Cortez Journal

Cortez City Council to examine plan to expand convenience store, gas station

The Cortez City Council will meet Tuesday night to vote on several resolutions that may impact established local businesses and new ones hoping to move in. After the regular meeting begins at 7:30...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 7 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Muscanell Millworks sells to Lagler of Germany

After more than 20 years in the Cortez area, the flooring company Muscanell Millworks has been purchased by German manufacturer Lagler Holdings. The company was founded by Doug Muscanell, who...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman cited in Cortez T-ball brawl is granted deferred sentence

Keesha MacAulay, who was issued a summons for disturbing the peace after a June fight at a children’s T-ball game, has received a deferred sentence from Cortez Municipal Court. MacAulay was one of...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Farm Fresh Co-op lands USDA promotion grant

The Mancos-based Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative has been awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that its leaders hope will help it expand and become self-sustaining. On Monday, general...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manhattan Short Film Festival screens in Durango, Cortez theaters

An international short film festival will be shown in Cortez and Durango this weekend. The Sunflower Theatre and Animas City Theatre will join hundreds of venues around the world in screening the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Mancos School District touts planned renovations

The Mancos School District has an extensive remodel planned for its antique school buildings starting next year, if it can secure the funding in this year’s election. Mancos voters will decide on a...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council mulls charging snowbirds for water, trash

In a workshop, the Cortez City Council discussed the possibility of changing the city policy on water and trash fees for residents who don’t live there in the winter. Public Works Director Phil...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three-car crash shuts down Broadway near Cortez

A three-vehicle collision Friday afternoon resulted in multiple injuries and shut down U.S. Highway 491 near County Road N. Cortez and Lewis-Arriola firefighters, Colorado State Patrol troopers and...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos School bond committee plans outreach on ballot question

The Mancos School District is preparing for a fall election that will include a ballot measure to raise taxes for a school renovation. In June, the school district was approved for a nearly $20...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nine adults, child face charges in Cortez T-ball fight

Three months after a fight at a children’s T-ball game in Cortez, five new alleged combatants face assault and harassment charges. The fifth new defendant, a juvenile, also faces charges of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Region 9 report reveals slight job growth in Montezuma County

Data recently released by the Region 9 Economic Development District show a slight increase in the number of jobs in Montezuma County in 2016, especially in the service sector. Region 9 economic...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News