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Sheriff's office investigates body found in McElmo Canyon

A male cadaver was found Tuesday night in the McElmo Canyon area, said Lt. Ted Meador of the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office.The body, which could not be immediately identified due to advanced...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prop 103 could boost ed funds

DENVER — A Democratic state senator’s campaign to raise taxes for schools poses vexing questions for people in his own party who want better funded state services for everyone, not just...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislators will hold open house for political issues

Three state legislators will host a roundtable meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Cortez City Hall, 210 E. Main St.Colorado House District 58 Rep. Don Coram, District 59 Rep. J....

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taxation is always a tough sell

Though there is no organized opposition to Southwest Open School’s $3.4 million proposed bond issue, tax increases of any sort have a tendency to raise voters’ blood pressure and this local ballot...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court hears custody dispute

Carina Bieber, 28, has been formally charged with four felony counts of custody violation for allegedly hiding her children from their father and law enforcement for more than 10 months after a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

A sampling of quotes about SWOS and the issue

“We all deserve more than trailers. We are a family and we value our education we deserve to have a real school.”— Brooke Rule, 18, SWOS student“We could become something so much bigger and save so...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS future to be decided by voters

In their first appeal for a tax increase in the school’s 25-year history, Southwest Open School officials are counting on local voters to approve a $3.4 million bond for new facilities for the...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students want to keep the character of the campus

While a campus redesign at Southwest Open School is the stuff of dreams for staff members at the school, the students have approached the subject with a mix of emotions.“The kids are really torn in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

A look at SWOS?

It’s a hand-me-down campus with its own unique purpose and philosophy. Tucked into five acres on the east side of Cortez, Southwest Open School has served Montezuma and Dolores counties for over a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘SWOSology' — the foundation of SWOS

Before students at Southwest Open School spend any time on the three Rs, they study the three Cs: character, compassion and conflict resolution.In a five-week intensive course, new students and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News


Southwest Open School’s charter board will meet

There will be a meeting of Southwest Open School’s Charter Board at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. The meeting will be held at the Dolores Student Center at the Southwest Open School, 401 N. Dolores...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez police will increase seat belt enforcement

In an effort to decrease injuries and deaths from motor vehicle crashes, the Cortez Police Department will step up enforcement of the state’s seat belt and child passenger safety laws, according to...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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