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Mancos students paint animal tracks to connect parks

The fourth grade class of Mancos Elementary School is painting moose, mountain lion and red fox tracks along sidewalks in Mancos to connect the three town parks – Boyle, Cottonwood and Northside....

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chance Curiosities: Cortez artist Keith Williams turns the ordinary into art

Local artist Keith Williams takes the ordinary – an old cabinet, a postage stamp, a wine coaster – and assembles them into whimsical 3-dimensional art pieces. He calls his body of work “Chance...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

K-9 Search and Rescue trains as calls increase

The whooshing roar of the San Juan Regional Medical Center’s AirCare helicopter greeted Dolores on Saturday morning as it landed for an annual training session with K-9 Search and Rescue and the...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez high school revives classic radio shows

Montezuma-Cortez schools can’t allow people into their auditoriums for live performances because of restrictions that aim to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. So high school theater...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos pushes to exclude watershed from land use code changes

The Mancos Board of Trustees passed a resolution Wednesday opposing suggested changes to the Montezuma County land use code in the area of the Mancos Watershed. The proposed code would reduce...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council renews contract with Cortez Flying Service

The city of Cortez awarded the operator contract for the Cortez Municipal Airport to Cortez Flying Service during its meeting Tuesday night after considering a new national company. Pilots from...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos marshal replaces drone for teen who warned about errant flight

The Mancos Marshal’s Office and the Mancos Board of Trustees recognized a young resident for doing the right thing at their meeting Wednesday evening. Dylan Steerman, 13, was flying his drone at...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council appoints new member

The Cortez City Council appointed a new member on Tuesday to fill a vacancy that opened up in August. Robert Dobry, director of corporate support for local radio station KSJD, was appointed by four...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos to distribute $47,000 in coronavirus relief

The town of Mancos will distribute more than $47,000 among 13 small businesses and nonprofits in the first round of the Mancos Cares Cornonavirus Relief Fund. Mancos received 17 applications, but...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez proposes increasing dispatch usage fees for agencies

The city of Cortez is proposing that agencies that use its dispatch center pay additional fees to cover the center’s cost for employee services such as payroll, benefits and human resources...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walk for Justice invites Indigenous speakers

The Walk for Justice and Peace organized a walk on Saturday afternoon that culminated with speeches from Indigenous people at the Cortez Cultural Center. Members of the Montezuma County Patriots...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Several Freedom Ride participants fly Three Percenter flags

Several people participating in the Montezuma County Patriots’ Freedom Ride on Main Street in Cortez incorporated Three Percent flags on their vehicles on Saturday, a flag that has signified an...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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