Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jgonzalez@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6048

Program accepting applications for help with heating bill

As temperatures drop and energy bills rise, the state of Colorado is encouraging residents who struggle with home heating costs to apply for the Low-income Energy Assistance Program. LEAP is a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos approves $3 million budget

The Mancos Town Board unanimously passed a $3 million 2015 final budget at its Dec. 10 meeting with little fanfare, and residents can expect more capital projects in the next year. The operating...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Hay prices remain high in Southwest Colorado

Hay prices in Southwest Colorado remain high, but steady according to the Dec. 11 figures on current averages per region from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The CDA says hay movement...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Gas prices down again; Cortez at $2.49 a gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado hovered around $2.56 per gallon, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. This compares with the national...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Rooted in Cortez

Ten years ago, Spencer Smith opened his first Aaron’s furniture store franchise in his hometown of Cortez with lofty hopes of growing his franchise holdings to 10 regional stores. Today, Smith has...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Sheriff's office sells off Cronk's illegal property

Thirty-two bidders, including Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell and undersheriff Lynda Carter, came to the auction Tuesday night to purchase items illegally obtained through former...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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