Hemp farmers find niche market in CBD

A Dolores family found a new business in growing hemp, and their harvest also eases the owner’s multiple sclerosis symptoms. Richard and Tyler Tibbits are in their third year growing hemp to...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma-Cortez schools delay start date

The Montezuma-Cortez School District announced Friday that it will postpone the start of the 2020-21 school year to Aug. 24 for in-person classes and Aug. 26 for online classes. As of Thursday,...

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

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

Wanted: Actors, extras for television pilot

Calling local actors – here’s your chance to be in a television pilot that will be filmed locally. Actors and extras interested in appearing in a television pilot to be filmed in and around...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Cortez woman faces charges in 2018 Haycamp slaying

Jennifer Marie Folsom has been charged with second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting her husband, James Lloyd Box Jr., on Haycamp Mesa outside Dolores in 2018. Box was then fatally...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Derby delivers big hits, political messages in Montezuma County

A blazing orange sun illuminated Fairgrounds Speedway Saturday night as several hundred fans eagerly awaited the start of this year’s demolition derby. An annual staple of the Montezuma County...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy charged with domestic violence

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy Donnie Mack Brown has been arrested and charged with domestic violence and harassment, according to the Cortez Police Department and 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund reaches $500,000 awarded in grants

The Community Emergency Relief Fund disbursed $175,000 to 49 nonprofit organizations in Southwest Colorado to aid in coronavirus pandemic relief efforts during a mid-July funding round. Since the...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efforts to improve education in Southwest Colorado just became harder

Tigo Cruz wears a dusty green baseball cap with Mancos scrawled across the front and a button-down blue shirt untucked from khaki pants. He’s driving his big, black SUV down a gravelly dirt road...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear burned in East Canyon Fire to be released in coming weeks

A young bear rescued after suffering burns in the East Canyon Fire last month has shown strong signs of recovery and is expected to be released in the coming weeks, according to Colorado Parks and...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Primary day underway in Montezuma County

It’s primary day in Colorado, and ballots continue to trickle in for Montezuma County. Three heated races are on the ballot for this primary: U.S. Congressional District 3, U.S. Senate and two...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest nonprofits face millions in financial losses because of COVID-19

Nonprofits in Southwest Colorado face millions in financial losses and an uncertain future because of the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Nonprofits expect to lose more than $8...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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