Position: Journal Staff Writer and Photographer

Email: erice@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6036

Cortez Fire Protection District approves purchase of bunker gear

The Cortez Fire Protection District Board unanimously approved the purchase of fire shelters at Wednesday night’s meeting. The purchase was discussed at March’s board meeting. During a public...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez High School warns of advertising calls

In an email to parents on Thursday, principal’s secretary Debra Ramsey informed parents about sports-related advertising calls circulating in the community. “We had a local business call and say...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Cortez students nominated for D.C. leadership conference

Eleven Cortez Middle School students have been nominated to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., this summer. The sixth-graders were nominated by English...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Gun and Sportsman Show runs through weekend

The three-day Cortez Gun and Sportsman Show ran through Sunday afternoon at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. According to Gayel Alexander, manager of the show for four years, the event has been...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Dolores in or out of CHSAA? State official weighs in

Has the Dolores School District opted out of the Colorado High School Activities Association? That question was largely unanswered during a sometimes heated and confusing public discussion at...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School to premiere ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

Next weekend, Cortez Middle School Theater will premiere “The Phantom Tollbooth,” a play about making learning fun. It shows on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. and repeats on Saturday, April 21, at 2...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board discusses Trusler resignation, CHSAA, clinic

The Dolores School District Re-4A on April 12 met in executive session with Superintendent Scott Cooper, then unanimously accepted the resignation of athletic director and football coach Chris...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Montezuma students are awarded esteemed Daniels scholarships

Four local high school seniors have received the Daniels Fund Scholarship to any two- or four-year accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States. Josie Sitton, Ben Chupp, Maddi...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores athletic director and coach Chris Trusler reportedly may resign

The Dolores School Board on Thursday was scheduled to consider the resignation of athletic director and football coach Chris Trusler, who has drawn mounting criticism from parents and residents...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS holds lockdown drill and on-site evacuation

Montezuma-Cortez High School Principal Jason Wayman thanked students, staff and emergency personnel for participating in its lockdown and evacuation drill on Thursday. According to district Safety...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Children’s Kiva receives go-ahead from Planning and Zoning

The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday approved an application for a conditional use permit for the Children’s Kiva Montessori School to move into the former Montezuma County Justice...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS appoints Matt Keefauver as new director

Matt Keefauver is the new director of Southwest Open School, according to an announcement on the school’s Facebook page on April 3. Previous director Charlotte Wolf announced her upcoming...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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