Position: Journal Staff Writer

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

A U.S. attorney has cleared a Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy who killed a man during a shootout in McElmo Canyon in February, but the deputy has been fired for violating department policy. Sgt....

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aspen forests northeast of Dolores proposed for logging

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on a proposal to cut down mature aspens in an effort to improve forest diversity and sustainability in the Dolores Ranger District. The...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ban on uranium mining outside Grand Canyon intact

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an Obama-era ban on new uranium mining around Grand Canyon National Park, but the Trump administration could lift it. The 2012 Northern Arizona Mineral Withdrawal...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma County hospital district to buy Cortez clinic building

The Montezuma County Hospital District has agreed to purchase the walk-in care clinic building from Southwest Health System as part of a financial recovery plan. The district board approved a...

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

Dolores seeks insight from Cortez as it considers pot sales

Dolores residents and officials are weighing the financial benefits, additional administrative costs and impacts on law enforcement from marijuana sales in their ongoing discussion about whether to...

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

Montezuma County mobile health clinic hits the road

Family health benefits for low-income families are now being served up on the road. The Women Infants and Children program of the Montezuma County Health Department has purchased a Ford Transit Van...

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

Towaoc man gets 12 years in sexual assault of wife

A Towaoc man with a history of domestic violence has been convicted of assault and sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison. On Oct. 9, U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Learn about native plants at Cortez’s Carpenter Trail

Visitors to the Carpenter Natural Area can now learn more about native and non-native plants, trees and shrubs thanks to interpretive signs installed along the concrete trail this Fall. Local...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four indicted on federal charges after Montezuma pot raids

Four suspects have been indicted on felony charges more than a month after a multi-agency raid of a large marijuana operation in Montezuma County. Jimmy Dang, Lisa Yang, Qi Lin Wu and Sang Teng...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alternative high school gets new campus

A lesser known charter school in Cortez is gaining in popularity and has recently moved to a larger campus. GOAL Academy High School, 2531 E. Main St., is an accredited multidistrict online charter...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New $4 million fire station opens in Cortez

The community marveled at the new $4 million main fire station of the Cortez Fire Protection District during a packed open house Oct. 12. The modern, two-story red brick building at 31 N....

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Dolores Ski Swap fundraiser coming Nov. 10

The Dolores Ski Swap and fundraiser will be held on Nov. 10 at the Dolores Community Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Telluride and Hesperus ski passes will be for sale, as well as a roomful of snow...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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