Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Homebodies create line of body care products

With all the cleansers, exfoliates, soaps and other body-care products, it can be hard to keep track of what you're putting in and on your body. That's one of the main reasons Holly Cogburn and...

DATE: May 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Half Marathon exceeds expectations

A tough course and an elevation of 7,000 feet couldn't scare away dedicated runners at the Cowboy Half Marathon on Saturday. The racers and supporters gathered under sunny skies in Boyle Park. The...

DATE: May 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Elderly-abuse laws take effect July 1

Stricter protections for elderly will go into effect July 1 as part of a package of state reforms to help protect the rapidly aging population. The number of people over 65 is expected to double to...

DATE: May 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Create your own compost

Food prices are set the rise this summer, and a garden could come in handy as drought in California forces prices up. A recent study by Arizona State University predicts that some prices will spike...

DATE: May 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Homebodies create line of body care products

With all the cleansers, exfoliates, soaps and other body-care products, it can be hard to keep track of what you’re putting in and on your body. That’s one of the main reasons Holly Cogburn and...

DATE: May 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pick up compost at landfill

The Montezuma County landfill is turning treated human waste and wood chips into rich compost, and for the first time, it is available for purchase this spring. The landfill has been working on its...

DATE: May 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Carter ties low grades to parents, curriculum

Local school leadership presented the challenges facing the struggling Montezuma- Cortez School District to the State Board of Education Thursday. Superintendent Alex Carter and School Board...

DATE: May 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leaving U.S. to understand Russians

Manaugh elementary students gathered around a laptop Thursday anxious to ask a folklore expert in Russia a question. The expert answered questions via a real-time video connection ranging from how...

DATE: May 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education

Students apply their skills to garden shed construction

Last Friday, sawdust filled the air as Cortez students from the eighth-grade Advance Industrial Technology worked to finish rough-hewn benches for a garden expansion project. The students and...

DATE: May 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education

When the pulpit hits the pavement

The long, open highways around Cortez are home to thousands of leather-clad road warriors. There are an estimated 9,000 registered motorcycles in the area, and to Steve Reed, president of the...

DATE: May 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

A goose in a tree and other unusual sightings

Many swooping swallows, bright warblers, blue herons, a hyper little dipper and even a sandhill crane entertained enthusiastic birders on Saturday near Mancos. The tour around the valley and...

DATE: May 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road to owning a home 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 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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