Sean Dolan

Position: JOURNAL Staff Writer

Cortez, former police officer pay $100K in misconduct case

The city of Cortez and a former Cortez police officer agreed in January to pay a $100,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed a year after the officer pleaded guilty in a criminal misconduct case....

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court finds Damron not guilty by reason of insanity

Jeremiah Damron has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2017 murder of his mother and will be committed to the Colorado Department of Human Services. During a hearing on March 14 in...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Podcast to tell stories of historic homes in Cortez

A podcast that will guide listeners along a walking tour of historic homes on Montezuma Avenue is currently under production at KSJD. The podcast is a project of the Cortez Historic Preservation...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

More Southwest Colorado farmers see a future in growing hemp

There is no stereotype of an industrial hemp farmer. From academics to marijuana producers, urban farm activists to generational ranchers – it seems there’s a place for everyone in the burgeoning...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez works on update to land-use code

The Cortez City Council has completed the first of three work sessions to review an update to the city’s land-use code. On March 12, City Planner Tracie Hughes guided City Council through a brief...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos woman to pay $54K in restitution to Dove Creek fire department

Mancos resident Julie Ott was sentenced Thursday to three years’ probation and ordered to pay $54,560 in restitution to the Dove Creek Fire Protection District after a jury found her guilty of...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

After verdict, defendant’s family causes disturbance in courthouse

A guilty verdict in a jury trial Wednesday at Montezuma County Combined Courts resulted in the defendant’s family members being removed from the courtroom before being removed from the courthouse...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man gets probation in drug, domestic violence cases

After Chief Judge Douglas Walker on Thursday sentenced Cortez resident Derrick Jim to probation and time served, he issued a warning to the man with four cases in Montezuma County and active...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Dolores County deputy sentenced in child sex assaults

Former Dolores County Sheriff’s Office deputy Joshua Hemphill was sentenced in February in two separate Colorado judicial districts to 15 years to life for sexual offenses against children....

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man faces up to 3 years in prison for domestic violence

A Cortez man pleaded guilty Tuesday to an act of domestic violence with an agreement to cap his possible prison sentence at three years with the Colorado Department of Corrections. Gabriel N....

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sabido living ‘in a very challenging time’ in Mancos sanctuary

After 600 days in sanctuary at the Mancos United Methodist Church, Rosa Sabido said she needs an answer. Days before a vigil on Saturday, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton denied Sabido’s request for the...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman suffers concussion after City Market sprinkler fails

An 81-year-old Cortez woman suffered a concussion at City Market on Friday when a sprinkler head that was part of a voluntary recall spontaneously failed. Cortez Fire Chief Jay Balfour on Saturday...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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