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SCCC dean retiring; interim leader starts in July

Southwest Colorado Community College's executive dean, Norm Jones, has announced his resignation effective July 31. "I have some professional consulting opportunities," Jones told staff members at...

DATE: June 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Education

Grants available for youth service projects

Youth Service America, through support from Disney ABC Television Group, will award Summer of Creativity Grants to youths who have ideas and projects that benefit their community. Youth ages 5-18...

DATE: June 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Professor to discuss NAGPRA

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) will be the topic of a presentation at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez on Thursday, July 23. Fort Lewis College anthropology...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Local Girl Scout inspires help for Hospitality House

Nine-year-old Alison Freeman, a Junior Girl Scout in the Cortez Girl Scout Troop 2619, completed a community service project as part of attaining her Bronze Award in ApriThe Bronze Award is the...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Apply for infant and toddler expansion grants

The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County, as a recipient of the Colorado Infant and Toddler Quality and Availability Grant and a grant from El Pomar Foundation, in partnership with Southwest...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

EMV conversion seminar planned

Four Corners Community Bank, along with Cortez Retail Enhancement Association, will be hosting an EMV business conversion seminar next Wednesday, June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Destination...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local law enforcement asks residents to sign up for emergency alerts

Area public safety agencies have partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

FSA county nominations begin this week

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began on Monday, June 15, 2015. It is important for county...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Wilson named to state FFA

Cortez FFA member Tierney Wilson was among 10 FFA members from across Colorado were announced as state officers on Thursday, June 4, at the 87th annual State FFA Convention in Pueblo. These...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

NSDAR donates 13 books to genealogy library in Cortez

The Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter, NSDAR, began a DAR Memorial Library in 1985. This genealogy library is maintained at the Cortez Public Library. It includes more than 450 books, periodicals, and...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Justice Ramos receives $500 scholarship

The Mildred Friendship Club awarded a $500 scholarship to Montezuma-Cortez High School senior, Justice Ramos. Justice has excelled not only in academics but also in wrestling and track. Here he...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Hosts needed for health students

Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center is in urgent need of host homes in the Cortez area for graduate-level health professional students from the Denver area who complete clinical...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

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