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Gardner’s cybersecurity bill deals automatic sanctions, unless the president says no

U.S Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said that when nation’s orchestrate cyberattacks on the U.S., there should be an automatic response with real consequences. Are you listening, Russia? On Monday,...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado to fly U.S. flag at half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain

Update: Just after 2 p.m. Colorado time Monday, and after more than 24 hours of criticism, President Trump issued a statement honoring Sen. John McCain’s service and ordered all U.S. flags flown at...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three chances to meet candidates for Montezuma County commissioner

Three public meetings are planned leading up to the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners election in November. Tuesday night, the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association will host a forum of...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac wins second straight pro motocross championship

Eli Tomac raced through a muddy course Saturday in Indiana to win his second straight championship in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. He became the first rider to repeat as 450 class motocross...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Three locals named champion at Colorado State Fair

Following are results from the 4-H Club exhibits at the Colorado State Fair. Champions and reserve champions are highlighted with an arrow. Montezuma County Jessalyn Bay-Voit 2115: Adv Photography...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor candidates see dangers in health proposals

Health care ranks among the top issues in Colorado’s race for governor. But to hear the campaigns and their allies describe it, voters in November will be choosing between Democrat Jared Polis’ and...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Tuesday, Aug. 14 12:30 a.m. : A man at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., was served a warrant. 1:44 a.m. : A man was pulled over for a nonworking taillight in the 29000...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Repairs force drainage of Groundhog Reservoir; no bag limit on fish

Malfunctioning dam equipment discovered this week at Groundhog Reservoir has forced Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. to drain the lake to make repairs, officials report. As a result, Colorado Parks...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

July inspections: Stonefish Sushi, Loungin’ Lizard, Stateline Bar ...

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP looks to pull out of Southwest Colorado, northern New Mexico

BP American Production Co. is contemplating pulling out of the San Juan Basin natural gas and oil field in what could be another devastating hit to the economy in Southwest Colorado and northern...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency crews respond to fire alarm, then suicide threat

Two incidents kept local emergency crews busy on Friday. About 10 a.m., a fire alarm triggered an evacuation at Cortez-Montezuma High School. More than 600 students and all staff were safely...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community college kicks off school year

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News