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Phone Number: 970-564-6033

Cathy Epps honored as school garden champion

Mancos Elementary Principal Cathy Epps got a surprise on Saturday when she was honored as a Mancos School Garden Champion. Teachers, students and Montezuma School to Farm Project staff members...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS mock crash provides tough love on dangers of drinking

Montezuma-Cortez High School students on Friday witnessed a mock crash that stressed the dangers of drinking and driving. The school’s prom was this weekend. Teachers told students to have a fun...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets probation sentence after sex offense

Dennis Leroy was sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years of probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor unlawful sexual contact Thursday in Montezuma District Court. District Court Judge...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos town administrator Andrea Phillips resigns

Mancos Town Administrator Andrea Phillips has resigned after four years in the position. Phillips turned in her resignation letter Monday, Mayor Queenie Barz said Friday. Phillips’ contract as...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc science nights a successful experiment

Cortez Middle School students on Tuesday told school board members a new science program has helped them be more expressive and dedicated in school. Science Night in Towaoc started two years ago as...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man faces assault, robbery charges after fight

A Cortez man faces second-degree assault and robbery charges after an April 10 fight. Vernon Begay, 28, was jailed after a fight about 8:45 p.m. April 10 that left Julivan Denetdeal, 31, of...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez school board debates new grad guidelines

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school district board members put proposed new high school graduation guidelines through the gauntlet at their meeting Tuesday. The Colorado State Board of Education approved...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Hoedown plans local music lineup, food and drink

The Fifth Annual Mancos Spring Hoedown is April 29, and Montezuma School to Farm Project’s interim director, Sarah Syverson, promises a fun time for people of all ages. “It’s a great opportunity to...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos crosswalk construction starts on U.S. 160

Mancos officials broke ground Monday on a pedestrian crossing project that has been in the works for more than a year. A crosswalk at the intersection of Beech Street and U.S. Highway 160 will help...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nine sentenced for alcohol offenses in Cortez

Four people were sentenced in connection with alcohol-related driving offenses on April 11 in Montezuma County Court. Judge JenniLynn Lawrence granted Cole Clark a deferred sentencing judgment in...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton talks current events at Cortez Middle School

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, took questions from students at a forum at Cortez Middle School on Friday afternoon. Students asked the representative from the 3rd Congressional District...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Land Conservancy developing 80-acre farm

Montezuma Land Conservancy has acquired an 80-acre farm northwest of Cortez that the group hopes can become a community resource, MLC Outreach and Education Coordinator Jay Loschert said April 12....

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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