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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.
Erika Alvero

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Census underway in Cortez; coronavirus highlights need to participate

The 2020 census is underway, and leaders of the Montezuma County Counts campaign are urging locals to use their increased time at home to complete the survey. For the first time, the Census is...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

First positive case of COVID-19 in Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Public Health Department and Southwest Health System announced Saturday the county’s first positive case of COVID-19. According to Southwest Health System, officials were first...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos eateries cope with coronavirus

Restaurants have been on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, and in Mancos, they’re rapidly adjusting structures to stay afloat. The adjustments include new hours, hand sanitizer galore...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ballots coming out for Cortez council election

Ballots for the crowded City Council election will be mailed this week, giving Cortez residents about three weeks to make their decision. Fourteen candidates are vying for five seats on the council...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montezuma-Cortez High to perform ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

A fiddler on a roof may seem to have a uniquely precarious situation, but perhaps there are some universal parallels that can be drawn. At least according to Tevye, the Jewish milkman hero of the...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Tribal College Journal gives voice to Native American higher education

The voice of the national tribal college movement speaks out from Mancos. The Tribal College Journal has been around since 1989, recounting the news of tribal college students and institutions from...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sarah Syverson chosen as Mancos Citizen of the Year

An artistic leader is Mancos’ Citizen of the Year. Sarah Syverson was given the honor for her creative endeavors and productions, along with her years with the Montezuma School to Farm program. “I...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Educational funding forum draws crowd in Mancos

More than 100 people from Southwest Colorado showed up in Mancos Saturday morning to advocate for more state educational funding – with a few legislative ears on hand. State Sen. Don Coram,...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez EV charging station is operational

After months of grant-writing, negotiations and discussions, Cortez’s first electric vehicle charging station is up and running. The Level 2 ChargePoint Dual Port station – it can charge two...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Local teachers to march at the Colorado Capitol

Local educators are joining the statewide fight for higher wages and supporting state legislation that aims to raise teacher pay. At least five school districts in Southwest Colorado – including...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley Resources’ Project of the Year will be Giving Tree

Mancos Valley Resources has named the Giving Tree its Project of the Year. This was the 22nd year for the Mancos Giving Tree project, a holiday tradition in which local residents can pick up an...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez celebrates Women’s History Month

The city of Cortez is joining in on what has become a national tradition by proclaiming March as Women’s History Month. The proclamation was signed at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting after a...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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