Cortez

Colorado’s economy will grow next year, just more slowly

Colorado will continue to add jobs in 2020, but at the slowest pace in almost a decade. “No reason to panic,” said Richard Wobbekind, an economist at the University of Colorado Boulder and...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parade of Lights lights up patriotic spirit

The combined forces of military pride and holiday cheer shone through for the Four Corners Board of Realtors Parade of Lights in Cortez Saturday night. The parade theme this year was “A Salute to...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Domestic violence leads to hostage negotiation

An Egnar man wanted on a warrant for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and holding her hostage at gunpoint was arrested Dec. 2 by San Miguel County Sheriff deputies. Aaron Joseph Gray, 35, is...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

West Cortez crash causes minor injury

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez prepares for annual community Christmas dinner

The 29th annual Community Christmas Dinner is coming up, and it’s free to everyone looking for a neighborly meal. The dinner has become a Christmas tradition and feeds about 500 people every year,...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

November restaurant reports are in

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Church’s Native Hope Solar brings light and heat to Navajo families

Parishioners at First United Methodist Church came together a couple years ago to form a church-based nonprofit with the mission of providing solar lighting systems to impoverished families. The...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A ‘Christmas Quilt’ of holiday stories set for Sunflower stage

The Sunflower Theatre is gearing up for the holiday season with a three-day performance series of Christmas stories and music. The cast of “The Christmas Quilt” features local actors of all ages,...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries

Add facial cuts, bruises and fractures to the risks from cellphones and carelessly using them. That’s according to a study published Thursday that found a spike in U.S. emergency room treatment for...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Southwest Health Alliance starting negotiations to bring health care costs down

Health insurance premiums in Southwest Colorado can rival a mortgage payment, but the recently formed Southwest Health Alliance expects to start negotiations with health care providers in coming...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge reverses Cortez’s denial of marijuana dispensary

The 22nd District Court has reversed the Cortez City Council’s denial of a marijuana retailer, meaning it will be granted another public hearing and a chance to open its doors. NuVue Pharma LLC ...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two more snow systems expected by Sunday

High-country snowpack should be even fatter after a couple of snow-producing storms move through Southwest Colorado this week. The coldest storm is expected Sunday. Six to 10 inches of snow fell...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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