Position: Journal Staff Writer

Suspect in threat to Montezuma-Cortez schools is identified

The suspect who allegedly made an unsubstantiated threat toward Montezuma-Cortez schools was apprehended Friday afternoon in Cortez after the Sheriff’s Office located his car. “The Sheriff’s...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Fire Protection District approves purchase of bunker gear

The Cortez Fire Protection District Board has unanimously approved the purchase of fire shelters. The purchase had been discussed at the March board meeting. During a public comment period at the...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Dolores in or out of CHSAA? State official weighs in

Has the Dolores School District opted out of the Colorado High School Activities Association? That question was largely unanswered during a sometimes heated and confusing public discussion at...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

A durable finish for metal objects comes to Cortez

Sheldon Randall opened STR Custom Coatings late last summer after seeing companies ship items out of state to be powder-coated. Randall’s powder-coating process starts with sandblasting to give it...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Power duo returning to Mancos for spring tour

Arizona musicians Johnny Zapp and Bernie Lezotte will return to Mancos on April 21 as a stop on their spring tour. The “power duo” will perform at The Mancos Brewing Co. at 6 p.m. with no cover...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Petition seeks to recall two Dolores School Board members

A petition filed with Montezuma County seeks to recall Dolores School Board President Dee Prock and school board member Vangi McCoy. The petition claims that both school both members have failed to...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local man turns passion into new business

Ernie Padilla opened his traveling restaurant, “The Wigglin’ Pig,” to local popularity. Padilla bought his trailer a year ago when he was working in the construction business and renovated it...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Group of Dolores students aims to improve school culture

When a group of Dolores high-schoolers saw major changes in their school culture, they decided to do something. Shortly after the shooting at Parkland, Florida, and a fight video from Dolores High...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez bands receive superior scores

The Cortez Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade bands received superior ratings at the Northwest New Mexico Music Educators Associate Large Group Evaluation. The evaluation was held at the...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Acclaimed Hot Club of Cowtown to perform in Cortez

The Southwest Colorado Concert Association’s 2017-2018 season continues with the acclaimed Western swing group the Hot Club of Cowtown. The group will perform at the Montezuma-Cortez High School...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Basil Rathbone – Cortez residents’ best friend – now needs help of his own

The service dog of Madison House Assisted Living in Cortez recently underwent surgery. Now the people who love him need help. Basil Rathbone was named after a 1940s actor by senior-assisted living...

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

Denkai Animal Sanctuary moves to Yellow Jacket

Floss Blackburn moved her national animal rescue organization, Denkai Animal Sanctuary, to Yellow Jacket in October. Founded in 2004, the sanctuary operated out of Weld County until the move last...

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