Hope Nealson

Position: Cortez Journal

Cortez home sales increase

Home sales in Montezuma County rose in November compared to last year, with foreclosures impacting the market.According to the Four Corners Board of Realtors Association, November home sales topped...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mancos woman helping Churro sheep make comeback

CORTEZ — The fate of the Churro sheep flocks have been interwoven with the Navajo people for decades up to the present day, when locals like Betsy Harrison are doing their part to help the breed...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Vendors enjoy mobile trade

A time-honored tradition of small businesses is local vendors who – with the help of a table or trailer – transport their wares directly to the people to win customers one pizza, bar of soap or...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Members vote to keep Cortez chamber

Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce members voted unanimously to keep the business organization open Wednesday during a special meeting held to determine its future in the face of a revenue shortfall....

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez area chamber may reorganize

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce's announcement that it needs to redefine or revamp the 400-member organization has business owners in Cortez considering the chamber's role in the...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Grant boosts region's Indian culture

Mesa Verde Country will give its Indian Arts and Culture Festival a boost and translate its website into languages around the world with a Preserve America grant."It's helping us to go global,"...

DATE: July 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez woman shot in the back, lands in hospital

A Cortez man faces possible charges of attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting a woman Sunday.Michael Carr, 38, allegedly shot Brenda Wood in the back with a handgun early Sunday...

DATE: July 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sales-tax revenue remains down in Cortez

Cortez's sales-tax numbers dipped slightly while the lodgers tax revenue took a dive in April, according to the city's May report.The 2010 April gross sales were $16,849,916, bringing $659,902 in...

DATE: June 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County tourism survives economy

Lodgers in Montezuma County are finding visitors despite a slow-to-heal economy and global catastrophes.Cortez Holiday Inn Express General Manager Bruce Lightenburger said they are "cautiously...

DATE: June 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bronze business

A new foundry, Domani Bronze Finishing Studio & Gallery, has opened south of Cortez, and its owner hopes to securebronze jobs that usually go to New Mexico and Arizona. Owner Dimitry "Domani"...

DATE: June 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

3rd dispensary to open in Cortez

Another medical marijuana dispensary is set to open in Cortez as lawmakers haggle in Denver over the first bill thatwould regulate the thriving industry.Travis Pollock will open Nature's Own...

DATE: May 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax credit helps Cortez winter home sales

It's been a wild ride for Cortez housing sales this year, as local real estate agents found ways to move homes whilesidestepping sporadic weather.February 2010 Cortez home sales doubled from the...

DATE: April 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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