Emily Hayes

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Would a Biden administration help people living in church sanctuary?

A presidential administration led by Democrat Joe Biden does not necessarily mean greater freedoms are in store for Rosa Sabido, who has lived in sanctuary in a Mancos church for more than three...

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

For Montezuma County Patriots, the presidential race isn’t over

Many participants in the weekly Freedom Rides down Main Street in Cortez, organized by the Montezuma County Patriots, say their message of patriotism remains the same after the presidential...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez restaurant temporarily closes with 12 positive COVID-19 cases

The Loungin’ Lizard restaurant in Cortez, which temporarily closed this month after a COVID-19 outbreak, plans to reopen Thursday. A weekly report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walk for Justice organizer, Montezuma County Patriots member meet for dialogue

Members of the Montezuma County Patriots and a co-organizer of the Walk for Justice and Peace met to clarify the meaning behind a flag used in the Walk for Justice Saturday mornings. Raleigh...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado ranchers battle drought, development

Matt Barnes grew up in Pennsylvania, where forests enjoy consistent rain and most farmers grow corn. But from a young age, he was drawn to the Western landscape of places like Southwest Colorado,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives founder speaks in Dolores

The head of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives spoke at a private outdoor fundraiser for Republican candidates in Dolores on Saturday evening. Derrick Wilburn, founder and executive director of...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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