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Terri Thomas is appointed to Cortez sanitation board

Cortez Sanitation District board members appointed Terri Thomas to the board at their meeting Monday. Thomas is serving the remainder of former board member John Stramel’s two-year term. In the...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos weather spotters are honored for 20 years of service

Mancos residents Fred Harden and Margie Connolly have had their eyes on the skies for 20 years for the National Weather Service. Harden and Connolly recently were recognized by the weather service...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos State Park prepares for a busy summer

Mancos State Park Director Scott Elder expects another busy summer at the park, which surrounds the 217-acre Jackson Gulch Reservoir north of Mancos. Visitation at the park has been up over the...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez honors program will expand next school year

Two years ago, administrators revamped the honors diploma program at Montezuma-Cortez High School to focus more on preparing students for college. This year, six seniors were on the honors track,...

DATE: May 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bittle builds relationships as new assistant fire chief

Shawn Bittle, Cortez Fire Protection District’s new assistant fire chief, is excited to get back to his roots and focus on the community in Southwest Colorado, he said Wednesday. A 25-year veteran...

DATE: May 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos man arrested in vehicular homicide case

A Mancos man was arrested this week in connection with a vehicular homicide case resulting from a fatal crash on Montezuma County Road 31 on March 30. James Ellis, 27, allegedly was driving north...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Branson, Lucero, Woodman are elected to Cortez Fire board

The winners of the Cortez Fire Protection District Board election are Rodney Branson, Orly Lucero and Buck Woodman, according to unofficial results released Tuesday night.The district held the...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Momentum Fitness open 24-hours in Mancos

A new gym has opened in Mancos and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Momentum Fitness has other locations in Bayfield and Pagosa Springs. The Mancos location, at 200 E. Frontage Road,...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos gallery showcases interior design

After living in Mancos for eight years, Collette Webster has opened FAD Gallery at 107 Grand Ave. FAD stands for “Furniture, Art and Design.” The gallery will showcase three-dimensional art such as...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man loses court battle with ‘lawn cop’

A Cortez man’s fight over his lawn came to an end Monday as a municipal judge ruled against his favor.Joe James, who lives on S. Madison Street, was cited in June by Cortez code enforcement officer...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Haukeness steps up as Montezuma-Cortez superintendent

Lori Haukeness is the new superintendent for the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District. The Board of Education unanimously voted on April 20 to seat her in the position. Though she’s only served a...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four join race for Cortez fire board

Four candidates are running for three spots on the Cortez Fire Protection District board in the May 3 election.Incumbents Orly Lucero and Lori Johnson face competition from Rodney Branson in...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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