Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Town wants to know: Does Bayfield need better internet service?

The town of Bayfield wants to know how long residents wait for web pages to load. The town is surveying residents and businesses about the quality of their internet service to determine if the town...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Former Bayfield primary school to fill up with nonprofits, clinic

The former Bayfield Primary School will soon be bustling again with students, children, health care providers and nonprofit volunteers. New organizations and nonprofits are moving into the former...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignite Gymnastics opening in Ignacio

Ignacio kids and teens have a new place to hone their gymnastics and wresting skills at the Education Literacy Health Inspiration Community Center. Longtime gymnastics coach Elizabeth Herring...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Tri-State turns down hundreds of millions in renewable energy investment

Guzman Energy, a private power provider, wants to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to build renewable energy generation that would serve residents in Southwest Colorado and beyond. However,...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Monopolies drive health care costs in Southwest Colorado

A slew of new state measures could help lower health care costs in Southwest Colorado, where hospital monopolies are associated with high insurance prices. A recent report by Colorado Health...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

The Patio Restaurant in Ignacio sells

The Patio Restaurant in Ignacio closed in April for what owner Emily Meisner thought would be a short cleaning, but it turned into new ownership for the long-standing establishment. The restaurant...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Town of Bayfield invests $30,000 in drought plan

While the region was blessed with a wet winter and spring, the town of Bayfield is investing in a plan to guide the town in dry times. “Even though we’re getting dumped on right now, it’s not going...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Purgatory Resort to open for skiing Saturday, Sunday

Purgatory Resort plans to open Saturday and Sunday for skiing to allow powder hounds to enjoy the fresh snow the area is expected to receive through Thursday. Snow is expected to be followed by...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Microgrants help Fort Lewis College students with unexpected financial hardships

New microgrants could help Fort Lewis College students stay in school and graduate by covering emergency expenses, such as car repairs and medical care. The Skyhawk Emergency Grant funding will...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Drones help farmers detect disease, manage water

Drones can change how farmers detect disease, look for pests and manage water and fertilizer – ultimately allowing them to save money. “They are pretty amazing toys,” said Steve Miles, as his drone...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Drones help farmers detect disease, manage water

Drones can change how farmers detect disease, look for pests and manage water and fertilizer – ultimately allowing them to save money. “They are pretty amazing toys,” said Steve Miles, as his drone...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado lawmakers set aside $38 million for affordable housing

The Colorado Legislature passed two measures this session that will provide millions of dollars each year to help ease the state’s affordable housing crisis. In 2020, the two bills could set aside...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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