Erika Alvero

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Mancos preschoolers celebrate new garden

Mancos preschool students have a new garden on site. It’s part of the Montezuma School to Farm Project, a nonprofit that offers hands-on gardening classes to students and schools throughout the...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

New education center opens at Fozzie’s Farm

Montezuma Land Conservancy members and supporters ushered in a new education center at the organization’s own Fozzie’s Farm during an open house Thursday afternoon. Fozzie’s Farm is a farm...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Mancos residents protest ICE detentions

About two dozen Mancos residents gathered in front of the local car wash Thursday morning to oppose recent activity by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The protest comes after...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Council denies settlement recommendation with marijuana shop

Cortez City Council denied a settlement recommendation with NuVue Pharma LLC, meaning litigation will continue between the city and marijuana company. The settlement comes after NuVue sued the city...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis-Arriola fifth graders run ‘Our Town’

Lewis-Arriola Elementary students have set up shop in Alison Robinson’s classroom. It’s part of the “Our Town” project she started when she began working at the school six years ago, as part of an...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Poets come to Mancos

Tina Deschenie’s mother was always impeccably dressed. She was also tough as nails, able to drive an old pickup truck through “fierce road conditions” every day to work. And she is the subject of...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment - mobile

Mancos Elementary School to dismiss week early

Mancos Elementary School students will be released a week early from school this month because of the large construction project underway. The early release on May 16 is intended to give teachers...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Cortez residents hit the streets to clean up town

Volunteers and city of Cortez staff members kicked off Cleanup Week by scouring the streets Saturday with trash bags in hand. The week from May 6-10 aims to encourage residents to clean out their...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Common Press restoration almost finished

The Mancos Common Press restoration is nearly complete, and its printing presses are readying their wheels for more regular use. The Common Press is a nonprofit dedicated to the restoration of the...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos amends state liquor law regarding open containers

In preparation for summer festivities, the Mancos Town Board unanimously approved an ordinance allowing for alcohol consumption in public places. Staff members said the ordinance was necessary...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lotsa Pasta and That’za Pizza reopening in Cortez

A Cortez dining staple is coming back to town, with plans to open Mother’s Day weekend. Lotsa Pasta and That’za Pizza operated on the south side of Cortez for about 15 years but closed April 2018...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Marc Berger to bring American roots music to Mancos brewery

Marc Berger was in his early 20s when he fell in love with the West. It happened while he was on a road trip across the country with a friend. “And it became a lifetime obsession for me,” Berger...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

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