Stephanie Alderton

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Cortez painter brings ‘personal’ art show to Olio in Mancos

When Cortez acrylic painter Susan Reed’s new show is unveiled at Mancos’s Olio restaurant on Aug. 11, the artist said it will offer a personal glimpse into her life in the Southwest. Reed has lived...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Cortez Police Department announces heightened security for City Hall

The Cortez City Council and Police Department plan to increase security at City Hall. When councilors met last week, it was the first time since moving into the new City Hall building on Roger...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez arts committee aims to solve mystery of art

The Cortez Public Arts Advisory Committee has completed its first survey of all the public art owned by the city government, and plans to publish the results on social media. According to a...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rosa Sabido mourns mother’s death in sanctuary at Mancos church

More than a year after she sought sanctuary in an effort to stay in the United States and take care of her parents, Rosa Sabido has lost her mother. The Cortez resident, an undocumented immigrant...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan donates money to Cortez Community Garden

On July 24, representatives from Kinder Morgan CO2 Co. presented a gift to the Cortez Community Garden. The community garden outside the Cortez Recreation Center has been growing ever since Common...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos multimedia art project takes shape

Three months after the Mancos Creative District received a coveted Arts in Society grant, its multimedia “We All Belong” art project is beginning to take shape. The project, which is being funded...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Four Corners firefighters to gather in Mancos

Firefighters have spent plenty of time battling wildfires in Southwest Colorado this summer, but in August they’ll gather in Mancos for a more cheerful occasion. The Mancos Fire Protection District...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fair returns July 27

The Montezuma County Fair returns July 27 with a few new events in addition to the traditional 4-H Club contests. An evening car race will kick off the weeklong fair at the Montezuma County...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite rain, Montezuma County keeps fire ban; two fires erupt

Montezuma County has had an unusually rainy July, but officials say fire danger is still too high to lift the county burn ban, even if monsoons have arrived. The U.S. Forest Service has lifted fire...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Rendezvous Balloon Rally floats into town Aug. 3

The annual Cortez Rendezvous Balloon Rally will begin Aug. 3 with an early morning launch at Parque de Vida. Like in past years, the three-day event will feature 20 balloonists from all over the...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County closes sale of Justice Building for $100,000

The sale of the old Montezuma County Justice Building has officially closed, going to Children’s Kiva Montessori School for a fraction of its list price. On July 9, the Montezuma County Board of...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One suspect in Cortez drug ring arrests pleads guilty

On Tuesday, Zekiel Biard became the first of five arrestees to enter a plea after a multi-agency investigation into a suspected Cortez drug trafficking ring. Biard, who has been out of jail on bond...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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