Position: Journal Staff Writer

Three restaurants compete in search for best green chile

Move over, New Mexico. Southwest Colorado has green chile fever. Three local restaurants are on the leader board in a USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice contest to name the best chile verde in...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

New Dolores town manager has deep well of experience

New Dolores interim Town Manager David C. Stahl Sr. brings a mix of municipal government and business experience to the position. The energetic Colorado native is 67 but is not ready to retire...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest, BLM remind public of electric bike rules

Reports that cyclists are illegally using e-bikes on the Phil’s World trail near Cortez is prompting the Bureau of Land Management to push awareness that the bikes are not allowed on trails meant...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Red Cross chapter needs volunteers

The Four Corners chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers, said Todd Parisi, disaster action team coordinator for the Four Corners Red Cross. The organization responds to local disasters...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma, Dolores counties renew debate over conservation status for Dolores River

Dolores and Montezuma County commissioners are debating whether a National Conservation Area designation for the Lower Dolores River is worth pursuing. In the lively meeting at Bubba’s Restaurant...

DATE: March 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New trails at Phil’s World challenged on appeal

The Phil’s World trail expansion project east of Cortez is on hold pending an appeal made by local wildlife advocates. After four years of environmental and archaeological studies, the Tres Rios...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Motorcyclists push back; Montezuma County objects to loss of trails

Motorcycle groups and Montezuma County commissioners have filed objections to a draft decision by the San Juan National Forest that would close trails to motorcycles in the Rico-West Dolores area....

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Antique engine attracts curious attendees at Four States Ag Expo

Huge spinning wheels and a strange popping noise attracted curious attendees of the Four States Ag Expo over the weekend. The oddly elegant contraption is an antique engine restored by Glen...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Names of victim and Montezuma County deputy involved in shootout released

The names of the victim and Montezuma County deputy involved in a deadly shootout in McElmo Canyon Feb. 15 have been released by the FBI and Sheriff’s Office. On Wednesday, FBI spokeswoman Sandra...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County planning board suggests county sales tax

The Montezuma County Planning Board wants the public to consider approving a 1 percent county sales tax in November to help stabilize the general fund budget. Board members said they want to pitch...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez students walk out to protest violence, promote kindness

About 120 students from Montezuma-Cortez High School participated in a well-organized walkout to honor those killed in recent school shootings in Florida and Aztec, New Mexico, and to promote a...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper signs Nowlin’s pet project – a police horse protection bill

A police horse protection bill conceived by Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 7. The bill – Crime of Cruelty to Certified Police Working...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News