Sean Dolan

Position: JOURNAL Staff Writer

Cortez adopts $32.87M budget

The Cortez City Council last week unanimously adopted a final 2019 budget with total expenses of $32.87 million across all funds and a 1.3 mill levy on each dollar of taxable property within the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez High School achieves highest state rating; Mesa Elementary struggles

Colorado school accreditation and School Performance Framework reports released Friday show mixed results at Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1. The Colorado Department of Education evaluates...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez vigil attendees to Legislature: Pass ‘red flag’ law

The day after the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, First United Methodist Church Pastor Jean Schwien said she made sure the emergency exit doors were unlocked at the Cortez church....

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Co-defendant in Cortez burglary case struggles to find conflict-free attorney

A burglary case with six co-defendants has led to some difficulties in finding an attorney for Darrell W. Perez, an inmate at Montezuma County Detention Center awaiting plea hearings in five...

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

Cortez man who left ID at burglary site gets a year in prison

A man who allegedly broke into a Cortez home and left his Colorado ID on the front window sill in October was sentenced Thursday to one year with the Colorado Department of Corrections. In 22nd...

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

Man who pulled woman from burning home faces felony charges

When an improperly installed wood stove caused a fire at a mobile home on County Road 25 in early November, Montezuma County resident Derrick Jim carried a burned woman out of the structure. Then...

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

Cortez seeks public-private partnership on fiber optics

The city of Cortez on Dec. 5 issued a request for proposals seeking a qualified fiber-to-home company to partner with the city to deliver a fiber optic internet connection to all homes and...

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

Wanted felon takes Sheriff’s Office on 25-mile car chase

Robert Marquez, a wanted violent felon known to sell and abuse drugs, led Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office personnel on a 25-mile car chase reaching speeds of 105 mph on Nov. 29. A deputy and...

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

The Journal’s angel tree helps spread holiday generosity

The holiday spirit is alive at The Journal office in downtown Cortez with the addition of the annual Christmas angel tree, part of the Piñon Project’s Christmas for Kids 2018 program. From...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos installs electric vehicle charging station

With the help of a $9,000 Charge Ahead Colorado grant from the Colorado Energy Office, the town of Mancos has installed an electric vehicle charging station at Boyle Park. The dual-port charging...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

To spur growth, Cortez floats incentive program

CORTEZ – The Cortez Planning and Building Department is floating the idea of reducing or waiving certain building permit or use tax fees in undeveloped parts of town to temporarily spur residential...

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

Six charged in serial burglary east of Cortez

CORTEZ – Six individuals arrested over the summer on suspicion of repeatedly trespassing a residential property east of Cortez and stealing minibikes, power tools, a snowmobile and farm equipment...

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

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