Position: Journal Staff Writer and Photographer

Email: erice@the-journal.com

2017: Mancos rises from ashes, ends year with a celebration

This was a year of beginnings, growth and camaraderie in Mancos. The biggest story of the year was the Western Excelsior Plant fire, which left hundreds without jobs. However, alongside tragedy,...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballantine Family will award $54,000 in grants in Montezuma County

The Ballantine Family Fund will award $54,000 in Core Value Grants to nonprofits in Montezuma County. According to news release, The Ballantine Family began awarding these grants in 2015 as a way...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cast and crew of ‘Noises Off’ keep audience laughing

The Montezuma-Cortez High School drama club performed “Noises Off,” a “comic farce” by Michael Frayn, Nov. 7-18 at the Ralph E. Vavak Memorial auditorium. The play was a play within a play,...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez considers cuts after school tax fails

Voters rejected the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District’s request to raise property taxes on Tuesday night, and the district quickly warned that budget cuts were likely. In other county...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School premieres 'Into the Woods, Jr.'

Cortez Middle School Theater premiered “Into the Woods, Jr.,” a twist on Stephen Sondheim’s musical fairytale about the choices and wishes we make in life. The show premiered on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two face charges in attempted escape at Montezuma County jail

Two female inmates who were removed from their cell early Saturday morning face charges of attempting to escape from the Montezuma County Detention Center. Laci Hankins and Whitney Williford were...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phase 2 of high school demolition awaits state OK

The Montezuma-Cortez school district has completed phase 1 of demolishing the retired high school, and is awaiting state approval to begin phase 2, according to an update from a district...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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