Montezuma-Cortez board approves HVAC upgrades to four campuses

New HVAC systems are headed to the Montezuma-Cortez Middle School and Kemper, Mesa and Lewis-Arriola elementaries. The Montezuma-Cortez school board unanimously approved the purchase and...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos High School graduation set for May 29

After a few draft plans, the Mancos graduation ceremony is officially set for May 29. The “Drive-in Theater” style graduation will happen in the parking lot in front of the newly remodeled...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez High School commencement plans set

Cortez high school seniors are gearing up to graduate Thursday, and it’s set to be a citywide event. Along with neighboring districts , the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 has changed its...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College president takes voluntary 20% pay cut

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus has voluntarily taken a 20% salary reduction over the next six months as school administrators look for cost savings in anticipation of a cut in the...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime secretary at Lewis-Arriola and Pleasant View schools retires

After 20 years as secretary of both Lewis-Arriola and Pleasant View elementary schools, Valorie Mortensen is retiring. And she left her decades of work to much fanfare. The school communities...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores graduation shifts course

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

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kira Galbraith awarded Montezuma sheriff’s scholarship

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has awarded its annual $1,000 scholarship to senior Kira Galbraith. This is the third year the Sheriff’s Office has presented the award, which aims to honor...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graduation nears for Montezuma County seniors

May is now upon us, which means that graduation is just around the corner. And for Montezuma County seniors, the culminating event is still set to happen – although this year it will look much...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The shows will go on! Cortez schools plan online theater performances

Montezuma-Cortez student actors might not have live performances this spring, but community members will still be able to enjoy their acting talents – through special, videoed showings. This...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores elementary principal resigns after year in position

Kelly Howerton is stepping down as Dolores Elementary School principal, leaving a principal vacancy again in the district. Howerton stepped into the role at the beginning of this year, after...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez schools adapt grading system to virtual classrooms

Schools in Montezuma County have faced a balancing act to make sure students remain on track while adjusting to online classrooms. Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 has released a “pass” or...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At Fort Lewis College, mock trials and studies of sedimentary rock seem to translate online

Kim Hannula is among 300 geoscience professors scrambling to convert field classes in which students scurry up and down rock formations to something that works online. Brian Burke had a week to...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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