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Fiesta Theatre in Cortez reopens Friday

After three months of shuttered doors, the Fiesta Theatre in downtown Cortez is slated to reopen this Friday. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted all sectors of society, including movie...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Celtic Fair canceled, rescheduled for 2021

The third annual Cortez Celtic Fair has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and rescheduled for 2021. The summer event , which celebrates Celtic heritage and raises money for local...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds honor Mancos veteran and musician

About 200 people turned up to Boyle Park Saturday to celebrate the life of a local Navy veteran who touched the lives of many Mancos residents. Abe Saunders died at home on June 9 at age 86,...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

PCC Southwest celebrates grads, looks to future

This spring, in a ceremony that met the needs of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 296 students graduated from Pueblo Community College Southwest, earning degrees, certificates and mini-certificates....

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Team UP AmeriCorps recruiting for positions in Southwest Colorado

Team UP AmeriCorps is getting ready for its second-year cohort serving Southwest Colorado, and is recruiting team members to serve over a dozen organizations and schools. This year, 15 positions...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Many evacuees prepared for approaching East Canyon Fire

Robert Daulton, who lives in East Canyon, said he had plenty of time to evacuate. “All is good, we’re camping out in the forest,” he told The Journal in a telephone interview Tuesday. He had gone...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tri-Chambers mobilize for Montezuma County businesses

As social-distancing restrictions start to lift and life resumes once more, businesses are mobilizing to adapt to a changing world. And the Montezuma County Tri-Chambers of Commerce, which consists...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos School District mourns student’s death

The Mancos school community is grieving after the death of one of its students. Brian Hanson, superintendent of Mancos School District Re-6, announced June 6 in a letter to families that student...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Art vending machines heading to Mancos

Fritos bags and Coca-Cola bottles are normal vending machine sights, ready to be dispensed at the touch of a button. But artwork? Two art vending machines are headed to Mancos, to be stationed by...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez cancels Fourth of July fireworks

After some deliberation, the city of Cortez has canceled the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration. City staff and the Cortez City Council agreed to cancel the show in light of the...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will fall look like for schools in Montezuma County?

Amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, local school districts are planning for a variety of scenarios for fall classes. Scenarios include reopening school facilities with heavy safety...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos holds prayer vigil for George Floyd

More than 100 locals gathered about noon Tuesday at Mancos Boyle Park to memorialize the life of George Floyd and to protest systemic racism. The peaceful prayer vigil was hosted by the Mancos...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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