Republican officials reassure cattlemen about water, wolves and the wall

Local leaders and elected officials gave a roundup of issues, concerns and legislative plans during the 2019 Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association’s annual meeting Saturday at the Cortez Elks...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Felon arrested in Dolores on another firearms charge

A convicted felon with seven pending cases in Montezuma County Combined Courts was arrested Feb. 3 in Dolores for possession of a Hi-Point 9 mm rifle. Four days after the arrest, John I....

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

Workers, tourists return to Mesa Verde

A group of five hardy tourists huddled against the frigid cold Thursday morning waiting for the gate to Mesa Verde National Park to open. Four inches of fresh snow had fallen, and the previous...

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

Properties connected to marijuana raid under foreclosure

Three Montezuma County properties associated with a recent marijuana raid have been put on notice for foreclosure, according to recent legal notices submitted to The Journal . The three properties...

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

Principal Jason Wayman resigning from Montezuma-Cortez High

Montezuma-Cortez High School will be seeing some new leadership soon, as Principal Jason Wayman has decided to step down at the end of this school year. The high school on Friday emailed a letter...

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

Small fire extinguished in Cortez mobile home

A mobile home caught fire Friday morning on West Fourth Street just off South Broadway. Smoke rose from the chimney of the home, but no flames were visible from outside. Two people who said they...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County reconsiders new septic regulations

Montezuma County Commissioners are reconsidering a new regulation they previously approved that prevents nonfunctioning septic systems. The commissioners voted 3-0 to put a six-month moratorium on...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez resident arrested on suspicion of arson

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson Sunday night after a small fire charred part of the mobile home he was renting, according to the Cortez Police Department. Police officials were called...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park reopens to visitors

Mesa Verde National Park has reopened after an extended federal government shutdown and work to repair road damage from rockfalls. “We are open! Thank you for your patience while we had the...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Furloughed Mesa Verde employees still waiting to get paid

Thirty-five furlough status employees at Mesa Verde National Park as of Tuesday morning had not received back pay from the 35-day partial government shutdown that ended Jan. 25. Park services shut...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body of missing Towaoc man is found

The body of a local man missing since December was found Thursday afternoon near Towaoc, according to officials. Arnold Dean House, 49, was discovered in the Dry Creek Road area east of Towaoc,...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas corporation seeks to bar Montezuma County work on road south of Mancos

A Texas corporation is seeking an injunction to prohibit Montezuma County maintenance on parts of County Road 41 until the court defines the county’s easement on the road, south of Mancos. After a...

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

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