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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

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

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

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

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

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

Dove Creek High School graduates cheer each other on

For the 10 seniors who walked across the stage at Dove Creek High School on Thursday night, graduation meant saying goodbye to more than just a school. The school gym was crowded with the grads’...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez graduates challenged to ‘be radical’

The top two students in the Montezuma-Cortez High School Class of 2017 helped their peers celebrate graduation in style during commencement Thursday at Panther Stadium. Valedictorian Madison...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez students dedicate project to Dale Claxton

This month marks 19 years since Cortez Police Officer Dale Claxton was killed in the line of duty, and Cortez Middle School eighth-graders decided to dedicate the school’s first Legacy Project to...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

SCCC awards 105 degrees and certificates

Southwest Colorado Community College handed out 105 degrees and certificates at its 2017 commencement on May 14 at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall, according to a news...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Greg Hobbs finishes Amazing Authors tour at Cortez Library

Greg Hobbs, a former Colorado Supreme Court justice who has published several books of poetry and essays, visited Cortez on Wednesday to cap the Amazing Authors Tour. The Cortez Public Library...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living