Erika Alvero

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Funnel cloud spotted east of Cortez

The first days of spring in Cortez have been marked by unpredictable weather conditions – including a funnel cloud appearance on Friday. Brent McWhirter, co-owner of Moose and More on Main Street,...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backpack program helps fill a food gap in Cortez

The federally funded free and reduced school lunch program is crucial for many children and families nationwide, including in Montezuma County. But on weekends, no school means no lunch, which can...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos to build new park on north side of town

Mancos will soon be building a new park on the north side of town. The park will be located in the Creekside subdivision at the northwest corner of Angel Way and North Willow Street, said Town...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag Expo takes over fairgrounds

Livestock, machinery, and agriculturalists of all ages unite this weekend at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds for the annual Four States Agricultural Exposition. This is the 37th year of the expo,...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mount Lookout Grange in need of repairs

Mancos’ historic Mount Lookout Grange is in need of serious repairs, said the Grange’s board of directors. While there are several projects in line for the site along Grand Avenue, the board’s...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos library plans ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ survival course

A “Zombie Apocalypse” will take over the Mancos Public Library. Teens are invited to stop by and practice emergency preparedness and survival skills during the event Friday and Saturday. Attendees...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Dolores High School awarded for academic growth

Dolores High School has received two state awards in honor of students’ demonstrated academic growth in 2018. The Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award and the High School Academic...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pastor chosen as Mancos Citizen of the Year

Craig Paschal, pastor of the Mancos United Methodist Church, is the town’s 2018 Citizen of the Year, selected for his outreach efforts and inclusivity with a wide range of community members. The...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Music Man’ coming to Cortez in high school production

Trombones, conniving salesmen and a barbershop quartet are marching in to Montezuma-Cortez High School next week, for the high school theater department’s opening weekend of “The Music Man.” The...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Mancos surveying local businesses beginning in March

The town of Mancos will survey local businesses next week as part of a plan to spur economic growth. Mancos was recently awarded a state grant for the economic growth project and has hired the...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos Creative District offers scholarship for artists

Young Mancos artists are invited to apply for a new scholarship established by the Mancos Creative District. The Create 81328 Scholarship fund aims to support local college-bound, arts-focused...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Man charged with burglary, trespassing in Mancos

A man was arrested in Mancos last week after being charged with trespassing at one residence and burglarizing another just a few hours later. On Feb. 20, Mancos officials received a call from...

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

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