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Retail plan cashes in on Cortez

After the Cortez Retail Enhancement Program shifted some of its funds from advertising to a local-shopping-incentive program, it sold $110,000 in Cortez Cash during the 2011 holidays.“The board is...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

New council to amplify rural schools’ voices

Rural school districts in Colorado now have a mechanism to make their voices heard with the formation of the Rural Education Council. Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 will have representation...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire budget nicks pension fund

Rising costs and dipping tax revenues have the Cortez Fire Protection District shrinking its contributions to the retiree pension fund. The fire district board of directors approved a $1.27 million...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Economy

Heading into 2012, several people who keep their fingers on the pulse of the local economy say it is showing subtle signs of recovery.Federal, state and local governments, hospitals and clinics,...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Making spirits bright

Hundreds of happy diners ate turkey and all the trimmings at the Cortez Community Christmas Dinner on Sunday, and the volunteers who prepped, cooked, served and cleaned up were equally...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Here comes Santa Claus!

Approximately 25 families had merrier Christmas celebrations this year thanks to “Santa Claus” Wayne Peabody and his friends, who collected more than $4,300 to fund their efforts., according to...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local charter picks up STEAM

Students and parents in Montezuma County could soon have more choice in education thanks to the efforts of some community members to start a STEAM charter school in the county.Shorthand for...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area holiday services

Lifeway will hold special Christmas worship service Lifeway Baptist Church will hold a candlelight service at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, and will celebrate Christ’s birthday at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec....

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas cookies

With the meticulous precision of a sculptor and the care of a surgeon, Gerry Brunk dabs red and green icing onto sugar cookies.Splendid stars made of icing — the finishing touch.Her cookies are...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa rides fire truck to Cortez

A convoy of Cortez fire trucks lurched to a stop in front of a home Friday with lights flashing, but there was no fire.The truck door opened, when who should appear, but Santa Claus himself without...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

High school chief leaves

Montezuma-Cortez School District officials have begun the search for a new principal for the local high school following the announced retirement of Principal Gordon Shepherd.Shepherd revealed his...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Mtn. Association seeks approval for directors

San Juan Mountains Association seeks membership approval of the following candidates to serve as Directors on the SJMA Board: Larry Eads, Jim Libby and David Dea (second year of second two-year...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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