Erika Alvero

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Fire burning in Utah’s Dark Canyon Wilderness

A 15-acre fire is burning in Utah’s Dark Canyon Wilderness, about 45 miles west of Monticello. On Tuesday, smoke was reported in the wilderness area near Brushy Knoll. It has been slow-growing, and...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bail set at $1 million in homicide case west of Mancos

Bond for Debra Gaylyn Riddle, suspected in the shooting death of her common-law husband, was set at $1 million Wednesday in Cortez. David Mooney, a 60-year-old man from Arizona, was found dead just...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman arrested on suspicion of homicide west of Mancos

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman suspected in an alleged homicide west of Mancos two weeks ago. On July 4, a 60-year-old Arizona man was found dead at 7850 Road 37 west of...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fenceline acquires Guy Drew Vineyards

Fenceline Cider is making moves in the wine business. The cidery in Mancos has purchased all winemaking equipment from Guy Drew Vineyards, whose owner will be joining the Fenceline team as...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

A burro festival sprouts in Mancos

Mancos will be taking part in a proud Colorado tradition at its upcoming Grand Summer Nights event – a Burrofest. The July 20 festival will feature a wide range of burro-centric activities,...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Margaret Hunt shows work at Olio

Olio’s current display is the first art show for Denver-based artist Margaret Hunt. It’s also especially meaningful for Hunt and the artistic community in Mancos – she’s part of the reason the...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Shane French’s lawsuit against Cortez, police officers nears end

Settlement negotiations are nearing a conclusion in the case of Shane French, a Cortez resident who has sued the city of Cortez and several police officers over an arrest in 2014. The civil lawsuit...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez officials make headway on land use code

Cortez city staff have been ironing out the final details for the updated land use code, which will soon be put to a vote. The City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission held a workshop June...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mounted Patrol celebrates 2- year anniversary

This year, the Mounted Patrol unit for the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating its two-year anniversary. The Mounted Patrol was founded both as a way to promote a positive image of...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Celtic Fair happening Saturday

Dust off your kilts – the Cortez Celtic Fair returns to town this Saturday. This is the second year the fair has taken over the Parque de Vida, and it aims to celebrate Celtic heritage and support...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents voice concern with Mancos Marshal’s Office, ICE

Recent law enforcement activity in Mancos has led some residents to raise concerns that the Marshal’s Office has been unfairly targeting local residents based on race or immigration status. Around...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reconstruction begins on Colorado Highway 145

Reconstruction work began has begun on the section of Colorado Highway 145 damaged by the rockfall north of Dolores over Memorial Day Weekend. The highway will not be rerouted, and total...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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