Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Road to a home just got bumpier

Applying for a home loan has become more challenging for self-employed people and small-business owners after the recession and recent banking reforms. Banks now require those who are...

DATE: May 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

49 Square Ventures plans for expansion

The compost facility 49 Square Ventures, on Road 39 near Mancos, will go before the county commissioners May 19 to ask for land-use designation that would allow them to continue to operate and...

DATE: May 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccination rates may go public

Schools will likely now be required to provide the vaccination rates of students to the public in July. The state legislature passed the requirement on Friday, and Health News Colorado reported...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education

Mother’s journey: ‘Your life has got to be clean’

Beverly Lehi journeyed through alcoholism, borderline diabetes and asthma to find personal health and joy in the success of her children. Lehi cared for both of her children and for her four...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home sales on par with 2013

The local housing market is mirroring last year's trends, but local realtors are optimistic it will improve. For both years, the first quarter number of homes sold was almost equivalent with just...

DATE: May 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Beef prices spur thoughts of growth

High prices for beef across the nation are encouraging ranchers in the area to consider expanding their herds again after the drought conditions last year forced reductions. Nationally, the...

DATE: May 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Beef prices spur thoughts of growth

High prices for beef across the nation are encouraging ranchers in the area to consider expanding their herds again after the drought conditions last year forced reductions. Nationally, the...

DATE: May 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Local home sales on par with last year

The local housing market is mirroring last year's trends, but local realtors are optimistic it will improve. For both years, the first quarter number of homes sold was almost equivalent with just...

DATE: May 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mancos working on water safeguard

The Mancos Public Works Department is the process of planning and installing safeguards in response to a townwide water outage in February. A pump failure, followed by its backup failing, at the...

DATE: May 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Downtown Mancos has a new sweet spot

An ice cream parlor is opening on Grand Avenue Thursday, just in time to provide relief from the summer heat. The bright little shop called Warehouse of Possibilities is opening next door to The...

DATE: May 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Piñon Project improving care for disturbed youths

The Piñon Project is launching a program to create individualized care for at-risk children with a serious emotional disturbance, who are already receiving services from a government agency. The...

DATE: May 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bird fest offers new tours, lectures

The 10th Annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival will bring together birders from across the world including Australia, British Columbia and Hawaii for five days of tours and lectures...

DATE: May 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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