Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jgonzalez@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6048

Sunflower Theatre to stage live play on Dec. 10

Live theater is coming to downtown Cortez next week with the kickoff of the two-act play “Miracle on South Division Street,” directed and acted by a local cast at the Sunflower Theatre. The comedic...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Black Friday is upon us

Cortez retailers are rested and ready to take on the crowds seeking Black Friday deals. “We’re ready. We’ve all been popping vitamins and getting ready to go,” Walmart manager Ron Knezk joked....

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roberts tours schools, meets students

State Sen. Ellen Roberts was given a whirlwind tour of Dolores Schools last week. Dolores Re-4 Schools Superintendent Scott Cooper said superintendents across the state are offering tours of...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leaders recall Darrel Ellis’ impact on Mancos

Darrel Ellis, a lifelong resident and friend of Mancos, a member of the Mancos Town Board of Trustees, Mancos Public Library Board and the Mancos Valley Historical Society, and a valued contributor...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pippo’s owner, daughter open secondhand store

After 17 years of working in the high-stress restaurant industry, Pennie Sanford, owner of Main Street restaurant Pippo’s Cafe, is looking forward to a change of pace with her new business:...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos considers adding position for PR officer

A public information officer could be the newest position added to the Town of Mancos’ payroll. At their Nov. 10 meeting, trustees agreed that there was a need for the town to get out consistent...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town seek funds to replace Main St. bridge

Originally built in 1910, the Main Street Bridge in downtown Mancos is beginning to show its age and the town is seeking grant funding to help with the cost of its overhaul. Town administrator...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taste of the Seasons decks halls for 17th year

For the 17th consecutive year, Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery is being transformed into a winter wonderland outfitted with fine food and wines from local restaurants, all in the name of...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former marshal faces 6 charges

Former Mancos Marshal John Cox will be charged with six misdemeanors including perjury and misconduct, Montezuma County District Attorney Will Furse said in a statement Tuesday. Cox resigned...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Panther Chefs’ cater Taste of Seasons

Catering students at Montezuma-Cortez High School will be taking what they’ve learned in the classroom and feeding it to the public at the 17th annual Taste of the Seasons on Thursday, Dec. 3....

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Which industry drives the county?

Montezuma County’s largest base industry in 2014 was created by “households,” a category made up of commuters, or those that spend money earned elsewhere, and retirees, according to the Region 9...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos marshal faces DUI charge and personnel matter

A week after being placed on administrative leave for an undisclosed personnel matter, Mancos Marshal John Cox faces charges for driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving, and...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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