Sean Dolan

Position: JOURNAL Staff Writer

Montezuma County commissioners, irrigation company headed to trial over culvert

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners and the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. will go to trial in July to determine which entity is responsible to pay to replace aging culverts....

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man arrested in Farmington in child solicitation case

Detectives with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico arrested a Dolores man for allegedly attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex at a park in Farmington on Dec. 17. Jeremy Lee,...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez ensures no one must be hungry, alone on Christmas

If it wasn’t for the Cortez Community Christmas Dinner, Cassin McClure said she would probably heat up a Marie Callender’s frozen meal. Lee Wiesemann said he would probably be at home trying to...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four felonies dismissed in Cortez burglary plea agreement

Darrell Perez, a Cortez man suspected of burglarizing a home east of Cortez in June and taking methamphetamine into the Montezuma County Detention Center in October, pleaded guilty Thursday in 22nd...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Sanitation District receives grant to replace sewer lines

Sixty-five percent of sewer lines within the Cortez Sanitation District are vitrified clay or concrete pipes installed about 60 years ago. A $600,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local...

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

Back-to-back crashes stop traffic on U.S. Highway 491 near Cortez

Two unrelated crashes occurred within about 20 minutes and 150 yards of each other Friday night on U.S. Highway 491 about 4 miles north of Cortez. A minivan hit a deer at 5:30 p.m., according to...

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

Cortez community remembers woman loved cheering her kids on at wrestling matches

When there’s a tragedy in Cortez, the community comes together. That was clear on Saturday as hundreds came out to celebrate the life of Holly Lynn Buffington-Yake, who died in a car crash in rural...

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

Kiva Montessori students display art, research projects

Students at Children’s Kiva Montessori School on Wednesday displayed a variety of art, research and writing projects at a gallery night for family and friends. From the campus of Crow Canyon...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of assaulting deputy withdraws guilty plea

Stefen Chihocky pleaded guilty Tuesday in 22nd Judicial District Court to assaulting a Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy in November, then withdrew his plea after Judge Todd Plewe declined to lower...

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

Federal shutdown looms; agencies in Four Corners uncertain about impact

With a partial government shutdown looming at midnight Friday, employees in federal offices within the Four Corners are unsure what could happen if the U.S. Congress fails to fund the government....

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

Durango man gets 2 years in prison after 7th DUI

A Durango resident with seven DUI convictions over several decades and a pending felony DUI case in La Plata County was sentenced to two years with the Colorado Department of Corrections in 22nd...

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

Mancos announces two finalists to replace Spruell as town marshal

The search for a new Mancos town marshal has been narrowed down to two finalists: Boyd Neagle, a Cortez Police Department patrol officer, and Justen Goodall, a Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy....

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

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