Erika Alvero

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Dolores graduation shifts course

Dolores seniors are set to graduate Thursday night, but with a twist to the original COVID-19-adjusted plans. The Dolores School District Re-4A had decided to hold a Drive-In Graduation followed by...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez reopens some facilities, including golf course

Cortez City Council approved April 28 a series of gradual reopenings for some city facilities, starting Friday. The reopenings will take place under strict safety guidelines and on a limited basis...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montezuma County school districts discuss graduation plans

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday that all K-12 schools throughout the state should remain closed through the end of the year. But while that decision is now out of local districts’...

DATE: April 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lessons for self-isolation, from someone who has done it for 34 months

Social distancing and stay-at-home orders may be new to most of us, but for Rosa Sabido, who has lived in church sanctuary for more than 1,000 days, it is all too familiar. Sabido, a Mexican...

DATE: April 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

One new positive COVID-19 case in Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Public Health Department announced Saturday one new positive case of COVID-19. According to the county, the total number of positive cases in Montezuma County now stands at...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Casino and Hotel helps tribal food distribution efforts

The Ute Mountain Casino and Hotel might be closed, but it’s still been a busy space. The casino and hotel announced its temporary closure March 18 in response to the threat of coronavirus. But...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mancos seed drive echoes WWII victory gardens

Self-sufficiency and sustainability are rules to live by, but in times of crisis and strained resources, they grow imperative. And to encourage budding gardeners to take root around Mancos, some...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mancos trails project in the works

About 13 miles of trails may be coming to the Mancos area, pending approval by the state. The U.S. Forest Service trails project would include about 12 miles of nonmotorized trails in the Chicken...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Census underway in Cortez; coronavirus highlights need to participate

The 2020 census is underway, and leaders of the Montezuma County Counts campaign are urging locals to use their increased time at home to complete the survey. For the first time, the Census is...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

First positive case of COVID-19 in Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Public Health Department and Southwest Health System announced Saturday the county’s first positive case of COVID-19. According to Southwest Health System, officials were first...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos eateries cope with coronavirus

Restaurants have been on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, and in Mancos, they’re rapidly adjusting structures to stay afloat. The adjustments include new hours, hand sanitizer galore...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ballots coming out for Cortez council election

Ballots for the crowded City Council election will be mailed this week, giving Cortez residents about three weeks to make their decision. Fourteen candidates are vying for five seats on the council...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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