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September restaurant inspections: Schools come clean

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: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public reviews San Juan National Forest’s trail plan

Residents, and national and state officials met last week at the Dolores Public Lands Office to discuss proposals for new trails near the Dolores River and McPhee Reservoir. Trail concepts were...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico election includes town board, transportation, sewer system taxes

On Nov. 5, Rico residents will decide whether to raise property taxes to build the town’s first central sewer system. To pay for the $4.2 million project, the town proposes taking a $3 million,...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Department of Interior exempts electric bikes from motorized category

A new federal policy intends to open access to electric bicycles on traditional biking trails within lands managed by the U.S. Department of Interior, according to a recent order from Interior...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

August restaurant inspections: McDonald’s, Pippo’s, Burger Boy, Ocean Pearl ...

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: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Famous wayward condor that visited Montezuma County is growing up

Nate, the young California condor that became famous after his wayward flight to Montezuma County from the Grand Canyon in 2014, is alive and well. Nicknamed “Nate” based on wing tag number, N8,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Suspect pleads guilty after shooting in Dolores

A man who fired a gun into an occupied vehicle parked on Second Street in Dolores in April was sentenced to prison this month. Dustin Ray Wall pleaded guilty to illegally discharging a firearm and...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunnery Sgt. Scott Koppenhafer honored in Cortez as ‘Marine’s Marine’

More than 400 people turned out for a memorial service for Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer on Monday in a ceremonial farewell at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Military honors were presented,...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning for Mesa Verde horse roundup continues

A plan to roundup and remove a wild horse herd from Mesa Verde National Park is still in the review process, according to the Colorado Chapter of the National Mustang Association. The park is...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

E-bikes tested on Phil’s World ATV trails

Electric bikes are becoming more popular, so to learn more about them, a group of Bureau of Land Management officials organized a test ride on the motorized trail system at Phil’s World in July....

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

Tipton visits Southwest Memorial

Officials and staff members with Southwest Memorial hospital met with U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton about local health care services last week. Tipton toured the new $32 million expansion that includes a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

July restaurant inspections: Gustavo’s, Zuma, Hong Kong, P&D ...

Colorado has implemented new restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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