Erika Alvero

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Cortez official’s Facebook post spurs City Council discussion

A Cortez official’s Facebook post in December has sparked heated exchanges on social media and at a recent City Council meeting. The thread was initiated Dec. 11 by city Planning and Zoning...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Jeep, personal belongings stolen outside Burger Boy

An 18-year-old who was living in his Jeep in Cortez is seeking help after his vehicle and all his belongings were stolen last week. The vehicle’s owner, Ryker Lancaster-Milligan, said the Jeep...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Millwood Junction in Mancos will be sold again

After a few months under new ownership, the Millwood Junction restaurant in Mancos will be sold again, said Glenn McCord, who served as general manager since October. William Lapin, who owns the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Suspect in Mancos homicide pleads not guilty

A two-week trial has been set for Debra Riddle, who faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of her common-law husband just west of Mancos. Riddle, 57, pleaded not guilty at an arraignment...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park looking for dark sky designation

Mesa Verde National Park may become an International Dark Sky Park in the coming year. The Mesa Verde National Park Museum Association has been working on its application to receive the designation...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cool camping for just $18 night at Mancos igloo

Mancos State Park has a new campsite for winter expeditioners – an igloo. It was recently built by some staff members from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southwest Region office, after they tested...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Schools, city of Cortez end the year with unresolved money problems

As 2019 wraps up and Cortez looks ahead to 2020, it’s with fiscal responsibility in mind so that operations can resume normally. And while finances may have overshadowed city meetings and...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos bids farewell to a busy and transformative year

The town of Mancos saw a colorful year, with plenty of artsy festivities across the seasons, and touched on some hot-button political topics. The all-campus renovations for the Mancos School...

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

‘Soft Spoken’ on display at Olio

Patrice DeLorenzo likes to “illuminate” the softer side of life. For her, that means painting flowers and landscapes, and hidden little places. And that’s reflected in her exhibit “Soft Spoken” on...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Gun discovered in Montezuma-Cortez High School locker

A Montezuma-Cortez High School student brought a gun to school Tuesday, according to a letter sent by school district officials later that night. District staff members and Cortez police officials...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Park to be renamed Veterans Park

In commemoration of veterans and those lost in combat, City Park in Cortez has been renamed Veterans Park. Cortez City Council approved the park renaming at its regular meeting Tuesday night, which...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos starts ‘Ye Olde Fashioned Christmas’

Good cheer spread throughout Mancos on Friday night for the first installment of “Ye Olde Fashioned Christmas.” Festively dressed locals wandered from gallery to gallery to view artwork on display,...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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