Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: salderton@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6029

Mancos High School graduates give fond farewell to district

Mancos High School’s small Class of 2018 spent its commencement on Friday reminiscing about the good times they’d had in school and looking to the future. Twenty-four graduates, many of whom had...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Farm to Yarn Collective opens in Cortez

A new yarn and fabric collective will hold its grand opening in Cortez on Thursday. Southwest Farm to Yarn is made up of 31 sheep and alpaca owners, spinners, weavers, dyers and other craftspeople...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board votes to raise teacher salaries

The Dolores School District Re-4A Board of Education voted to raise district teachers’ salaries for the 2018-2019 school year during a special meeting on May 24. Many of the district’s teachers,...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County DAR plants flags for Memorial Day

The Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution spent the days leading up to Memorial Day placing flags on the graves of veterans around Montezuma County. For about a...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez reveals results of fiber project feasibility study

The results are in from a fiber-to-the-home feasibility study that the city of Cortez has conducted since January. On Tuesday, Doug Dawson of CCG Consulting and Chris Konechne of Finley...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez chooses finalists for city manager position

The city of Cortez has narrowed down its list of candidates for city manager to five, including the current Public Works director. On Wednesday, the city released the names of four finalists: John...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos to spray weeds in Boyle Park June 5

The town of Mancos announced Wednesday that it plans to close Boyle Park for weed management on June 5. According to a release from Town Administrator Heather Alvarez, the town has contracted with...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez to hire engineering supervisor for median project

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council gave Public Works Director Phil Johnson permission to seek a civil engineering consultant to oversee parts of the Main Street median project. In his presentation...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez celebrates pioneer past on Historic Preservation Day

Cortez’s celebration of Historic Preservation Day on Saturday drew a bigger crowd than usual, as historians took people for a walk down memory lane. For the city’s ninth Preservation Day event,...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nature Center at Butler Corner in Dolores prepares for grand opening

Kathie Butler, owner of the Nature Center at Butler Corner, plans to open a visitors center and weaving shop to make her property more guest-friendly. Butler has operated the Nature Center on her...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five people arrested in Cortez drug ring investigation

Five people were arrested last week on suspicion of drug trafficking in Cortez after a monthslong investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies. Cortez residents Lyndel and Sherri Clark, 64...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Quilt Co. holds grand reopening after getting new owners

The new owners of the Cortez Quilt Co. introduced themselves to the quilting community with a grand re-opening on Saturday. As it approaches its seventh anniversary, the quilt store at 40 W. Main...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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