Sean Dolan

Position: JOURNAL Staff Writer

Sergeant cleared in shooting of armed, ‘depressed’ Mancos man

A Colorado State Patrol sergeant who fatally shot an armed Mancos man after a rollover on Thanksgiving Day in Gunnison County will not face criminal charges, according to District Attorney Dan...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman, daughter face trial in dispute with Dolores County Fire

CORTEZ – A verdict is expected this week in the trial of a Mancos woman and her daughter, who have been accused of illegally excavating land belonging to the Dolores County Fire Protection District...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez begins negotiations with fiber-optic company

Cortez is moving closer toward a public-private partnership to bring an advanced fiber optic network to every business and resident in the city. City Council on Tuesday gave staff the green light...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two arrested while driving woman to court for meth case

On her way to court last week, just before she was sentenced to 12 months probation in two cases of meth possession and two traffic cases, Marque Lopez was a passenger in a vehicle that allegedly...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two facing felony charges from Montrose community corrections

Two Montezuma County inmates who were kicked out of a community corrections facility in Montrose now face felony charges in Colorado’s 7th Judicial District Court. Christopher Gonzales, 22, and...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man in burglary, drug cases sentenced to community corrections

Chief Judge Douglas Walker chose rehabilitation on Thursday when he sentenced Darrell Perez to three years at the Hilltop House community corrections facility in Durango. In 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek bank, nearby businesses evacuated after bomb threat

The Dolores County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday bomb threat at the Community Banks of Colorado in Dove Creek. A press release from Dolores County Sheriff Don Wilson states his office...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

SUV, pickup crash on Colorado 184 near Mancos

A collision Saturday on Colorado Highway 184 outside Mancos sent one driver into a snowbank and the other into a row of roadside mailboxes. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Loving, who was in an early...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana dispensary suing Cortez City Council over denied application

CORTEZ – A Pueblo marijuana company is suing the Cortez City Council for denying a request in October for a new marijuana dispensary on “arbitrary” and “capricious” grounds, including religious...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Closing arguments filed in Road 41 civil case

MANCOS – Three attorneys have submitted written closing arguments in a civil case in 22nd Judicial District Court that could impact the future of Montezuma County maintenance on County Road 41...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Felon fails to appear in Cortez court after Durango standoff

CORTEZ – Dolores resident John Finocchiaro racked up several warrants in Montezuma County Combined Courts on Wednesday when he failed to appear in at least four pending cases. Montezuma County...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gym owner presents idea for Cortez youth sports complex

The owner of a Cortez gymnastics studio on Friday pitched an ambitious concept for a large, multifunctional sports complex or field house geared toward youths. “I’m just trying to get the thought...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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