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Poverty Impoverished students lag behind their peers

The recent recession has hit children hard. That should come as no surprise. Young parents stand on the lower rungs of the economic ladder in the best of times; their jobs often are the first to be...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Missing the subdivisions for the trees

At first it’s hard to tell what we’re looking at. The tiny plane bumps and bounces through turbulence that warns of a winter storm. Beyond the window, rolling mountains spread east from Colorado’s...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Board members should set aside personal agendas

Dear Editor:Why does it appear there are a lot of individuals serving for organizations as board members within our community that have personal agendas? I would hope if you chose to serve you...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dolores church helps build sheriff’s substation

Southern Baptists provide labor, building materials

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools look for land

Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is in the initial stages of discussions with a number of property owners, including the city of Cortez, regarding the acquisition of property for new school...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prom date

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State: Forest protester has to move sign

The Colorado State Patrol has asked a group of local residents protesting U.S. Forest Service management decisions to move their display from the intersection of Colorado Highways 145 and...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonresidents ask for representation

During the 1750s and 1760s, some British colonists in America took up the slogan “no taxation without representation,” which became a rallying cry throughout the American Revolution.Four...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park officials plan to burn brush

Mesa Verde National Park fire management staff plan to implement two large brush-pile burns in the park.The burns will take place on Chapin Mesa near the four-way intersection in the vicinity of...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Church on the go

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

County puts fairgrounds, zoning requests on agenda

Montezuma County commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, March 14, at 109 W. Main St., Room 306, in Cortez.At 10:15 a.m., Judy Lichliter will discuss American Disability Act requirements at the...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

School board will consider tests, budget, evaluation

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the Downey Administration Building, 400 N. Elm St., Cortez.The board will...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News