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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

Southwest Health System lays off 9.5% of staff in Cortez

Management for Southwest Memorial Hospital announced layoffs Tuesday of 40 employees as part of a reorganization plan to bolster the hospital’s struggling financial position and improve...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school district seeks bids for new bus garage

A plan for a new bus garage for Dolores Schools will be put out for rebid, board members decided at their meeting last week. Previous bids came in higher than what was budgeted for the project,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Full containment of Plateau Fire expected later this month

The Plateau Fire burning 6 miles north of Dolores grew to 16,390 acres over the weekend but is now 93 percent contained, fire officials said Sunday during a community meeting. A gap in containment...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores engravers highlighted in trade magazine

Ryans’ Custom Products, a personalization retailer in Dolores, is featured in the July issue of Insights, a national trade magazine. Jerry and Marcie Ryan have been creating custom award trophies...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County Fairgrounds ‘a petting zoo’ of Plateau Fire evacuees

The fair is over, but animals are returning to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds as evacuees of the threatening Plateau Fire north of Dolores. About 45 alpacas, 25 goats, some chickens and a flock...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest adjusts grazing north of Dolores

The San Juan National Forest plans to adjust grazing management for cattle ranchers in the Glade area north of Dolores for long-term range health, according to a recently released draft record of...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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