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Email: jacobk@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

Willowtail Springs gives artists solitude, inspiration in Mancos

When Peggy and Lee Cloy started an artist residency program at Willowtail Springs four years ago, they couldn’t get much traction or interest in the program. Now, artists line up at their door to...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Destination Imagination project benefits charity

The Mancos Middle School Destination Imagination team is headed to state finals in Denver next month. Teams of up to seven students solve a critical-thinking challenge before judges as part of...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Days festival will honor service members

Mancos residents will salute military service members with this year’s Mancos Days festival, which features the theme “Honoring Those Who Serve.” The Mancos Colorado Days Association has taken over...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire destroys automotive-granite business

A fire destroyed a granite counter and automotive business south of Cortez on Saturday morning, Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said. The fire started about 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the Top Notch Marble...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Hampton gets excellence award

The Cortez Hampton Inn has been awarded the company’s “Circle of Excellence” award for the 2016 business year. General Manager Janice Christiansen said the top 10 percent of Hampton hotels get the...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Man confesses in Phoenix to 1996 Cortez murder

More than 20 years after 37-year-old Milton Lee was found dead in a pool of blood at Cortez City Park, a man has confessed to his murder, according to an affidavit. Sergio Tito Rivera, 38, admitted...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez’s participation in April student testing expected to rise

State assessment testing begins next month for Cortez schools, and administrators are anticipating improved student participation on the tests. “Our projection for PARCC testing is very high,”...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores teenager convicted of child sex assault

A Montezuma County judge on Wednesday convicted a 15-year-old boy of sexually assaulting his 7-year-old stepsister. District Court Judge Douglas Walker issued the guilty verdict in the bench trial,...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four States Ag Expo kicks off with a special rodeo

The Four States Agricultural Expo started Thursday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, and Executive Director Radiance Beals said she’s excited about everything on the schedule.“We have fun...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS band concert is March 28 in Cortez

Montezuma-Cortez High School jazz and concert bands will play their spring concert on Tuesday, March 28. The free event starts at 7 p.m. at the M-CHS Auditorium. “We’re inviting everyone in the...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango duo plays Mancos Brewery this weekend

Durango duo Wolf Crossing promises an eclectic and festive St. Patrick’s Day show at the Mancos Brewery on Friday, violinist Alissa Wolf said. “We’re a mellow duo, but we do our best to get enough...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh students build apple orchard in Cortez

Students at Manaugh Elementary School broke ground on a 19-tree apple orchard at the school on Monday. The orchard is the first part of a Montezuma School to Farm Project effort that also will...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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