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International film festival returns to Sunflower Theatre in Cortez

An international short film festival will be shown in Cortez for the third time on Oct. 7. Since 2015, the Sunflower Theatre has joined hundreds of venues around the world in screening the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Update: Nine adults, child face charges in Cortez T-ball fight

Three months after a fight at a children’s T-ball game in Cortez, five new alleged combatants face assault and harassment charges. The fifth new defendant, a juvenile, also faces charges of...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos School bond committee plans outreach on ballot question

The Mancos School District is preparing for a fall election that will include a ballot measure to raise taxes for a school renovation. In June, the school district was approved for a nearly $20...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Chris Eaton talks night photography at Mesa Verde

The latest artist-in-residence at Mesa Verde National Park gave photography-minded visitors a free guide to the night sky on Friday.Chris Eaton, a fine art photographer from Grand Junction, took...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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Mounted patrol may ride through Geer, Carpenter parks

Two members of the new Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office mounted patrol team visited the Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry Advisory Board on Friday to ask for permission to ride through the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Parents bring complaints against Dolores athletic director, coach

At a crowded Dolores School Board meeting on Sept. 14, several people brought complaints about the district’s athletic director and football coach, Chris Trusler. About six parents and...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores Schools receive grant to build health clinic

After months of planning, the Dolores school district has received a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to build an on-campus health clinic. Dolores School District Re-4A applied for the...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez student receives Pinhead Institute Internship

Montezuma-Cortez High School student Danita Miles was one of 23 teens from Southwest Colorado to land an internship through the Pinhead Institute this year. The internship program was founded in...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Region 9 report reveals slight job growth in Montezuma County

Data recently released by the Region 9 Economic Development District show a slight increase in the number of jobs in Montezuma County in 2016, especially in the service sector. Region 9 economic...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos approves permanent fire ban, but with exceptions

At its Wednesday meeting, the Mancos town board approved an ordinance permanently banning open fires and fireworks within town limits, except under certain conditions. The board has discussed the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez doctor to retire after 39 years

When he first drove into town through McElmo Canyon in 1978, Robert Heyl said he felt “called” to practice medicine in Cortez. Thirty-nine years later, he’s preparing to retire. During his career...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez council plans public hearing on RV parking

The Cortez City Council’s attempt to correct a 4-year-old typo led to a debate at its Tuesday meeting over where recreational vehicles should be allowed to park within city limits. In 2013, the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News