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Southwest Colorado grads to be honored next week

Local graduates will celebrate a rite of passage with the following commencement ceremonies next week in Montezuma and Dolores counties. Montezuma-Cortez High School’s commencement ceremony will be...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir manager releases drought plan

The Dolores Water Conservancy District that manages McPhee Reservoir is seeking public comment on a new Drought Contingency Plan. The district along with Montezuma Irrigation Company and Ute...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos State Park plans special events

Mancos State Park is hosting several special events this summer. The park, located off of County Road 42 and County Road N north of Mancos, is open to boating, fishing, hiking and camping. Area...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panthers wrap up regular season at Tiger Invitational

Looking to close out their regular season with a bang, the Montezuma-Cortez High School boys and girls track team traveled to the Tiger Invitational in Grand Junction, May 5-6, and enjoyed positive...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers fall at regional baseball tourney

Heading to Parker, Colo. for the Class 3A Region 5 Tournament, the Montezuma-Cortez High School baseball team knew that it was in for a tough task. Opening the tournament against the state’s...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bluejays take to the track in Grand Junction

As he circled the track at the Tiger Invitational track meet in Grand Junction on May 6, Jake McKie could tell that he was running well. Just how well he was running was not completely clear until...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

12 Hours of Mesa Verde attracts 849 riders

With a light breeze tussling nearby flags and the sun peaking through some light cloud cover, 849 riders arrived at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds on May 13 to participate in the 12 Hours of Mesa...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Toh-Atin Galleries owner to speak at Cortez Library

Literary Fridays at the Library hosts H. Jackson Clark II, an owner of Toh-Atin Galleries of Durango, at 10 a.m. at the Cortez Public Library on May 19. Clark is the third generation of his...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Two Mancos groups offering fire relief

The Mancos FoodShare and Pay It Forward Fund are offering relief for people affected by the Western Excelsior fire this week, according to a news release from Mancos Valley Resources, a nonprofit...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DAR requests help in mission to honor vets

The Sleeping Ute Mountain chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking help from war veterans’ family and friends so it can place flags at soldiers’ graves in Montezuma and...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Body, car of Mancos woman found in Summit Lake

A woman found dead Friday morning in Summit Lake has been identified as Madeline Scott, 57, of Mancos. Her 2016 Corolla was found in the lake Friday evening in about 25 feet of water near the boat...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores girls’ golf team exceeds expectations at regionals

Before the start of the prep golf season, Dolores High School head coach Monica Plewe talked about her team’s inexperience while consciously avoiding any talk about results. But after watching her...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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