Erika Alvero

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Records needed in Cortez embezzlement case are lost

The city of Cortez has been digging into a recent embezzlement case, but a 2016 software switch makes it hard to determine how long the fraud was happening. The city says an undisclosed city...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Curious Savage’ opens in Cortez

A thoughtful comedy premiered to the high school stage this weekend, complete with complex and wacky characters, a hidden fortune and heart. The Montezuma-Cortez High School theater department is...

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

Family seeks help finding missing Cortez man

A 79-year-old Cortez man went missing Thursday afternoon, and his wife and friends are seeking the community’s help in finding him. Charles “Chuck” Current was supposed to meet his wife, Anne, at...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez rejects tax to raise teacher salaries

Voters in the Montezuma-Cortez School District once again rejected the district’s request for a property tax increase to raise teacher salaries. It was a solid No vote for Ballot Measure 4A on...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested in shooting south of Cortez

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and faces charges of attempted murder, after a gunshot fired early Friday morning sent Nicholas Posey to the hospital, according to the Montezuma County...

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

Fire destroys old Mancos farmhouse

A newly installed refrigerator appears to have started a house fire in Weber Canyon last week, destroying an old farmhouse. Luckily, no one was harmed by the incident, although Dave Sessions and...

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

Eco-bluegrass comes to Absolute Bakery

The U.S. Forest Service’s own bluegrass band is joining in on Mancos Public Library’s celebration of the land this month, and is set to perform at the Absolute Bakery & Cafe in a week. The San Juan...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Take a Boater Farming’ brings Dolores River stakeholders together

The Dolores River is the lifeblood of Montezuma County – and has a whole host of stakeholders, including boaters, farmers and recreationists. In recognition of this, the Dolores River Boating...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lantern Fest in Cortez will put gardens to bed

The Common Ground Cortez Community Gardens will be put to bed next week, and gardeners are marking the event with a Lantern Fest. The event is intended to encourage community members to connect art...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Immersive art and theater in Mancos

Whimsy and thought-provoking art installations are coming to the Mancos Valley this weekend for the Purple Fox Conundrum. It’s an outdoor theater and art experience, taking over the Sacred Song...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Indictment clouds appointment at Dolores schools

The new secondary dean of students in Dolores School District Re-4A is facing embezzlement charges by the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, but school administrators hope he will be exonerated...

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

Montezuma County hosts human trafficking training

Human trafficking might seem like a far-off issue, but it’s a problem even in the Four Corners region. Its unexpected prevalence close to home was a key message Kara Napolitano from the Laboratory...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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