Stephanie Alderton

Position: The Journal

Piñon: Number of kids receiving gifts increases

Christmas for Kids, the Piñon Project’s annual gift-giving drive, plans to deliver more gifts to more than 525 kids this year.Last year, 415 children from low-income families in the Cortez area got...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local children shop with police, deputies on a cold weekend

Cortez high-schoolers teamed up with Montezuma County law enforcement on Saturday to bring an early Christmas to their fellow students.Members of the senior student council at Montezuma-Cortez High...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers needed for community Christmas dinner

Most people spend Christmas with their families, but for Montezuma County residents, the holiday can also be a time to meet new neighbors and old friends.Volunteers in the Cortez area are getting...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vine-eating insect threatens vineyards on Western Slope

An insect that is endangering Mesa County vineyards has gotten the attention of the Colorado State University extension office in Montezuma County. The grape phylloxera, a tiny aphid-like insect...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council rejects marijuana grow in industrial park

A proposed marijuana grow operation in Cortez’s industrial park will not be getting approval from the city council anytime soon. The city council held a special work session Tuesday to discuss the...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde Country gets grant for podcast tour guides

Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Tourism Office, visitors to Montezuma County may get a podcast tour guide when they explore archaeological sites next year. The Mesa Verde Country Visitor...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores holiday craft fair brings local artists together

The Dolores River Brewery served up a wide variety of work by local artists on Dec. 10 for the town’s annual holiday arts and crafts show. Michele Martz has organized the event for about 12 years...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Sanitation District finds new manager

After months of searching, the Cortez Sanitation District has found a new manager. Jan Grogan attended her first board meeting as district manager on Monday, Dec. 12. The district board held a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

12 Strays of Christmas hit Cortez's Main Street

The Cortez Animal Shelter has launched its 12 Strays of Christmas, teaming up with families and businesses to bring the town’s stray pets home for the holidays.The annual fundraiser gives...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez council plans to review marijuana ordinance

The Cortez City Council plans a workshop on marijuana regulations during a special meeting on Tuesday. Earlier this year, a Cortez resident requested that the council amend the city code to allow a...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Davidson to replace Towle as historic preservation chair

After asking the Cortez Historic Preservation Board last month to find her a replacement by next year, chairwoman Linda Towle has already found one. During the monthly meeting on Dec. 7, board...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Xtrov Realty moving to bigger Cortez headquarters

Xtrov Realty completed one of the final steps to opening a new and expanded office during the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Dec. 6. The Cortez-based real estate company has been...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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