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Pandemic pushed hundreds of hospitality workers into unemployment

Dave Woodruff says laying off his employees was one of the hardest things he’s ever done. The general manager of El Moro Bar & Tavern, Woodruff is also serving as a leader in recovery efforts for...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado changes data amid complaints that it inflated COVID-19 deaths

Nearly a quarter of the people reported as coronavirus deaths in state statistics don’t have the virus listed on their death certificates – at least not yet – the state Health Department said...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado officials deny Montezuma County’s request to reopen businesses

Montezuma County’s application for a variance from the statewide safer-at-home public health order has been denied by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. The county submitted a...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County announces new positive COVID-19 case

The Montezuma County Public Health Department has announced a new positive case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases up to 17 as of 11 a.m. Saturday. Of these cases, there have...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project offers tree-a-grams for Mother’s Day

The Journal Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project is offering tree-a-grams for Mother’s Day. MORP board members have volunteered to deliver a heritage apple tree to moms along with a greeting card...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Partial reopening begins for offices, businesses in Montezuma County

On Monday, Montezuma County offices and local businesses began a phased, partial reopening with restrictions to protect against COVID-19. Officials encourage the public to make appointments before...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Montezuma County discusses plan to reopen businesses

Montezuma County is drafting a plan to reopen nonessential businesses while continuing prevention measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. A Colorado stay-at-home order that closed...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County reports second coronavirus death

The Montezuma County Public Health Department on Friday announced two new positive cases of COVID-19, including one resulting in death. The county has reported 12 positive cases, including two...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County reports first death from COVID-19

The Montezuma County Public Health Department announced Thursday morning that the county has confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19, one of which has resulted in a death. The two new cases...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census underway in Cortez; coronavirus highlights need to participate

The 2020 census is underway, and leaders of the Montezuma County Counts campaign are urging locals to use their increased time at home to complete the survey. For the first time, the Census is...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Collision with semitrailer kills Jeep driver in Montezuma County

An Arizona man was killed Monday morning when his Jeep collided with a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 491 near Lewis, the Colorado State Patrol said in a news release. About 9:38 a.m., a purple 1992...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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First positive case of COVID-19 in Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Public Health Department and Southwest Health System announced Saturday the county’s first positive case of COVID-19. According to Southwest Health System, officials were first...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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