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Spruce Tree cliff dwelling shut down

Mesa Verde National Park officials have decided to close the Spruce Tree House indefinitely because of rock fall concerns discovered during an inspection in November. Officials said they plan a...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Museum closer to reality

The Mancos Valley Historical Society and the Mancos Fire Protection District signed a letter of agreement and intent for the historical group to use a portion of the old Fire District building on...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores academic calendar released

The Dolores School’s draft academic calendar for 2016-2017 has been posted online at Comments are welcome and will be taken until the next board meeting, March 10. Please...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meet the Candidates Mayoral candidates outline vision

The Journal posed five questions to the two candidates running for mayor in Mancos. The questions offered the opportunity to highlight goals for the town and past accomplishments, as well as...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council candidates take tough questions on state of city

Candidates for Cortez City Council took some tough questions last week on hot topics such as the Paradise Village project and long-term problems like economic development and drug addiction. The...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local students named to dean’s list at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College recently released its dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. The following local students took at least 15 credits of gradable hours and achieved a grade point average of 3.60...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

M-CHS wins LEED green building certification

The Montezuma-Cortez School District announced this week that the new high school has been awarded LEED Gold certification, which was required by the Building Excellent Schools Today grant that...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest plans response to spruce beetle activity

The San Juan National Forest announced Tuesday that it is working on several proposals this year in its battle with the spruce beetle, including public involvement and environmental analyses....

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mt. Lookout Grange looking for new members, renewals

The Mt. Lookout Grange is looking for new members and for renewed memberships. The grange offers a free pot-luck community dinner once a month, presentations and workshops, rented space and a...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Putt putt tournament aims to help area nonprofits

On Feb. 6, Onward! will host a nine-hole mini-golf tournament at nine restaurant venues in downtown Cortez. This event will raise funds for the Onward! endowment fund that distributes grants to...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Deadline for town board race near

Calling all inspired public servants of Dolores. Five town board seats plus the mayor position are up for grabs in the April 5 election. It will be by mail ballot. Interested candidates must be at...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film fest is Friday

Spend an evening enjoying nature and adventure films at the Wild and Scenic film festival Friday, Jan. 22 at the Dolores Community Center. The event is a benefit for the Montezuma Land Conservancy....

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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