Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

SWOS replacing modular building with health clinic

Southwest Open School is in the process of replacing a modular building on the south side of campus with a brand-new school-based health clinic. In the new space, SWOS will continue to provide...

DATE: April 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

County joins child services reform

Child Protection Services is undergoing changes statewide meant to increase transparency, child-abuse prevention and standardize county CPS offices. Locally, a new questionnaire for callers...

DATE: April 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utes build corn mill to satisfy demand

The Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch Enterprises is getting into the cornmeal business with a new large-scale mill that will supply grocery stores and restaurants. “We’ve been farming for over 20...

DATE: April 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small farmers bend Tipton’s ear about needs

The growth of the local-food movement and the infrastructure challenges that small farmers face drew the attention of Rep. Scott Tipton at a meeting with farmers on April 22. The coordinator for...

DATE: April 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

A canal reborn

The Jackson Lake canal is no longer in danger of crumbling into a canyon, and its life expectancy is now about 50 years after $3.9 million in improvements. The canal, originally built in 1940s,...

DATE: April 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Few firms join health exchange

Few small businesses signed up for insurance through the health exchange since October because of restrictive requirements. Forty local businesses sought assistance from the Southwest Small...

DATE: April 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Town hires help on development

As part of the town's emphasis on economic development, the board hired a new part-time economic development coordinator. Chelsea Jones started this month and will work 20 hours a week to connect...

DATE: April 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

A canal reborn

The Jackson Lake canal is no longer in danger of crumbling into a canyon, and its life expectancy is now about 50 years after $3.9 million in improvements. The canal, originally built in 1940s,...

DATE: April 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

A maze of life choices

Wearing drunk goggles, Mancos middle school students, tried to play a bean bag game, giggling at their massive failure. "You're like, out of control," said Kensey Switzer, a Mancos middle school...

DATE: April 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Limited participation in health exchange

Relatively few local small businesses chose to sign up for health insurance through the health exchange since October because of restrictive requirements. Forty local businesses sought assistance...

DATE: April 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

A permanent look Makeup artist opens for business

Fine Lines Permanent Cosmetics opened in March as an addition to A Beautiful You salon on Main Street. Permanent makeup artist and business owner Sarah Burton does permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, lip...

DATE: April 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Life’s maze

A popsicle can be tasty unless there is a cigarette butt lurking inside. And in the same way, smoking may seem appealing, but lasting side effects are waiting. This is just one of the prevention...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education

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