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Commissioners agree on $5 million paving project

After some tense discussions, Montezuma County commissioners agreed to spend $5 million on road-paving projects in 2020, and boost the coroner’s budget by $19,000 for certified deputies. Of the...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Kinder Morgan wells approved near Lewis

Kinder Morgan heard neighborhood concerns about two new carbon dioxide wells west of Lewis that were approved for drilling by Montezuma County commissioners Nov. 5. The GP28 and GP30 well projects...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

October restaurant inspections: Burger King, Hong Kong need work

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: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County supports more law enforcement

Montezuma County Commissioners chose to augment public safety Tuesday with a preliminary approval to increase the sheriff’s 2020 budget for additional patrol and jail deputies. During a budget...

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

Kokanee arrive last minute for Dolores fish giveaway

A kokanee salmon giveaway in Dolores that was nearly canceled because of a small spawn was saved at the last minute Thursday when a school of 250 to 300 salmon swam up the Dolores River to a...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Valley Irrigation names manager of the year

Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. manager Brandon Johnson has been named 2019 Manager of the Year by Colorado Division of Water Resources, Division 7. Johnson has been at the helm of the water...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County museum awarded $100,000 grant

An infusion of grant money brings the dream of the new Montezuma Heritage Museum in downtown Cortez closer to reality, but more fundraising is needed, officials say. This month, the museum remodel...

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

Canyons of the Ancients museum adjusts hours

Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum has adjusted its hours of operations to accommodate visitation trends. The new hours are as follows: Nov. 1 to Nov. 30: Wednesday to Sunday from 10...

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

Mountain of tires being shredded at landfill

A tire collection and recycling program at the Montezuma County landfill has been successful. More than 26,000 tires were brought to the landfill by hundreds of residents as part of an effort to...

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

BLM officials urge patience on use of e-bikes on local trails

Because of a recent executive order by the U.S. Interior Department, it is inevitable that electric bikes will be allowed on Bureau of Land Management trails where regular bicycles are authorized....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes new trails, parking lots and e-bike access

Do you support more trails, better parking and roads, or have specific concerns about e-bikes, archaeological sites or wildlife on local Bureau of Land Management Lands? Now is the chance to...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Revamped Dolores mill starting up

Iron Wood Group LLC is gearing up to produce veneer for the plywood industry at a refurbished mill southwest of Dolores. CEO Jeff Bunnell was granted a high-impact permit for the business by...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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