Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jgonzalez@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6048

M-CHS debuting ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

The Montezuma-Cortez High School drama department is debuting its production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, “You Can’t Take It With You” this Friday. M-CHS drama instructor Nicholaus Sander...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Hand to Hand Boutique

A local family is hoping to fill a need in Mancos with their newly opened clothing store, Hand to Hand Boutique. Featuring new and previously owned clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos 7th-grader wins poster contest

Colman Hoover, a seventh-grader at Mancos Middle School, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Mancos Lions Club....

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

School district food service secures major grant

Just launched two months ago, Mancos Re-6 Food Services food pantry has served 122 adults, 151 children and 16 seniors – unexpected demand that has almost wiped out the pantry’s supplies. The food...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community unites to honor its veterans

After a year of controversy over the site of the city’s annual Veterans Day parade, Cortez residents and veterans were treated to two events on Wednesday – a Main Street procession and the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos marshal placed on leave

Mancos Marshal John Cox has been placed on paid administrative leave for an undisclosed personnel matter, according to town officials. The decision to place Cox on leave was made in an hourlong...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A rockin’ ‘Rokerthon’

Long before the sun came up over the Four Corners Monument on Monday, about 1,000 people from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah huddled in the cold for their chance at a few seconds of camera...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strip mall in eastern Cortez growing

Although it hasn’t been completed, a commercial building going up on a parcel on the east end of Cortez is netting a lot of interest from prospective tenants, developers say. “I just put the sign...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Daughter takes helm at updated Elm Street Tavern

As a child of a Cortez restaurateur, Breezy Obletz says she never felt she’d follow in her parent’s path.Her father, Paul, has owned the Main Street bar and restaurant Elm Street Tavern — formerly...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

City, county haggle over fees

City and county leaders got together Tuesday night for cross-jurisdictional issues including city construction fees for the new county courthouse building, the future of the Justice Center and...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

School hopes to raise awareness of diversity

Mancos Elementary is calling anyone from a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and ideas to help plan an event that raises multicultural awareness. The school is hosting a...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Safety-net payments coming for enrolled farms

Due to a slump in 2014 commodity prices, roughly 1.7 million farms across the country that are enrolled in the USDA’s new Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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