Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Memorial Day rain brightens outlook for area’s beans

Rain over Memorial Day weekend brought the promise of a better season than many local bean farmers have seen in recent years. The storms brought 1.26 inches of rain to the Southwestern Colorado...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Local crops may get a boost

Growing demand from dairies and the drought in California and Texas may spur demand for local alfalfa. “I think we are looking at, if not a stable, a rising market for alfalfa,” said Terry...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Remember the fallen

As in cemeteries and ceremonies all over the country, community members gathered throughout the region to remember fallen American warriors. “We speak with one voice, with shared admiration,” said...

DATE: May 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remember the fallen

As in cemeteries and ceremonies all over the country, the Mancos community gathered in Cedar Grove Cemetery to remember the fallen warriors. "We speak with one voice, with shared admiration," said...

DATE: May 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

It's Arts Roundup time

If you've ever wondered about the magic of a photographer's dark room or the hypnotic motion of a potter's skillful hands, The Great Mancos Arts Roundup offers the opportunity to tour local studios...

DATE: May 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Remember the fallen

As in cemeteries and ceremonies all over the country, the Mancos community gathered in Cedar Grove Cemetery to remember the fallen warriors. "We speak with one voice, with shared admiration," said...

DATE: May 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Programs produce results at college

The Pueblo Community College system, which includes Southwest Colorado Community College, saw a significant increase in the percentage of students completing remedial courses this school year after...

DATE: May 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - Education

Growing a community at the Grange

The Mt. Lookout Grange, which had been the heartbeat of the community, has come into its own again in the past year. In May last year, Patricia Burk and Betsy Harrison decided to relaunch the local...

DATE: May 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

District highlights staff members

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 recognized outstanding staff members Thursday morning at a district meeting. For the first time, the district gave away educator and employee of the year...

DATE: May 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education

Montezuma-Cortez grads go forward with promises

At the Montezuma-Cortez High School commencement, staff and students brought good humor and realism to the stage. “Class of 2014, let’s get those papers that give us our date of manufacture and...

DATE: May 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heritage Center nearing capacity

Pieces of the past including ladles, beads, and pots, number in the millions at the Anasazi Heritage Center, where the shelves in the cavernous basement are reaching capacity from oil and gas...

DATE: May 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores students’ reading scores improve

Dolores third-grade reading scores improved on the state standardized test this spring compared with last year. The percentage of third-grade students who met or exceeded the state expectations...

DATE: May 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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