Delsheree Gladden

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Cortez students win at virtual improv competition

The pandemic didn’t stop Montezuma-Cortez High School students from showing off their improv skills at the Colorado State Thespian Conference and winning the Critic’s Choice award. The conference,...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos sophomores take on social history project

Mancos High School sophomores Lilly Figueroa and Sophie Eschallier were looking for a challenge this semester in their U.S. history class. The pair were aware of another student project, the...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos schools, trails group and town partner on trails project

Mancos fourth graders took to the sidewalks this fall, painting images of moose, mountain lion and fox tracks in an effort to connect the town’s three parks. Along with the painted tracks, signs...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

100 Club receives grant for defibrillators

The USDA recently awarded the 100 Club of Montezuma County funds to purchase automated heart defibrillators (AEDs) for Montezuma County fire and law enforcement agencies. This was the first year...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moderated forum aims to open discussion on racial issues in Cortez

Before the death of George Floyd, a community discussion on racial issues was already in the works. The idea of hosting a virtual discussion in Cortez was spurred by Cortez Cultural Center...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Muscanell Millworks donates flooring to injured Bayfield veteran

Muscanell Millworks was first introduced to the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment program several years ago at a National Wood Flooring Association expo where...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small but tough, Maxine Felkins reflects on her 102 years

At age 102, Maxine Felkins recounted how her parents homesteaded – living in a tent near Goodman Point, northwest of Cortez, in the months prior to her birth. Because her mother was concerned...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interview with Christian author Donald Brown about his new book

A year spent in Cortez left a lasting impact on Christian author Donald Brown. Brown was brought to the Cortez area by his father’s ministry work prior to his senior year of high school in 1948. He...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest writers and readers at Cortez Literary Festival

Popular Southwestern author Anne Hillerman on Friday kicked off the Cortez Literary Festival, encouraging writers and artists from the Four Corners Area to embrace serendipity but prepare for...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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