Sean Dolan

Position: JOURNAL Staff Writer

Dolores man removed from sex offender registry

A 22nd Judicial District judge ruled Thursday that a Dolores man is no longer required to register as a sex offender. Dustin Ray Wall, 30, pleaded guilty in June 2014 to sexual assault and...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candelaria industrial subdivision moving forward north of Cortez

Jim Candelaria received two items of good news on Tuesday night. In addition to winning the election for Montezuma County Board of Commissioners, the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission...

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

Voters retain two judges in Montezuma and Dolores counties

Voters in Montezuma and Dolores counties have retained 22nd Judicial District Judge Todd Jay Plewe and Montezuma County Court Judge JenniLynn Lawrence. Based on incomplete results as of 8:30 p.m.,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bodybuilder, 62, to compete after open-heart surgery

Brian Killigrew set a lofty goal as he sunk deeper into his hospital bed during 15 days in November and December of 2017. Killigrew, a 62-year-old Mancos resident, said he felt depressed and...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde acquires Rockefeller’s Native American art collection

A trove of Native American art kept locked in a Rockefeller family home in Seal Harbor, Maine, for nearly 100 years has found a new home at Mesa Verde National Park. The Estate of David Rockefeller...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez awards $27K to local nonprofits

Cortez has awarded $27,000 in grant funding to local nonprofits. The City Council in a workshop on Oct. 23 went down a list of 31 applications totaling $118,000 in funding requests and tentatively...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez selects drought-tolerant, low-growing plants for medians

Selecting plants for the Main Street medians in downtown Cortez was not a decision made lightly. Cortez Parks Superintendent Mark Boblitt said the city was limited to plants that are...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos man’s third attempt to overturn murder conviction fails

The Colorado Court of Appeals denied a third attempt to invalidate a murder conviction from a Mancos man who shot and killed his ex-wife’s divorce attorney. On March 4, 2005, Aric Jerome Miera...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez finance director: Halt construction on fiber project

Less than two months before the city of Cortez is expected to adopt a balanced 2019 budget, the proposed budget is running in the red, and the fiber-optic internet installation program is draining...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez church seeks donations, volunteers for Thanksgiving meal

Volunteers at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Cortez are preparing for the annual Thanksgiving community meal – and they could use some help. Victoria Atkins, lead cook for the Thanksgiving meal,...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple charged with drug distribution to be tried together

A district court judge on Monday ruled that a married Cortez couple charged with eight felony counts, including distribution of meth and heroin, will be tried together in a three-week jury trial in...

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

Per capita marijuana sales in Montezuma County twice as high as La Plata

As Colorado’s marijuana industry continues to grow, per capita recreational sales in Montezuma County in the first eight months of 2018 were nearly double the per capita sales in neighboring La...

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

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