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Montezuma-Cortez touts English scores at Mesa Elementary

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District reported gains Thursday on its student performance testing, but it fell short of the state average. The Colorado Department of Education on Thursday...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Students, adults look to sky during ‘Great American Eclipse’

Schools across the Montezuma-Cortez school district canceled live viewing of the solar eclipse Monday, which happened to fall on the first day of classes.But despite the decision to keep students...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Authorities identify man killed in rollover crash

Authorities identified the man who was killed in a rollover crash Friday night north of Hermosa as Reggie Hohenberg of Kirtland, New Mexico. The crash occurred at 6:05 p.m. near the top of Shalona...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pinhole projection method can be fun way to view eclipse

Greetings, stargazers. I have never seen a total eclipse. However, I have seen many partial solar eclipses, including the annular eclipse that passed over the Four Corners in 2012. I find them all...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez Parks and Rec Board celebrates capital projects

The Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry Advisory Board took its meeting outside on Friday. Board members toured Centennial Park, where the city recently completed a $200,000 public restroom and...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hundreds visit brewfest benefiting Mancos organizations

The third annual Mancos Valley Summer Brewfest welcomed hundreds of patrons from near and far for music, food and beer – all for local charities. The Mancos Brewing Co. teamed up with Mancos Valley...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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One dead in rollover crash north of Durango

A man driving a white pickup died in a rollover crash Friday evening north of Hermosa. The crash occurred about 6 p.m. near the top of Shalona Hill where County Road 250 connects with U.S. Highway...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez speak-easy to open in former Pepperhead location

Just a few months after Pepperhead Restaurant closed, two of its former employees are opening their own restaurant in the same spot. Micky and Sandra Colorado are in the final stages of preparing...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez Diversity Day offers fun, positivity

On Saturday, Cortez residents gathered in Parque de Vida for the first annual Day of Diversity, organized by a local group dedicated to fighting mental illness. Marinda Harrison and several friends...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 hours 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores man dies after shooting himself

The shooting death of a Dolores resident on Friday afternoon has been ruled a suicide, law enforcement officials said. Montezuma County Undersheriff Vern Knuckles said deputies responded about 4:30...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Federal insurance program for kids at risk

A 20-year federal health program that benefits children in low-income families could lose funding in December, officials report. The Children’s Health Insurance Program provides health insurance...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Connect 4 goes back to the drawing board on broadband

The Connect 4 Broadband Initiative has a new strategy to move forward with a countywide internet project that has been stalled since early 2016. For more than a year, representatives from the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News