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First Cortez high school demolition phase is complete

The retired Montezuma-Cortez High School demolition project is back on track after slipping in mid-June, and Re-1 School District Owner’s Representative Jim Ketter said June 20 that the first phase...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Public Library hosts concert, magician

The Dolores Public Library hosts national family music performer Steve Weeks for an “interactive romp filled with music, humor and games” during a free children’s concert on Monday, July 17 from...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Officials lift stop-work order on school demolition

A stop-work order on the retired Montezuma-Cortez High School demolition project will be lifted Monday morning after a contractor agreed to closely comply with local and state requirements to...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Officials issue stop-work order after report of school demolition dump

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District officials have issued a stop-work order on the retired high school demolition project after a report that a contractor on the project has been dumping...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Joshua Hartle graduates from Liberty University

Joshua Hartle, Liberty University Joshua Hartle, of Pleasant View, graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, on May 13, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez students visit Lockheed Martin

Montezuma-Cortez High School graduate Marcus Amrine, Mancos High school senior Denver Syndergaard and Dolores High senior Jade Reynolds recently took a trip to Lockheed Martin Corp. in Colorado...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Studies kicks off lectures with Adventure in Crooked Canyons

The Journal The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College kicks off its summer lecture series based on the theme “A Year in the Life of the West” with a presentation from Jack Turner, 1936:...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Dolores library director unexpectedly quits after five months

The Dolores Public Library is looking for a new director after a recent hire unexpectedly quit. Former director Virginia Mattingly left the library in May after just five months on the job. “It was...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County’s historic register starts with Haynie ruins

The first listing on the new Montezuma County Historic Register is an ancient ruins on private land off County Road L occupied between the sixth and 13th centuries.The Haynie site includes two...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Piñon kids are given a trip down Dolores River

Nothing kicks off summer vacation better than a free raft trip down the Lower Dolores River. About a dozen kids from Montezuma and Dolores counties got to experience that adventure thanks to a...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College raises tuition to offset enrollment decline

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees on Friday approved a tuition increase at the college for the 2017-18 academic year. Resident students will see a 5.7 percent increase in tuition, while...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas to retire

Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas announced Friday she will retire June 30, 2018. Thomas was hired in March 2010 as the eighth president of the four-year institution and the first woman to...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education