Emily Hayes

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Update: Driver faces charge after fatal collision with pedestrian

A driver faces a charge of careless driving after a fatal collision with a pedestrian Sept. 23 on East Main Street at Sligo Street, according to the Cortez Police Department. Lt. Andy Brock said...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four States Ag Expo sees low turnout

The Four States Ag Expo saw low turnout for its annual event this week at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, but a few local horse owners and riders still took advantage of the clinics to learn...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

LivWell considers move to Millwood Junction building

Mancos citizens gathered at the Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday to oppose LivWell’s potential purchase of the Millwood Junction restaurant building off U.S. Highway 160. “Do we want a...

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

Mancos to draft resolution against proposed county land use code

Discussion about proposed changes to the Montezuma County land use code dominated the Mancos Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, particularly changes that would remove restrictions for development....

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

Free viewings of ‘The Blacksmith’ opera start Saturday in Mancos

Dress rehearsals have begun in Opera Lafayette’s production of the “The Blacksmith” in Mancos, and the public is invited. The Mancos Creative District, which has partnered with the Washington,...

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

Mitsch Bush endorsed by teachers unions in race for U.S. Congress

Two teachers unions, the Colorado Education Association and the Colorado Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, have endorsed Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush in the race for the state’s 3rd...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers pick apples for Southwest Colorado food banks

Colorado State University extension agents in the Montezuma, La Plata and Dolores counties organized volunteers to pick apples for local food banks on Wednesday and Thursday at the Southwestern...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Stand Down event draws more veterans than previous year

The second annual Stand Down event in Cortez served about 140 veterans Saturday, exceeding the previous year’s number while providing access to basic needs, medical benefits and financial support....

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores cidery EsoTerra Ciderworks aims to boost region’s apple economy

Before crates of apples come into focus in the cool darkness of the walk-in, Leigh Reeves is already rifling through freshly picked crab apples and tiny, rotund pears. The aroma of apples wafts out...

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

Cortez schools create new position to help with online learning

The transition to a mix of in-person and online learning has necessitated a new role in Montezuma-Cortez schools – site coordinators. For the 600 students in the district who are learning remotely...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez sales tax revenue higher than anticipated

Sales tax revenue in Cortez is higher than the city initially projected given the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the finance director warned the City Council Tuesday evening that...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

County renews tax relief program for new businesses

Montezuma County Commissioners renewed the Rural Jump-Start Zone program for five years Tuesday, offering state income and sales tax breaks to new businesses and income tax breaks for the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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