Early voting surges in New Mexico as Senate candidates clash

SANTA FE – More than 80,000 people cast ballots across New Mexico over the weekend as registered Democrats continue to dominate early voting ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election, the secretary...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Counterprotesters confront Walk for Justice: ‘You’re not welcome here’

Several people, including a couple members of the Montezuma County Patriots, joined a counterprotest Saturday evening against the Walk for Justice and Peace, crossing Main Street and confronting...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New county museum undergoes renovations

Remodeling work has begun on the new Montezuma Heritage Museum in Cortez. Kimble Construction and Silver Creek Builders were the successful bidders for the $314,000 project, said Ann Brown, board...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez finance director pleads guilty to embezzlement

The former Cortez finance director pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzlement of public property and faces prison, probation and restitution if the court accepts the agreement. Katheryn Moss, 70,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac’s race goes up in smoke at Loretta Lynn National in Tennessee

Eli Tomac of Cortez began his defense of his AMA Motocross title this month with a third-place finish last week and a maddening 16th-place finish Saturday at the Loretta Lynn National after his...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

June and July restaurant inspections are in

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. appeals court denies bid to resurrect Bundy standoff case

LAS VEGAS — A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy, family members and others stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah protesters face charges with potential life sentence

SALT LAKE CITY — Some Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City could face up to life in prison if they’re convicted of splashing red paint and smashing windows during a protest, a potential...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails to offer online classes

ALBUQUERQUE — The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails says it will offer after-school and weekend online enrichment courses amid the pandemic. The group said Thursday it would administer the classes...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Green chile distributors to sell directly to public

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico green chile distributors say health restrictions amid the pandemic are forcing them to sell chiles directly to the public. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports distributors have...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico beef packing plant reports 21 coronavirus cases

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A state agency in New Mexico has reported 21 employees at a meatpacking plant in Roswell tested positive for COVID-19, the most cases reported to the state by any one job...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico school officially dumps Spanish conquistador name

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A southern New Mexico school district blocked efforts Tuesday to repeal a vote to change the name of a high school named after a brutal Spanish conquistador. After hours of...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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