Ute tribe considers renewables

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe may benefit from wind, solar and hydro-electric power, according to participants at a forum on renewable energy last week in Towaoc. The three-day event featured...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez code-enforcement actions rise 513%

Data collected by the Cortez Planning and Building department since 2012 shows there’s been a roughly 513 percent increase in code-enforcement actions over the past three years as the city tightens...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who’s in, who’s out on M-CHS coaching staff?

The status of the coaching staff at Montezuma-Cortez High School was uncertain Monday after head coach Dave Wagner announced that three assistant coaches had resigned. According to Wagner,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez, Dolores, Mancos papers will combine into The Journal

Ballantine Communications, Inc. will soon consolidate The Cortez Journal, Dolores Star and Mancos Times into one newspaper, named The Journal. Our local journalists and advertising representatives...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama’s misjudgment helping reheat Cold War

WASHINGTON – On Sept. 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. The reaction? The...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Contraception cash

In the first six years of a program that provided long-acting, reversible contraception – primarily intrauterine devices and implants – to low-income teens and women in Colorado at little or no...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Editorials

GST Liquors gives $10K to Cultural Center

Grant Smith, owner of GST Liquors in Dolores, has donated $10,000 to help keep the Cortez Cultural Center afloat as it wades through its budget crisis. It’s the first sizable donation the nonprofit...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Utes invite VFW to Pow Wow

Last weekend, Ute war veterans organization celebrated their 2015 Pow Wow Day at the ceremonial grounds at the Ute Casino in Towaoc. This year, the veterans also invited Montezuma County Volunteers...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: First day of school

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Make a Crash for Cancer is a hit

The Southwest Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to thank all of those who purchased tickets for Make a Crash for Cancer, part of the Demolition Derby at this year’s County Fair. This raffle...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Thanks to Tanners and Ertel for Pinto Bean

A big thank you to the Tanner Family and to Keenan Ertel and his crew for another outstanding Pinto Bean. The fireworks this year were outstanding!!! I find the only thing disappointing about the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Thanks for the help with school supplies

Montelores Baptist Church would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Wal-Mart Stores for their generous discount on the school supplies that we purchased there for donation to Pleasant...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

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