Clarks waive hearings in Cortez drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter pleas. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been incarcerated in...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortez...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lopez-Whiteskunk joins Montezuma-Cortez school board; Balfour resigns

On Tuesday, the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 school board said farewell to one director and welcomed another. In a brief morning meeting, the board voted to accept the resignation of District A Director...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heated car part sparks fire near Oxford

A truck driver may have stopped a roadside fire from growing into something more serious Thursday near Oxford. Using a fire extinguisher and a shovel from his truck, Jeremy Cochran, with Lucky 7...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickleball mania strikes Cortez at new courts’ grand opening

About 60 pickleball enthusiasts from the Four Corners area attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cortez’s new outdoor courts on Saturday. In May, the city finished converting some of the tennis...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

OzFest raises $7,000 for children battling cancer

In spite of a microburst of wind that knocked over tents Saturday and blew away the grill, OzFest rocked on. Saturday’s second annual music festival in Joe Stephenson Park raised $6,800 for local...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County treasurer faces $66,500 fine for late financial disclosures

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele faces a $66,500 fine from the state of Colorado for failing to properly file financial disclosures that date back to her 2014 campaign. The Secretary of...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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

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