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Email: jacobk@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

Four Corners Home and Garden Show is this weekend

For people who are thinking about remodeling or taking on a home improvement project this spring, the Four Corners Home and Garden Show is the place to be. “It’s a good way to see people in the...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez air service will survive Trump budget, manager says

Though President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget calls for elimination of Essential Air Service – which benefits Cortez – airport manager Russ Machen said Wednesday there’s no cause for...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez juniors prepare for SAT exam this year

Colorado high school juniors will take the SAT instead of the ACT as their college entrance exam for the first time this year. A committee of school and district representatives from across the...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

SCCC expands nursing programs, partners with CU

Southwest Colorado Community College announced Wednesday that it will expand its nursing programs and offer bachelor’s degrees in nursing through the University of Colorado.“We’re excited for this...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eight are sentenced in Montezuma County Court

Eight people were sentenced in Montezuma County Court before Judge JenniLynn Lawrence this week in connection with domestic violence and alcohol-related driving offenses. On Monday, Chad Pearce was...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veryl Goodnight shares stories that inspired her art

Mancos painter and sculptor Veryl Goodnight condensed her 50-year career into an hourlong talk at the Mancos Public Library on March 23. Goodnight shared stories of inspiration about her various...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Excelsior’s plan for dust mitigation hits a snag

A dust-mitigating upgrade to the buildings at the Western Excelsior plant will have to wait at least until April 5, Mancos trustees decided at their meeting March 22. Western Excelsior plans to...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Elementary gets $110,000 playground grant

Mancos Elementary School has been awarded a $110,000 grant that will fund upgrades at its playground. Great Outdoors Colorado awarded the funds as part of the agency’s School Yard Initiative...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunday fire in Cortez damages Harp Moving building

Firefighters from three agencies contained a fire early Sunday at the Harp Moving and Storage building in Cortez, Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Bittle said Monday. “It was a team effort,” Bittle said....

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alpacka Rafts company moves to downtown Mancos

Mancos-based Alpacka Rafts has moved to a new downtown location, but that’s not the only big change the company is planning for the near future, co-owners Thor and Sheri Tingey said Friday. The...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire district’s risk rating improves

An insurance rating for the Cortez Fire Protection District has improved, and homeowners might see more affordable insurance rates as a result. The fire district’s public protection classification...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh works to redesign school culture in Cortez

Manaugh Elementary School is planning some radical things over the next few years to keep the school moving on the right track, Principal Donetta Jones told school board members at their meeting...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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