Erika Alvero

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Eight candidates running for Mancos school board

In the upcoming Mancos school board election, there will be eight candidates vying for three open seats this November. Two of the seats are currently held by directors Pam Coppinger and Tim Hunter,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strange balloon over Cortez get residents’ attention

A bird, a plane? A balloon has been drifting over the southwest corner of the state over the past few days. Friday morning, it was still visible from Main Street, but hovering in the northwestern...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Dirty Work’ will take spotlight at Raven Narratives

Next weekend, brave community members are invited to share their impromptu tales of “Dirty Work” for the latest rendition of the Raven Narratives. The Raven Narratives is a storytelling event held...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Atmos donates $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County

Atmos Energy recently donated $50,000 to help Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County build a more energy-efficient home. Specifically, the money will be used to build the nonprofit’s 2020...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Electric-vehicle charging station may come to Cortez

An electric vehicle charging station might pop up at the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez. The station would be funded by a state grant, Osprey, Empire Electric Association and the city of Cortez....

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos talks concurrent enrollment with PCC dean

Mancos School District Re-6 hopes to improve its working relationship with Pueblo Community College and smooth the concurrent enrollment process for district students. The first Mancos school board...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strike while the iron’s hot

Sparks flew in downtown Mancos Saturday afternoon for this month’s rendition of Grand Summer Nights. The August event was themed “Heavy Metal.” It followed on the heels of July’s burro extravaganza...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning underway for Dolores school campus renovations

Dolores School District Re-4 plans to revamp its campus and is working to finalize a master plan to help secure state funding. Architecture firm Humphries Poli Architects has been awarded a...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CBI probes embezzlement at city of Cortez

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is looking into a city of Cortez embezzlement case, and the probe might further hold up three years of delayed financial audits. About three weeks ago, City...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

George Geer Memorial Car Show brings out unusual vehicles in Cortez

Hot rods, old Mustangs and even some homemade contraptions sprawled on the greens Saturday at Centennial Park for the annual George Geer Memorial Car Show. The show is hosted by the Blue Star Moms...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual balloon rally takes to skies over Cortez

Rainbow globes dotted the city skies this weekend for the 17th annual Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally. The rally at Parque de Vida attracts pilots and balloons from across the Four Corners....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond lowered in Mancos murder case

Bail has been lowered for a woman accused of a homicide in Montezuma County this month, after her attorney argued that the initial amount was “unconstitutional.” Debra Gaylyn Riddle, 56, was...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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