Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: cpape@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6029

Dolores trustees appoint Cody Folsom to board

During a regular meeting Tuesday night, the Dolores Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Cody Folsom to the board. Folsom is filling a vacancy that opened in October with the resignation...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Mancos Valley Chorus is coming to Cortez

As it enters its 21st year, the Mancos Valley Chorus is preparing for its winter concert schedule, which will bring the group through the Montezuma-Cortez High School, Mancos United Methodist...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal agents review Dolores school safety

At the invitation of Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, agents from the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secret Service visited the Dolores School District RE-4A at the end of...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board accepts resignation of Principal Adam Priestley

During a regular meeting Monday night, the Mancos school board accepted the resignation of secondary Principal Adam Priestley. Priestley told The Journal in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon that...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 16 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Habitat for Humanity celebrates 10th year, new home

Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and on Sunday, it dedicated a new home to local family Deidre and Ian Garfield and their two sons. The...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 16 hours 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos town marshal resigns, purchases Mesa Verde Motorsports

Jason Spruell has retired from his position as the Mancos town marshal, effective Friday, Nov. 9. He recently purchased Mesa Verde Motorsports, a business that his grandparents started under the...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 16 hours 24 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez observes Veterans Day with services, parade

One day after the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Americans observed Veterans Day on Monday with parades and celebrations in honor of those who served in the U.S. military. In Cortez,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Asbestos temporarily closes Kiva Montessori school in Cortez

The board of directors for the Children’s Kiva Montessori School told parents in an email Wednesday that it was temporarily closing the school because of “elevated levels” of asbestos. The board...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local author chronicles life of renowned Southern Ute artist

In her self-published book from 2017, Pagosa Springs author Judith Stone chronicles the life and spiritual journey of Southern Ute elder and artist Russell Box Sr., whose work is featured in the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amidst “exceptional drought,” Mancos seeks to protect its watershed

Drought hit Southwest Colorado hard in 2018. Since mid-April, the United States Department of Agriculture has classified all of Montezuma county as experiencing “exceptional drought,” its most...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County joins state voters in rejecting Amendment 73

Colorado voters rejected a ballot initiative Tuesday that would have funded an increase in K-12 education spending through tax hikes for high-income state residents and corporations. Final vote...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Republicans celebrate wins with Tipton

Montezuma County Republicans gathered Tuesday evening at the Elks Lodge No. 1789 in Cortez to watch federal election results come in on Fox News between updates from Montezuma County Republican...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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