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2011 Year in Review

A failed effort to garner about $80 million for Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 facilities, a $3.4 million Southwest Open School bond that voters rejected, a botched effort to recall four...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Racing toys

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

Students fight vandalism Dolores youths raise money for camera to keep eye on school facilities

Several months ago, students were saddened when they came to school and discovered vandals had struck.They were greeted by boarded-up windows and doors.Sometime over the weekend some still unknown...

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

Effort saves jail space

With the new year approaching, Montezuma County’s big house is also a full house.The Montezuma County Detention Center is at its capacity of 104 inmates, Sheriff Dennis Spruell said Tuesday.Now,...

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

Cowbelles find time to promote ranching

2012 calendar lists beef recipes along with local brands

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

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

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