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Cortez schools get vote of confidence from state board

DENVER — A turnaround plan for the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District received preliminary support from the Colorado Board of Education on Thursday. The board voted unanimously to instruct the...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS time capsule includes newspapers, school artifacts

A piece of history was unveiled Wednesday morning as Cortez Masons and a former Panther opened a 50-year-old time capsule. The small box was included in the cornerstone for the old Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Destination Imagination teams headed to state finals

After qualifying at the Southwest Colorado Regional Tournament in Durango on Feb. 25, two Cortez Middle School Destination Imagination teams are headed to state finals in Denver on April 22. Teams...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Loungin’ Lizard plans expansion, new menu in Cortez

Downtown Cortez restaurant Loungin’ Lizard soon will be twice as big and will offer an expanded menu, owners Amanda and Brian Puett said Tuesday. They plan to offer breakfast items in the next few...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos Melt golf tournament is March 18

The eighth annual Mancos Melt golf tournament will once again welcome the beginning of spring on March 18. This year’s theme is “Circus Circus,” and the proceeds will benefit the Mancos School of...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS presents ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ musical in Cortez

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department’s spring musical is a classic show with a contemporary twist, director Nicholaus Sandner said. “Once Upon A Mattress” debuts March 10 at 7 p.m. at...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos officials discuss town survey, 2017 goals

Mancos trustees and chamber of commerce board members discussed results of a town survey and laid out goals for the year at a joint workshop session on March 1. Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Knapp gets 7 years in domestic violence case

Before handing Josh Knapp a 7-year prison sentence on Thursday in a domestic violence case, Montezuma District Court Judge Todd Plewe said he saw Knapp’s potential. “You have a seed of goodness and...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News