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Email: ealvero@the-journal.com

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Mancos Melt returns, summer style

The 11th annual Mancos Melt took over town Saturday – about four months later than usual. The event usually takes place around March as a way to usher in spring and burn away the winter blues with...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez adds to inventory of historical buildings, homes

The city of Cortez’s sixth inventory of historic properties identified more than a dozen buildings of historical importance – including the Cortez Post Office and three homes relocated from the old...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Former Cortez finance director faces embezzlement charge

Felony charges have been filed against the former Cortez finance director in the city’s embezzlement case. Katheryn Moss, 70, faces one charge of theft and one charge of embezzlement of public...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Farmers Market in full bloom

Summer is in full swing, and local farmers markets have sprung up throughout the Four Corners area. Mancos’ Thursday afternoon market is three weeks in, stationed in a small park across Grand...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How do you buy local beef?

The coronavirus pandemic has raised interest in buying local beef, but it can be difficult to know how to do that – even in the meat industry. The interest in local beef was noticed statewide , but...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Primary day underway in Montezuma County

It’s primary day in Colorado, and ballots continue to trickle in for Montezuma County. Three heated races are on the ballot for this primary: U.S. Congressional District 3, U.S. Senate and two...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiesta Theatre in Cortez reopens Friday

After three months of shuttered doors, the Fiesta Theatre in downtown Cortez is slated to reopen Friday. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted all sectors of society, including movie theaters. But...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Art vending machines heading to Mancos

Fritos bags and Coca-Cola bottles are normal vending machine sights, ready to be dispensed at the touch of a button. But artwork? Two art vending machines are headed to Mancos, to be stationed by...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Cortez cancels Fourth of July fireworks

After some deliberation, the city of Cortez has canceled the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration. City staff and the Cortez City Council agreed to cancel the show as a result of the...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Rec Center reopens Monday with some restrictions

The Cortez Recreation Center officially reopened Monday – although with some restrictions. The Rec Center has been closed for a few months because of the coronavirus, but after the Colorado...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

SWOS students set commencement for July 31 in Cortez

High school graduation season is not yet over in Montezuma County: Southwest Open School’s ceremony is set for July 31. While other high schools in Montezuma County held drive-thru commencements,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez Farmers Market returns, with coronavirus restrictions

On a blustery Saturday, the Cortez Farmers Market sprouted up at Elm and Main streets, and will continue through its usual summer season, but with some COVID-related adjustments. The market opened...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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