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Cortez man completes high school education at 62

Durango Adult Education Center held its high school equivalency program graduation ceremony Dec. 19 at Durango Public Library, and 62-year-old Cortez resident Ed Lettman, after waiting 44 years,...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Ice fishing on McPhee

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez wrestlers top Durango, 37-27

The Montezuma-Cortez High School wrestling team on Thursday defeated the Demons 37-27 in Durango. The Panthers needed a quick start because they gave Durango a 12-point cushion with two more...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Since 1888, the newspaper in Montezuma County has aimed to be the reliable source of information that everyone can access. It also is a place to publish opinions on the issues that we face...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballantine Family will award $54,000 in grants in Montezuma County

The Ballantine Family Fund will award $54,000 in Core Value Grants to nonprofits in Montezuma County. According to news release, The Ballantine Family began awarding these grants in 2015 as a way...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez deli offers locally raised meats, Hungarian style

The owners of Blue Sky Farms in Lewis have opened up the Cortez Meat Market and deli at 119 E. Main St. in Cortez. The market sells cuts of locally raised pork, lamb and beef, plus cold cuts,...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shutdown at coal-fired power plant serving Southwest wrapping up

ALBUQUERQUE – The first of two units to be shut down at a coal-fired power plant that has been serving customers throughout the American Southwest for decades is no longer in operation, officials...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Extension office, fair board work to smooth relations

An agreement is being worked out with partners of the Montezuma County Fair in order to bolster the local 4-H Club program. The fair board and Colorado State University Extension office have...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board discusses safety, annual budget

The Montezuma-Cortez School Board heard the budget for 2018 at its monthly meeting Tuesday night, and in a public discussion, heard about safety concerns. “I am excited to say for the first time in...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Land Conservancy awarded $1.8 million grant

Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded the Montezuma Land Conservancy a $1.8 million Inspire Initiative grant for programs that focus on outdoor activities for local youths. The grant will be used to...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Hickenlooper seeks emergency funding for child health care

Gov. John Hickenlooper, in an effort to keep health insurance going for low-income children and pregnant women, has asked for emergency funds for the Children’s Health Plan Plus program (CHP+)....

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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