Heavy construction

New Dolores River bridge installed near Bedrock

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor SEMA Construction have installed the new Dolores River Bridge on Colorado Highway 90, according to a CDOT news release. The precast concrete...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road crews take a break on U.S. 491; paving resumes Wednesday

Road construction on U.S. 491 has paused for the Fourth of July holiday, but work will resume on Wednesday. Drivers will continue to encounter single-lane, alternating travel for paving operations...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Southwest Health medical office building dedicated

The new medical office building under construction at the Southwest Memorial Hospital campus was dedicated Tuesday in a “topping-out ceremony” attended by about 30 hospital staff, board members and...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Street construction, rec center on Cortez council agenda

A street improvement project, renovation at the recreation center and a liquor license for a new Mexican restaurant are all on the agenda for the Cortez City Council’s meeting on Tuesday. The...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work closes Colorado 184 for a week beginning Sunday

A full road closure will begin Sunday, Oct. 30 on Colorado Highway 184 about 1 mile east from the U.S. Highway 491 junction. The closure is expected to last through Sunday, Nov. 6. The Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road work closes Lebanon Road at U.S. 491 in Cortez

The Journal Improvements to the intersection at U.S. Highway 491 in Cortez require closing Lebanon Road on Wednesday, Oct. 5 through Wednesday, Oct. 26. Lebanon Road will be closed to all traffic...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hospital project wins $2M grant

In addition to a voter-approved sales tax, proceeds from energy and mineral production will also help fund a $14.2 million capital improvement project at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Announced on...

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

Board revisits retired M-CHS

After a 45-minute discussion this week, school officials have agreed to pursue three avenues regarding the former Montezuma-Cortez High School building. At a special workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 29,...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A sneak peek inside M-CHS

The new Montezuma-Cortez High School is an earth-friendly, state-of-the-art academic structure with grand views of the surrounding landscape.“It’s an incredible facility,” said principal Jason...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS budgets dip from ’12 estimates

In comparison, current construction costs for the new Montezuma-Cortez High School are lower than initial figures. Current budgetary funds have also dipped over the past three years. When the...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New M-CHS nears completion and remains under-budget

School officials are buzzing with anticipation as they prepare to open the doors of the new Montezuma-Cortez High School. A public ribbon-cutting is planned for Aug. 14. “I believe this is the...

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skanska shutting down headquarters in Cortez

International construction giant Skanska confirmed late last week it is "winding down" operations at its Cortez office as it prepares to consolidate its western equipment facilities for its civil...

DATE: July 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News