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Voters turn out for taxes

Montezuma County said a resounding “no” to new taxes for education Tuesday, and elected a few new school board candidates along the way.Every tax question on the 2011 ballot failed by a wide margin...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS bond fails

Buildings and elections aren’t as important as character and resiliency. That was the message at Southwest Open School on Wednesday morning.The student body gathered for the weekly governance...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Library Libations fundraiser will offer an elegant evening

The public is invited to enjoy an elegant evening of wine, appetizers and socializing with other library supporters at Cortez Library Libations. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday,...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper calls for cuts

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper turned in his first budget to the Legislature on Tuesday, calling for further cuts to education and another suspension of tax breaks for senior citizens.K-12 schools...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State sends Prop. 103 down in flames

DENVER — Proposition 103, a state senator’s improbable campaign to convince voters to raise taxes for education, failed Tuesday night by nearly a 2-to-1 margin.Backers conceded defeat an hour after...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

County has 2nd listeria death

Montezuma County Health officials reported the second confirmed death from listeria this fall.One Montezuma County resident died in September from the disease and a second in October, according to...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge will draw political lines

DENVER — A two-week-long legal chess match over Colorado’s congressional districts came down to one move Monday.A Denver judge will draw seven new districts for Colorado, and closing arguments...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez library will offer November computer classes

The Cortez Public Library will offer two free computer classes in November to help beginners with the Internet and to assist those seeking a job. Randy Funk will teach a Basic Internet Searching...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tuned to wildlife

The pulsating beat of the helicopter blades broke the silence of the crisp, fall morning. Sweeping in wide arcs over fields near Bug Point, southwest of Dove Creek, the chopper headed toward...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

ELECTION: New Re-1 board members eager to begin

Montezuma County said a resounding “no” to new taxes for education Tuesday, and elected a few new school board candidates along the way.Every tax question on the 2011 ballot failed by a wide margin...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Computer glitch sends out wrong ballots

Roughly 100 voters in Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 Director District D received the wrong ballots in the 2011 mail-in ballot election, according to Montezuma County Clerk Carol Tullis.“We...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Incumbents win Dolores school board seats

Voters in the Dolores Re-4 School District overwhelmingly re-elected school board incumbents Jon Kelly and Vangi McCoy. Kelly received 650 votes, while McCoy received 513. Both will serve a...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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