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Re-1 board chooses Haukeness as superintendent

Lori Haukeness will be the new superintendent for the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District. In a special meeting Wednesday, the Board of Education unanimously voted to seat Haukeness as...

DATE: April 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board approves 2016-17 calendar

Mancos school board members on Monday approved the district calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. The first day for students will be Wednesday, Aug. 17. Thanksgiving Break will be a full week,...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos park will get $60,000 uplift

Cottonwood Park, off of Spruce Street on the southwest side of Mancos, will get about $60,000 worth of improvements this spring, Town Administrator Andrea Phillips said. About $42,000 of the...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 selects final four superintendent candidates

Four finalists for the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District superintendent position met with the public Monday at M-CHS. The candidates are interim superintendent Lori Haukeness, Durango school...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez solar panels will benefit low-income households

New solar panels built over the weekend at Empire Electric in Cortez will give some low- and moderate-income households a break on their electric bills. Volunteers from various groups converged on...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Doobie Sisters marijuana store to open in Cortez

At their meeting Tuesday, Cortez City Council members unanimously approved an application for Doobie Sisters, a retail marijuana shop at 695 N. Broadway.The facility won’t include cultivation or...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Quilt Co. starts yarn shop

As the Cortez Quilt Co. nears its five-year anniversary over the summer, the company has added yarn to its inventory. “We’re very excited to offer it,” owner Karen Childress said. “The response has...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos mock crash was effective, students say

On a still, quiet, sunny Thursday morning in Mancos, a crowd of emergency response officials converged on the high school campus. Colorado state troopers, along with the Mancos fire and marshal’s...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos trustees support recycling pickups

The recycling bin behind Mancos High School will once again be emptied every week. Mancos trustees unanimously voted at their meeting Wednesday to fund two extra pickups per month for the remainder...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council supports oil and gas plan

Cortez City Council members on Tuesday endorsed the Bureau of Land Management’s plan to create a master lease plan for oil, gas and mineral development. Members unanimously voted at their meeting...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council approves plan for court building

Cortez City Council members on Tuesday voted to approve a site development plan for a new Montezuma Combined Courts facility at 865 N. Park St. The building would house four courtrooms for both...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Champion gymnast works as state trooper in Mancos

When Charlie Jones was 18 months old, he came up missing in the house. His parents looked everywhere, but couldn’t find him. Finally, they heard Charlie laughing and followed his voice to the...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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