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Burro Fire command begins to transition to Type 3 team

Many of the support personnel in the fight against the Burro Fire left Tuesday after a calm Monday with very little fire growth. Containment of the fire jumped to 53 percent. Infrared flight...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board discusses budget and hiring process

The Dolores School District Re-4 board on Thursday discussed the district’s hiring techniques and proposed deficit budget. The discussion began after board treasurer Casey McClellan moved all...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire slows; Mancos State Park joins list of closures

The Mancos State Park on Wednesday announced a partial closure of its campgrounds because of fire risk, even as the Burro Fire’s growth slowed down slightly in the morning. Patrick Seekins, of the...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo thrills audiences in Montezuma County

As the clock struck seven on Thursday, fireworks lit the night sky and the 88th annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo opened with a bang at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Sitting on his horse in...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man convicted of sexual assault moves to Cortez

By Stephanie Alderton Journal Staff Writer Cortez Police Department released the name of a sexually violent predator who recently moved to the city of Cortez. On May 25, police started to advertise...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Open School graduates 15 seniors

Southwest Open School held its 2018 graduation Wednesday evening in an intimate ceremony honoring students who have received their diplomas despite hardship. Fifteen students graduated from SWOS in...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study estimates potential tax revenue on pot sales in Bayfield

Fort Lewis College students who conducted a study for the town of Bayfield found that sales of retail marijuana in Bayfield could bring in between $100,000 and $200,000 in extra tax revenue, with...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mount Lookout Grange plans annual Mancos Bloom fundraiser

The Mount Lookout Grange will welcome spring to Montezuma County with its annual Mancos Bloom fundraiser on May 20. One of two regular fundraisers for the Grange, the Bloom has become a Mancos...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sheriff suspects arson in series of fires

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of fires suspected to be caused by arson, and it’s seeking the public’s help. Deputies responded to five small fires in the county...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos holds first public input sessions on land use code

Mancos staff and consultants this week held the first of many public input sessions on the town’s upcoming land use code update. Mancos’ land use code, which governs the types of structures that...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata, Montezuma county restaurants finish in Top 10 of USA Today green chile contest

The votes are in for USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice green chile contest, and La Plata and Montezuma county restaurants seem to have tickled readers’ taste buds. Three area restaurants –...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firm that runs Cortez hospital fires top administrator, hires interim CEO

Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corp., announced Monday that Anthony G. Sudduth is the interim CEO for Southwest Health System, effective...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News