Cortez

First Celtic Fair in Parque de Vida draws colorful Cortez crowd

Athletes and performers from all over the Southwest transformed Parque de Vida in Cortez into a miniature Scottish Highland on Saturday. The all-day Cortez Celtic Fair was a follow-up to the Celtic...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car vs. motorcycle crash stops traffic in Mesa Verde National Park

A two-vehicle crash stopped traffic for about 45 minutes in Mesa Verde National Park on Saturday. Mancos Fire and Rescue, a Southwest Health System ambulance and Mesa Verde rangers responded about...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council to approve new city manager on Tuesday

The Cortez City Council will vote on a new city manager contract in a busy meeting on Tuesday. Since former City Manager Shane Hale left the position vacant in May, the council has narrowed down...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park to host traditional Hopi dances

The Lomayestewa Family of Shungopovi Village, Second Mesa, Arizona, will perform traditional Hopi dances at the Visitor and Research Center in Mesa Verde National Park on June 30 and July 1....

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Stonefish-Lizard stage to host New Orleans singer on Saturday

Loungin’ Lizard and Stonefish Sushi and More will host the first concert on a new outdoor stage this Saturday, featuring New Orleans R&B singer Heidijo . After several months of construction on the...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Competency hearing scheduled for Cortez murder suspect

In a hearing Friday, the defense attorney for Cortez murder suspect Jeremiah Damron announced plans to challenge the findings of two mental health evaluations declaring Damron competent to proceed....

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Tuesday, June 12 11 a.m. : A man was arrested at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., on two felony warrants. 1:41 p.m. : A woman was arrested at Montezuma County Combined Courts,...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Know your restaurants: May inspection reports

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: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Third Thursday market starts summer strong

The Cortez Third Thursday Market started on the first day of summer with a late afternoon sun shining on a big crowd and more vendors than ever. This is the third year the Cortez municipal...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Burro Fire grows slightly; crews work to reinforce fire lines

The Burro Fire east of Dolores grew 9 acres on Thursday, and crews continued on Friday to reinforce containment lines on its northwestern and southern sides. The fire remained at 53 percent...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drop-off deadline for Montezuma County primary ballots is Tuesday

The deadline to receive a primary election ballot in the mail was Monday, but voters can still participate by delivering their ballots to the drop box outside the Montezuma County Clerk and...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Burro Fire holding steady, but fuels are drying out

The Burro Fire had minimal growth overnight and continued to burn calmly on Thursday, four days after the weekend’s steady rain. “The rains really cooled it down,” said John Bearer, public...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News