Sean Dolan

Position: JOURNAL Staff Writer

Cortez homeless shelter secures financing

CORTEZ – The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez has secured a $560,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka’s affordable housing program, providing the final piece of financing needed...

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

Winter market at Four Seasons enters its sixth year

Three years ago, Vic Vanik was begging vendors to come to the winter market. Now in its sixth year, the winter market at Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery boasts 30 permanent merchants and a...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Three house fires in Montezuma County blamed on wood stoves

Wood stoves were blamed for three house fires in eight days this month in Montezuma County, including one that injured a woman and another that resulted in death. Cortez Fire Protection District...

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

Towaoc man known for spitting on police chooses harsh sentence

A Towaoc man known for spitting on police officers chose a sentence of 18 months in state prison on Thursday instead of a lighter sentence of supervised probation and possible drug court. Tilden D....

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

House fire kills woman south of Cortez

A woman died Friday morning after a fire gutted her home Thursday night south of Cortez. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said the fire call came in at 11:11 p.m. The house, in the 7000 block...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five cases dismissed in Montezuma County illegal pot grow

Charges against five people arrested on suspicion of cultivating more than 30 marijuana plants at four locations in Montezuma County and one in Cortez were dismissed Thursday, but four other...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Damaged boat trailer causes small grass fires on U.S. 491

A damaged boat trailer sparked several small grass fires Saturday on U.S. Highway 491 just south of Pleasant View. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Smith said a wheel bearing on the small boat...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: $9M in upgrades needed at Southwest Memorial Hospital over 5 years

A mechanical, electrical and plumbing facilities report for Southwest Memorial Hospital details a recommendation for $9.2 million in replacements, upgrades and repairs over the next five years. The...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who pays for the culvert? MVIC seeking judgment against county

Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. is seeking a court judgment in a dispute with the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners over which entity has the responsibility to pay for a replacement culvert....

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wood stove blamed in early morning Cortez fire

A house fire in Cortez early Tuesday morning was attributed to an improperly vented wood-burning stove. Cortez Police Lt. Andy Brock said two people were in the home, on North Edith Street, when...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey: Cortez residents support fiber but are unhappy with internet speeds

About 80 percent of households that were surveyed about internet services say they are unhappy with their internet speeds. Telecom specialists at CCG Consulting, of North Carolina, conducted a...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lakefront home proposed on Lake Totten west of Cortez

Four partners have a plan to subdivide and sell eight lots of lakefront property on Lake Totten to prospective homebuilders. The proposed lots would be the first homes directly on the lakefront....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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