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Judge favors Mancos schools

DENVER — A federal judge has ruled against a former Mancos principal who sued the school district for not rehiring her.Laura Harper sued after the school board approved rehiring her as the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Verde Fest rolls out ‘green’

Living a green lifestyle involves far more than energy efficient appliances and properly sealed windows, and the Verde Fest is an excellent opportunities to discover what resources exist in...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drug ‘bath salts’ sparks terror

Six months ago, Maria Hedges tried a new drug. She didn’t stop using it until it killed her.“I stabbed myself in the stomach,” she said, using a shard of broken mirror. “I thought I was in a...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez slims hunt for top official

The Cortez City Council has narrowed the search for a new city manager to three finalists. Candidates for the position include Tom Yennerell, town administrator for Mancos; Shane Hale, town manager...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Images of America’ book captures Cortez

Schwindt, Weeth, Davidson collect historical images

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rime resigns from city council

Cortez City Councilor Robert Rime has submitted a letter of resignation, stating he has accepted a job out of town.Mayor Dan Porter acknowledged the letter and said Rime brought a logical approach...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hearing eyes political districts

DURANGO — All kinds of concerns, from the geographical to the economic to the political, were on the table at the Colorado Reapportionment Commission public hearing Friday night at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton rival Pace visits Cortez

State House Minority Leader and 3rd Congressional District candidate Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, visited Cortez Saturday — marching into the lion’s den of support for his challenger, Republican incumbent...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

School board has 5 seats open

Less than two weeks remain for interested people to consider running for a seat on the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board of education.Five of the seven seats on the board are up for...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP can see lessons in 2010 election fiascos

DENVER — A year ago, Dan Maes stood on the rooftop deck of a downtown Denver bar, surrounded by fans and TV cameras, as the star of the most improbable Cinderella story in modern Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers hit the road

Volunteer travel counselors at the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez don’t just give out information. They live it. From the San Juan Skyway to Monument Valley, volunteers have traveled the roads...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez teachers testify about school funding

DENVER — Cortez Middle School teacher Justine Bayles was helping a colleague erase dirty words out of social studies textbooks when the page flopped open to a picture of the Twin Towers, still...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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