Position: Journal Staff Writer

Lewis-Arriola farm conference will focus on profitability

The third annual Southwest Agricultural Seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center, 21203 Road S, in Cortez. The event is sponsored by...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Local bank leader retires after 41 years

President of Dolores State Bank Ed Merritt is retiring after 41 years. Merritt grew up in Dolores and went on to be one of the financial leaders of the community. Under his leadership, Dolores...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County to hold meeting to discuss Sand Canyon parking

The Montezuma County commission will hold a neighborhood meeting on a plan to expand parking for the Sand Canyon trail at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 6. The meeting will be held at the site of a new Bureau of...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public access to land near Summit Lake in Montezuma County hits snag

Access to public lands south of Summit Lake in Montezuma County could be blocked by a 2-foot-wide strip of private land, officials have learned. The Bureau of Land Management and Montezuma County...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

When wild burros flew and rafted whitewater

If you were in the Grand Canyon in 1980-81, you might have seen a strange sight: wild burros being lifted out by helicopter or floating by on rafts. Mark Applequist of Cortez was part of the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Nature Center at Butler Corner takes shape

The Nature Center at Butler Corner north of Dolores is constructing a visitors center and is planning a grand opening for this spring. The $75,000 center will feature classroom space as well as...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New public roads trigger lawsuit against Montezuma County

When Montezuma County commissioners approved public roads at a Summit Lake West subdivision for access to Bureau of Land Management land, it put an unfair maintenance burden on residents, according...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County hears offer to continue funding CSU Extension

Montezuma County commissioners are reconsidering their preliminary decision to defund the Colorado State University Extension office, which includes the popular 4-H program. The commissioners said...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores students gain skills in restaurant business

Dolores third-graders served up Mexican, Italian and Indian food during a restaurant project held at the Dolores River Campground on Oct. 11-12. At the campground’s lodge, students bustled about...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Three environmental groups, along with San Miguel County, have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management alleging improper approval of oil and gas lease sales near the threatened...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DeAnne House wins seat on Ute Mountain Ute council

DeAnne House was re-elected to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council during an election on Friday in Towaoc. House earned 113 votes out of 415 cast. She came out ahead of challengers Selwyn...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New combined Montezuma Courthouse open to public

The new Montezuma County Combined Courthouse is the most modern in the state, with a design that also recognizes the region’s ancient culture. During a grand opening Wednesday, local and state...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News