Anthony Nicotera

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Residents participate in person at Cortez City Council meeting

Residents showed up in-person to comment at this week’s Cortez City Council meeting for the first time in months. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, council met remotely for months and took...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek nonprofit releases rehabilitated red-tailed hawk

After four months of painstaking rehabilitation and care, SouthWest Avian Protection Service released a young red-tailed hawk back into the wild Saturday afternoon. The hawk was found in November...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Public Library to open at limited capacity

The Cortez Public Library will open its doors at limited capacity beginning March 22. The building will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Curbside pickup will remain an option...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond reduction denied for man charged with stabbing girlfriend in Cortez

A man charged with stabbing his girlfriend, endangering a child and stealing his ex-wife’s car was denied a reduction in bond Tuesday in district court in Cortez. Christopher Wheat, 29, was charged...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who led Cortez police on slow-speed RV chase to consider plea deal

The man who led police on a slow-speed RV chase along Main Street in Cortez last month will consider a proposed plea agreement that could land him in prison for 12 to 18 months. Kevin Ritter, 41,...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board approves move to four-day week

In an effort to attract and retain quality teachers, Dolores School District Re-4A will move to a four-day school week next school year. The Dolores School District Board of Education approved the...

DATE: March 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Newly remodeled Columbine Bar & Grill to open next month

Opening next month under new ownership, the building that was previously home to the Columbine Bar in Mancos will soon be the site of a family-friendly restaurant offering sandwiches, burgers and...

DATE: March 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County’s homebound population receives vaccine

When 84-year-old Tresa Gleeson received a call asking whether she wanted to receive the coronavirus vaccine, she didn’t hesitate. Teams of EMTs from Southwest Health System in Cortez began going...

DATE: March 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez restaurants partner up to offer cheap delivery

Multiple restaurants have partnered to provide cheap delivery to Cortez residents amid the pandemic. Cortez Eatz, which formed in December, offers $5 delivery from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County sees drop in demand for COVID-19 testing

Amid modest successes against the coronavirus, Montezuma County has also seen a drop in demand for testing. According to estimates based on data from the Montezuma County Department of Health,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search underway for new Mancos superintendent

With longtime Superintendent Brian Hanson set to retire, Mancos School District is looking for its next leader. Hanson announced his resignation last summer, agreeing to finish out the school year...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Casino Hotel plans to reopen March 3

The Ute Mountain Casino Hotel will reopen Wedensday with a host of safety improvements against the coronavirus. The casino and hotel temporarily closed in December out of caution and to assist the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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