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Email: ealvero@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6029

Gear lending library up and running in Cortez

COVID-19 might have disrupted normal operations of almost everything this year, but the great outdoors is still readily available, and the School Community Youth Collaborative wants to help young...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Color inspires and excites Mancos painter

June McCartney remembers being inspired by color as a child during an art class at the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey. “I’ll never forget it, I remember the light coming in the room, and I...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Art meets COVID prevention at Alpacka Raft

Alpacka Raft is joining in the fight against the coronavirus – crafting style. The Mancos-based packraft company has been crafting a variety of masks, brightly patterned and featuring air pockets...

DATE: July 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

‘Word pedometer’ aims to improve language development for children in Southwest Colorado

Language defines how we communicate with one another, how we interact with the world. But language development is just as vital, affecting our learning abilities and shaping how we think. That is...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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

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