Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Jama Collins secures $500 grant to boost flower project

Flowers bring a lively look to any downtown, and Jama Collins is hoping to enliven the storefronts in Mancos this spring. "If there's flowers out, it's fresh-looking - it looks like somebody...

DATE: April 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mancos starts $10,000 concrete fund

The town is hoping to encourage citizens to tackle crumbling sidewalks with $10,000 set aside to help fund projects. Residents are responsible for maintaining their own sidewalks in Mancos, but...

DATE: April 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mancos Seed Library supports food security

Preserving seed diversity has become an international issue as large companies have come to dominate the industry. Locally, LiveWell Montezuma is taking steps to preserve and develop seeds adapted...

DATE: April 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mushroom attack

Powerful herbicides have made their way into compost and manure, stunting and harming small farms and gardens in the area, but on Saturday two Mancos farmers launched a fundraising campaign to...

DATE: April 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Red Arrow cleanup awaits Texas ruling

Cleanup of the mercury contaminated Red Arrow Mill site on Grand Avenue just outside Mancos will move forward when a bankruptcy court in Texas gives the OK, according to an Environmental Protection...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Family Stone is on a roll

The Stone family have been in the gravel and concrete business for many years, but on Wednesday they’re opening a retail location on South Broadway to better serve their customers. Kathy and Daren...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

The next generation

Navajo-Churro lambs explored a pasture for the first time Friday as Cindy Dvergsten, the owner of Arriola Sunshine Farms, explained that they’re the next generation in an ongoing effort to preserve...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

The Shack’s up

Two sisters broke away from the corporate store inside Wal-Mart to open The Shear Shack, bringing life to a Main Street store that had been empty for five years. The new salon opened in between...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Living

Shelter gives public taste of homelessness

What would it be like to lose everything and need to rely solely on the kindness and donations of others? The Bridge Emergency Shelter is hosting an event to give the public the chance to...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Arrow cleanup awaits Texas bankruptcy ruling

Cleanup of the mercury contaminated Red Arrow Mill site on Grand Avenue just outside Mancos will move forward when a bankruptcy court in Texas gives the OK, according to an Environmental Protection...

DATE: April 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Glitch on Medicaid website fuels confusion

A glitch on the state Medicaid website let Coloradans submit applications without providing income information during March, resulting in a flood of questions at the county level. A newsletter...

DATE: April 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Local agencies struggle with kids' poverty

Montezuma County agencies are working to reverse generational poverty, but a recent study shows that challenges remain. More children in Montezuma County slipped into poverty and faced greater...

DATE: April 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News