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New county museum undergoes renovations

Remodeling work has begun on the new Montezuma Heritage Museum in Cortez. Kimble Construction and Silver Creek Builders were the successful bidders for the $314,000 project, said Ann Brown, board...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

June and July restaurant inspections are in

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New access planned for Painted Hand Pueblo

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is seeking public comment on a proposal to improve public access to the Painted Hand archaeological site. Comments on the initial plan will be accepted...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-stress roundup technique begins for Mesa Verde horses

Mesa Verde National Park has begun bait-trapping for wild horses as part of a long-term effort to habituate them for eventual capture, removal and adoption. As many as 80 “free-roaming” mustangs...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Know your restaurants, January reports

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

San Miguel County, Telluride face shelter-in-place order

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the San Miguel County Department of Public Health has initiated a series of public health orders, including a sheltering-in-place requirement in effect...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times

Southwest Memorial hires new orthopedic surgeon

Southwest Memorial Hospital has a new orthopedic surgeon who loves small towns and was a former professional athlete. Dr. Braden Jones joins Southwest Health System and began seeing patients this...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water dock repaired

The Dolores water dock has been repaired and went back in service Feb. 14. Damage from vandalism forced the unit to close Feb. 6. Somebody pried up the base plate, which disabled the coin operator...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico mine owner sues to cover cleanup costs

For nearly 10 years, Atlantic Richfield Co. has been cleaning up the Rico-Argentine Mine site along the Dolores River as part of a 2011 Environmental Protection Agency removal order. Now, Arco...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canyons of Ancients museum sees changes

The Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum is going through some changes. Amanda Hoffman has been named acting manager of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, a temporary...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local elk herds decline; Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks solution

Hunters in Southwest Colorado say fewer elk and too many hunters in the forest have ruined their favorite outdoor experience, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking solutions and wants public...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Montezuma County patrol horse Charley dies

Mounted patrol horse Deputy Charley of the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, has died from illness, said Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Charley had been sick for several months, Nowlin said, and was being...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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