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Kala Parkinson
Position: Journal staff writer

Man sends Dolores County Courthouse into lockdown

Clayton Campbell arrested in Durango on suspicion of threats against elected officials in Dolores and Montezuma counties

Southwest Colorado sees increase in mountain lion sightings

Parks and Wildlife reports 110 sightings in Area 15 this year

Halloween event roundup

A guide to some of the week’s local spooky festivities

700 Montezuma-Cortez students quarantined, five hospitalized with COVID-19

Schools closed through Nov. 5

Mancos artist on a mission to uplift others

Artist known as ‘The Human Sparkler’ Lille Diane is positive she was born with a crayon in her hand. She never put it down – rather, she added to her artistic toolkit – and now visitors can...

Counseling to be offered in Mancos schools

Services will be offered through January

Montezuma-Cortez schools closed down; charter schools remain open

Students scheduled to return to school Nov. 8

Year’s first West Nile virus case in Montezuma County results in death

Statewide, virus has infected 155 people and killed eight

Montezuma-Cortez says change to policy won’t disband LGBTQ+ lunch group

Some feared – and some hoped – that the change would terminate a lunchtime LGBTQ+ group at the middle school

Montezuma-Cortez talks potential consolidation, four-day school week

Proposals would help mitigate staff shortages

Montezuma-Cortez superintendent suggests getting state input before removing elementary curriculum

Wit and Wisdom curriculum under review in RE-1

UPDATE: Man also seriously injured in crash that killed woman north of Cortez

Single-vehicle rollover occurred Thursday near intersection of U.S. 491 and Colorado 184