Emily Hayes

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Cortez high school revives classic radio shows

Montezuma-Cortez schools can’t allow people into their auditoriums for live performances because of restrictions that aim to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. So high school theater...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ute Mountain Ute official steps down amid Facebook disputes

The chairman of the election board for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has stepped down after engaging in contentious exchanges with Towaoc and Cortez-area residents on social media over political...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Counterprotesters confront Walk for Justice: ‘You’re not welcome here’

Several people, including a couple members of the Montezuma County Patriots, joined a counterprotest Saturday evening against the Walk for Justice and Peace, crossing Main Street and confronting...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores cidery EsoTerra Ciderworks aims to boost region’s apple economy

Before crates of apples come into focus in the cool darkness of the walk-in, Leigh Reeves is already rifling through freshly picked crab apples and tiny, rotund pears. The aroma of apples wafts out...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Professional opera will debut in historic Mancos setting

Live performances are slowly re-emerging as a possibility, particularly outside crowded cities. And in Mancos, Opera Lafayette, a professional opera company based in Washington, D.C., will debut...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Former Cortez finance director pleads guilty to embezzlement

The former Cortez finance director pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzlement of public property and faces prison, probation and restitution if the court accepts the agreement. Katheryn Moss, 70,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez finance director pleads guilty to embezzlement

The former Cortez finance director pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzlement of public property and faces prison, probation and restitution if the court accepts the agreement. Katheryn Moss, 70,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Signs around Cortez remind people to be kind

The weight of political division in the community sat heavily with the Wolf sisters, co-owners of The Doobie Sisters in Cortez. When they were young, they scrawled “Human-kind: be both” in chalk on...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free, reduced meals extended at all schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reopened the Summer Food Service Program through December, allowing schools across the country to offer free meals to students during the COVID-19 pandemic....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial Hospital getting medical helicopter service

Southwest Health System Inc., which owns Southwest Memorial Hospital, has partnered with Classic Air Medical to create a medical transport air base in Cortez. A flight team based at Southwest...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe student gives powerful argument for school on reservation

A Fort Lewis College student from Towaoc gave a heartfelt explanation of the need for a charter school on the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe reservation during a virtual community meeting with tribal...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As gun supply tightens, firearm sales surge in Four Corners

Coloradans bought firearms in unusually high numbers this year, driven by turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests and discussion about defunding the police, according to...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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