Sean Dolan

Position: JOURNAL Staff Writer

Repeat Cortez trespasser arrested on DUI

CORTEZ – A Cortez man who was cited or arrested seven times in January for trespassing at City Market and the Cortez Public Library was arrested last week for DUI. Harry L. Bylilly, 46, is in...

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

Resident with shotgun chases off suspect in police chase

A man who allegedly sped away from a Cortez police officer while being held at gunpoint was later chased off a rural Montezuma County property by a homeowner with a shotgun early February....

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill would create text reminders for court defendants

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced a bill that would enact a text message program to remind criminal defendants of upcoming court hearings, but Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is unsure...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez firefighters called to pot shop as bagel goes up in smoke

A team of Cortez firefighters responded Friday afternoon to an overcooked bagel at marijuana dispensary Durango Organics. Responding to a report of a fire alarm, three Cortez Fire Protection...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez arts committee creates mural brochures, walking tours

It’s hard to miss the more than 40 murals scattered throughout Cortez, but finding information about the public works of art hasn’t been so easy. That changed recently as the Cortez Public Arts...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Cortez adopts incentive program to encourage development

CORTEZ – Builders in Cortez could soon benefit from a one-year incentive program that waives or reduces fees to encourage development on legally platted and developed vacant lots throughout town....

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez child sex offender resentenced to residential facility

Convicted sex offender Daniel J. Beltran was sentenced to three years in community corrections on Thursday after failing to register as a sex offender while on probation. The 22-year-old Cortez...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM considers parking lot on contested roadway near Mancos

The Bureau of Land Management is considering adding a public parking lot on a contested “high use” road south of Mancos that could lose its maintenance, complicating public access. A Texas...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Felon arrested in Dolores on another firearms charge

A convicted felon with seven pending cases in Montezuma County Combined Courts was arrested Feb. 3 in Dolores for possession of a Hi-Point 9 mm rifle. Four days after the arrest, John I....

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small fire extinguished in Cortez mobile home

A mobile home caught fire Friday morning on West Fourth Street just off South Broadway. Smoke rose from the chimney of the home, but no flames were visible from outside. Two people who said they...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Furloughed Mesa Verde employees still waiting to get paid

Thirty-five furlough status employees at Mesa Verde National Park as of Tuesday morning had not received back pay from the 35-day partial government shutdown that ended Jan. 25. Park services shut...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas corporation seeks to bar Montezuma County work on road south of Mancos

A Texas corporation is seeking an injunction to prohibit Montezuma County maintenance on parts of County Road 41 until the court defines the county’s easement on the road, south of Mancos. After a...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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