Fort Lewis College announces layoffs, furloughs to trim budget

Twelve employees will be laid off and 11 employees will be furloughed next year in moves Fort Lewis College is taking to cut $1.85 million from the general fund budget. FLC had actually pegged the...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will fall look like for schools in Montezuma County?

Amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, local school districts are planning for a variety of scenarios for fall classes. Scenarios include reopening school facilities with heavy safety...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Superintendent Brian Hanson plans to retire

Mancos Schools Superintendent Brian Hanson and Transportation Director Sharon Crook have announced they will resign. After over a decade as superintendent, Hanson plans to resign after the 2020-21...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Realtors award Dean Hanson scholarship

The Four Corners Board of Realtors has announced the recipients of the 2020 Dean Hanson Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipients are Nadyezhda Erlandson and Brenn Jeter from Dolores, Talissa...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS students set commencement for July 31 in Cortez

High school graduation season is not yet over in Montezuma County: Southwest Open School’s ceremony is set for July 31. While other high schools in Montezuma County held drive-thru commencements,...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos High grads focus on good memories, perseverance

The Mancos High School Class of 2020 graduated Friday evening to honking horns and blaring sirens. As with its neighboring school districts, the Mancos ceremony took a unique format this year to...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez High School honor roll

Montezuma-Cortez High School has released honor roll for the second semester of the 2019-20 school year. Just under 200 full-time students made the list this semester, with 70 on the scholars list,...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School principal retires

After three years as principal of Montezuma-Cortez Middle School, Kate Ott is stepping down, and assistant principal Drew Pearson will take the helm. Ott is retiring, although she will still remain...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos musician earns Creative District award

A budding musician has been awarded the Mancos Creative District’s Create 81328 Scholarship. Adam Yoder was this year’s recipient of the $1,000 scholarship, which seeks to honor young creatives in...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R presents bleak budget picture to public

Residents within Durango School District 9-R boundaries were given a look at the difficult budgetary alternatives in this COVID-19-marred year and asked to provide feedback about what paths they...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez seniors graduate after parade to high school

In a unique ceremony that followed social-distancing guidelines and took over the south side of Cortez, the Montezuma-Cortez Class of 2020 graduated from high school. All the while remaining in...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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