Sean Dolan

Position: JOURNAL Staff Writer

Montezuma County Habitat for Humanity seeking family for affordable home

A monthlong application period is now open for the annual Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County homeownership program. Molly Greenlee, executive director of the local Habitat group, provided an...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road damage, rockfall delay reopening of Mesa Verde

President Donald Trump signed a bill late Friday that reopened the federal government for three weeks, but it will take some time before Mesa Verde National Park reopens to the public. On Sunday,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing Kansas girl found safe in Cortez

A 14-year-old Kansas girl was in protective custody in Cortez on Friday morning after she was reported missing Tuesday from her home in Topeka. Cortez police arrested a man named Michael Fitzgerald...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez golf simulation business seeks permit

A career golf professional and his family are opening a golf and multisport simulation business and snack bar attached to a CrossFit gym in Cortez. Micah and Anett Rudosky, agents for Rudosky...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez adds old courthouse to historic register

The Cortez City Council has added the Montezuma County Courthouse to the city of Cortez Register of Historic Structures, Sites and Districts. Both the original 1937 structure and the 1960 addition...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez considering city-provided day care

The Cortez City Council is considering city-provided day care service. City Manager John Dougherty proposed the concept in a memo to the City Council on Tuesday. He said he has heard anecdotally...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendant in Cortez high school stabbing case sentenced to probation

One of two female juveniles in an October stabbing case near Walmart and Montezuma-Cortez High School was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of supervised probation. She was initially charged on nine...

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

After car chase, Montezuma County inmate suspected of selling meth in jail

Ten days after Cortez resident Robert Marquez led Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies on a 25-mile car chase in late November, the jail was locked down on suspicion that he was dealing meth behind...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man allegedly imprisons, assaults disabled man

A Dolores man has been charged with felony assault for allegedly punching a man with a mental disability in the face while imprisoning him in a Cortez trailer. Erik L. Genaw, 30, faces charges of...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Women’s March calls on women to run for office

Just before joining nearly 300 people in the Cortez Women’s March for Unity on Saturday, 16-year-old Annika Lewis recalled a time when she was scolded at school for wearing a tank top with thin...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo artist shares unique sand painting style in Cortez

CORTEZ – The Navajo for generations have created sand paintings for use in sacred ceremonies. Diné artist Bento Yazzie has a unique take on the art form, but he struggles to describe what it’s like...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: One person dies in crash south of Cortez

One person died Thursday night on U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez after a semitrailer and pickup truck collided on the McElmo Creek bridge, law enforcement officers said. According to a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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