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Repairs force drainage of Groundhog Reservoir; no bag limit on fish

Malfunctioning dam equipment discovered this week at Groundhog Reservoir has forced Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. to begin draining the lake in order to make repairs, officials report. As a...

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

Pickup crashes head-on with Montezuma County gravel truck

A Lewis driver faces a DUI charge after a head-on collision with a loaded Montezuma County gravel truck west of Dolores on Aug. 15, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The eastbound Ford F-250,...

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

Dolores students show improvement on state CMAS tests

The latest state test scores for Dolores elementary and middle school students showed significant improvement from 2017, according to results released by the Colorado Department of Education last...

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

Dolores museum features astronomy events in September

The public is invited to two astronomy events at the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor’s Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184, Dolores. On Sept. 1, astronaut Rick Hieb will present “Space...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribes to rebury ancient remains found by hiker near Dolores

Native American tribal leaders with ancestral ties to the region will conduct a reburial ceremony for ancient human remains found near Dolores on the San Juan National Forest, officials say....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey helps define Dolores playground project

The Dolores Parks Advisory Committee has released the results of a community survey about a new playground planned for Joe Rowell Park. The survey was distributed earlier in the year and was filled...

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

July restaurant inspections for Montezuma County

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: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Church wants to repurpose old Walmart building in Cortez

The long-vacant Walmart building in Cortez Plaza is slated to become the new home of Rock Springs Church. Plaza owner Tom Maley and church leaders were given preliminary approval for the project...

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

Montezuma County Social Services office gets new director

The Montezuma County Department of Social Services has a new director. Gina Montoya came on board in July and has an extensive background in human services in the state. For 10 years, she was a...

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

Dolores yoga and wellness festival is Aug. 25

A new wellness and yoga festival will be held in downtown Dolores on Aug. 25. The Wild Roots Yoga & Wellness Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 411 Central Ave. An opening ceremony will...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man facing jail allegedly leaves court, eludes police

A California man with a pending sentence for drug possession in Cortez has twice eluded law enforcement, officials say: once in court and again in a police pursuit. On Aug. 1, Alejandro Reyes left...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy’s horse injures child at Escalante Days

Three injuries were reported at this year’s Escalante Days, including one involving a horse with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol. About 11:30 a.m., a 4-year-old child was kicked by...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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