Position: The Journal

Residential designs unveiled for Calkins Building

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 board members got a glimpse of a proposal to transform the historic Calkins Building into a residential facility. Superintendent Alex Carter unveiled an artist’s rendering of...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez police likely to face lawsuit in Make My Day case

A Denver attorney has confirmed that a civil lawsuit is likely against the Cortez Police Department in connection to a 2014 Make My Day criminal trial. In a 1,154-word letter dated Jan. 12,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school district adopts truancy policy

The Mancos Re-6 school board unanimously approved a new expulsion policy in an attempt to resolve truancy issues. At a board meeting earlier this month, Mancos Dean of Students Heath Showalter...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court OKs DNA in Dove Creek murder trial

DOVE CREEK – DNA evidence collected during a murder investigation last year will be allowed at trial this spring. William Blackburn, 45, of Dove Creek, is charged with second-degree murder as an...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New ownership for historic Mancos saloon

Ownership at The Columbine in Mancos, one of Colorado’s oldest saloons, changed hands on New Year’s Day. Formerly held by a six-person partnership, The Columbine is now owned by Tammy Davison,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez superintendent announces resignation

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 Superintendent Alex Carter announced his resignation Friday in an email to teachers. In a 289-word email sent Friday, Carter told teachers that he has accepted an undisclosed...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanitation officials blame Cortez sewer problem on Montezuma County inmates’ flushing habits

Montezuma County inmates are under suspicion, but not for unlawful activity. Cortez Sanitation District officials suspect that inmates at the 104-bed Montezuma County Jail are flushing items in...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

State: U.S. 160 spill site poses no health risk

A Colorado petroleum remediation official has confirmed that a former gas station site near Mancos poses no immediate health concerns. On Dec. 30, The Journal emailed the Montezuma County Public...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Civil complaint seeks cleanup of M&M Truck Stop site

The Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety has a filed civil action in district court demanding cleanup at the former M&M Truck Stop. In a four-page complaint filed in April with the 22nd...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sheriff rolls out Pay My Jailer debt-collection service

To help collect more than $300,000 in inmate debt, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is turning to the Internet. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin plans to roll out Pay My Jailer, a...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez to mull allowing outdoor dining, drinking

Cortez officials are expected to review a draft ordinance Tuesday night that would allow downtown businesses to offer outdoor dining and alcohol consumption. According to the proposed three-page...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hearings stayed for Mancos’ ex-marshal, John Cox

Court hearings for a former lawman were stayed on Wednesday after a Montezuma County judge and a La Plata County public defender both withdrew from pending criminal matters. Montezuma County Judge...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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