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Ouray hosts ice climbing fest

The 21st Annual Ouray Ice Festival will be held Jan. 14-17. The premier ice climbing venue hosts North America’s largest gathering of ice climbers. Presented by Asolo and Rock and Ice, the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

$1.37M grant set aside for truck route

The Montezuma County road department has been awarded a $1.37 million grant to repave the Kinder Morgan truck route to the Goodman Point facility. The county will match the grant with $1 million in...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley Distillery presents January lineup

The Mancos Valley Distillery has scheduled a January lineup of music that includes folk, rock and bluegrass, acoustic and spaghetti western. Here’s a sampling. The Outskirts “Gather round all you...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Ballantine Fund plans new application process

Next week, officials with the Ballantine Family Fund will outline the organizations new online grant application process. Presentations will be made in both Cortez and Mancos on Tuesday, Jan. 5....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Crews report county roads passable; residents dig out

Plow crews continued to make progress on city and county roads on Monday, battling unseasonably cold temperatures and snowfall over Christmas weekend. Rob Englehart, of the Montezuma County road...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual community dinner starts at 11 a.m. Christmas Day

Christmas in Cortez may not be sunny and warm, but there’s plenty of warmth and good cheer to go around. The 27th annual Community Christmas Dinner is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s free and open...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shutdown strands drivers, keeps officers on their toes

A 19-vehicle accident on U.S. 491 south of Pleasant View shut down the highway from County Road Z to Dove Creek on Wednesday night, creating traffic jams and additional crashes on the detour route,...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm provides an early start to a white Christmas

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday above 6,000 feet in the Upper Dolores River, Animas River and San Juan River basins. Including the cities of Cortez, Dove Creek,...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

To Our Customers: The Journal is moving

The Journal’s offices on North Roger Smith Avenue will permanently close on Christmas, Dec. 25. The Journal will reopen Monday, Dec. 28 in its new space, at 8 W. Main St. in downtown Cortez....

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm warning canceled; Cortez and Dolores schools, buses delayed

The Montezuma-Cortez and Dolores school districts and Dove Creek schools announced that schools and buses would open and run two hours behind schedule Tuesday, Dec. 15. Mancos schools planned to...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Video: Cortez firefighters save dog

Roxanne Rogers was walking her daughter’s dog when Hunter disappeared and went into Denny Lake. The dog was unable to get back out because of the thin ice. Cortez firefighters Mike McCoach and...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hospital, M-CHS grab spotlight at Taste of Seasons

Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery was transformed into a holiday feast of wine and food from local vendors on Thursday, Dec. 3, to benefit Four Corners charities.This year, guests could vote for...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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