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Dolores schools draft suicide intervention guidelines

On Wednesday, the Dolores School Board drafted changes to its school-based suicide intervention guidelines during a lengthy meeting that included votes on several other policy changes. The board...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores School Board hires two social workers over members’ protests

The Dolores Schools board of education approved the hire of two social workers on Wednesday, despite a claim that the decision violated the district’s hiring policy. Superintendent Scott Cooper and...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two public hearings on agenda for Cortez council meeting

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council plans to bring closure to several issues. The council will hold public hearings on two ordinances that would give final approval to the sale of the old City Hall...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wild horses ready to become sheriff’s patrol horses

After months of training, the first three horses in the new Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office mounted patrol program are adjusting to their new home. On Wednesday, representatives from the Colorado...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County creates volunteer program to combat weeds

The Montezuma County Noxious Weed Program is enlisting volunteers in the fight against leafy spurge, hoary cress and other unpleasant plants. This summer, the county government started a volunteer...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

All ages show up for annual Cortez Fishing Derby

About 90 fishing poles lined the edge of the pond in Parque de Vida on Saturday evening during the eighth annual Cortez Fishing Derby.The event, organized by the Cortez Parks, Recreation and...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez kids learn the ropes at library's Rodeo Day

More than 70 children and parents visited the Cortez Public Library on Wednesday to learn how to become cowpokes.It was the second Rodeo Day at the library hosted by the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tim Kline resigning from Cortez planning and zoning board

Tim Kline on Tuesday announced his plan to resign from the Cortez planning and zoning commission, ending his seven-year tenure. Kline said at the end of Tuesday’s commission meeting that he had...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Schools draft plan for new health clinic

The Dolores school district is moving forward with a plan to provide health care as well as education to its students next year. In March, the district received a $25,000 planning grant from the...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Farmers Market opens on sunny Saturday

The Cortez Farmers Market had perfect weather for its opening day on Saturday, as several dozen local vendors set up shop on Main Street amid sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s. Visitors and...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo royalty prepare to be role models

Two Cortez rodeo enthusiasts have spent the weeks leading up to the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo promoting their favorite sport among younger children. Tegan Duncan and Cassie Finley are this year’s...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico man ends life in Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its investigation into the death of a man who apparently ended his life near Mancos in early May. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News