Bears begin Southern Peaks Conference...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Masons to lay cornerstone, time capsule at M-CHS

Cortez Lodge No. 133 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, with the assistance of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Colorado, will lay a cornerstone at the new Montezuma-Cortez High School at 5:30 p.m. on...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Journal obtained records after 6 requests

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office turned over public records in the Patricia McEachern discrimination case only after a First Amendment attorney requested the records on behalf of The Journal,...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Questions arise over contractor selection at Gold King Mine

DENVER – Questions are being raised after the Environmental Protection Agency announced that the same contractor who played a role in the Gold King Mine spill will oversee the contract for a new...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Orchard Project plans social for Oct. 10

For The Journal The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project invites the public to an orchard social on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cortez Middle School’s Garden & Orchard, corner of Maple...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Donuts, drinks and dinner

A donut shop by day and a full-service restaurant boasting items like escargot, seared ostrich, french-style frog legs, steamed New Zealand fresh green lip mussels, is the latest eatery to set up...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Mesa Verde prescribed burn scheduled for October

For The Journal Mesa Verde National Park fire management staff is planning to implement a prescribed fire during the month of October, as weather allows. This controlled burn is being conducted to...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River meeting Sept. 30

Prominent water attorney and legislative expert David Robbins will present a legal review of preservation efforts for the Lower Dolores River on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. in the conference...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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