Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

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

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 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education

Anasazi Heritage Center nearing storage 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 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pick up compost at county 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 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Stiffer laws on elderly abuse will 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 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Dolores third-grade reading scores show improvement

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 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - 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 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

School board starts budget discussions

The Mancos school board started walking through the district's budget Thursday after a disappointing legislative session that will force a lawsuit against the state forward. The district did see a...

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

Water fight has irrigators steamed

The Division of Water Resources stopped the flow of water from the West Mancos River through Chicken Creek this spring. This had resulted in a very limited flow for the irrigators along the...

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

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

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