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Mancos Elementary School awarded two grants

Last week, Mancos Elementary School students and staff celebrated two grants the school recently was awarded. The first award was a $110,000 Play Ground Initiative grant from Great Outdoors...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: M-CHS wins safe-driving award

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BOCES program encourages physical activity in schools

The first year of a new grant program designed to encourage more physical activity in Southwest Colorado schools has been a success, the program’s organizer said. Take 10 is an initiative of the...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

May events at the Mancos Library

Following are events planned for the month of May at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. For more information, call the library at 970-533-7600. Adult programs “Keeping Kids Safe Online” —...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos senior earns full Duke scholarship

Mancos senior Brittney Peacock has been awarded a full-ride scholarship to Duke University. The institution’s David M. Rubenstein merit scholarship is awarded to students who are the first in their...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chaos breaks out during school finance debate

DENVER – The Senate was thrown into chaos briefly Friday as rule books and copies of the Colorado Revised Statutes were thrown open to check procedures because of a ruling by a committee chairman....

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez counselors concerned by series ‘13 Reasons Why’

Though Montezuma-Cortez High School counselors Carmen Maness and Tammi Slagle said the way the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” handles suicide is questionable, they said it might help generate...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Ritthaler retiring after 28 years as Cortez band director

After this school year, longtime Montezuma-Cortez High School band director Rodney Ritthaler will retire. Fresh out of college, Ritthaler started as assistant band director at M-CHS 28 years ago....

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Mancos seniors earn Daniels scholarships

Mancos High School seniors Hannah Skinner and Axel Bonde will get full scholarships through the Daniels Foundation as they enter the next stage of their lives this fall. Bonde is headed to Fort...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amendment to school finance act leads to squabble

DENVER – The annual decision on how much state funding school districts will get for each pupil is eagerly awaited as they prepare their budgets. But this year, an amendment to the School Finance...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Towaoc science nights a successful experiment

Cortez Middle School students on Tuesday told school board members a new science program has helped them be more expressive and dedicated in school. Science Night in Towaoc started two years ago as...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Land Conservancy developing 80-acre farm

Montezuma Land Conservancy has acquired an 80-acre farm northwest of Cortez that the group hopes can become a community resource, MLC Outreach and Education Coordinator Jay Loschert said April 12....

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture