Position: Journal Staff Writer

Midge Kirk plans book launch at Mancos library

Midge Kirk will launch her first book, They Persisted, at the Mancos Public Library on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. According to a news release, the book is a brief look at the lives of 21 women who were born...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Cooking with Michele kicks off Amazing Authors 2018 Tour

The Amazing Authors Tour, running in libraries in Bayfield, Cortez and Telluride in January, March and May, will be all about food in 2018. The first event of the tour will be a visit by Michele...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Onward! contributes to 12 nonprofits in Four Corners

Onward! A Legacy foundation has awarded 12 grants to regional nonprofits in 2017. In its 16th year, Onward! said it has created a foundation where investors can easily and safely make philanthropic...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

First Southwest Bank Partners with online education program

First Southwest Bank recently announced that it will sponsor a web-based financial literacy program to 31 schools in the San Luis Valley, Pagosa, Bayfield, Durango and Cortez areas. The program is...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

2017: Mancos rises from ashes, ends year with a bang

This was a year of beginnings, growth and camaraderie in Mancos. The Western Excelsior fire At 1 p.m. on May 8, The Western Excelsior plant in Mancos erupted into flames , prompting at least 10...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman in church sanctuary honored during Las Posadas

The United Methodist Church on Saturday hosted Las Posadas, a Mexican Christmas tradition that re-enacts Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter before the birth of Jesus. Jeanette Vizguerra, an...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board discusses safety, annual budget

The Montezuma-Cortez School Board heard the budget for 2018 at its monthly meeting Tuesday night, and in a public discussion, heard about safety concerns. “I am excited to say for the first time in...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez discusses school safety after Aztec shooting

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District’s safety team met Thursday at Cortez Middle School with parents, teachers and administrators to discuss its plans for a potential disaster. The district’s...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sixth annual Messiah Sing-in open to public on Dec. 10 in Cortez

The Cortez community will come together for the annual Messiah Sing-in at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Cortez Methodist Church. The program aims to make this famous choral work accessible to everyone during...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Local nonprofits tout digital platform for Colorado Gives Day

The Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado is leading a regional effort to increase participation during Colorado Gives Day, which is Tuesday, through an online initiative that allows...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos High School graduate interns at NASA

Aimee Johnson, who graduated from Mancos High School in 2012, spent this summer interning for NASA. Johnson was one of 10 college students chosen for the program’s nationwide search. The...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board resumes mill levy campaign

Meeting for the first time since voters rejected its property tax increase, the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board on Nov. 14 discussed short-term solutions for its budget until it can put the tax...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News