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Dove Creek keeps tradition alive with 63rd Pick ’n’ Hoe

Dove Creek residents and hundreds of their relatives and friends from across the country marked Independence Day on Wednesday with the town’s 63rd annual Pick ’n’ Hoe celebration. The celebration...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trinity Lutheran Preschool receives grant for playground

The Trinity Lutheran Preschool was awarded an Early Childhood Health Outdoors Seed Grant from the Denver-based nonprofit Qualistar Colorado. According to a news release, ECHO Seed Grant sites...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board OKs $13.4 million budget, hires dean

The Dolores school board met in a special meeting Tuesday to set a date for its board retreat, approve the preliminary 2018-2019 budget and vote on hiring a dean of students. The board unanimously...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal Planet’s ‘Rocky Mountain Vet’ offers free clinic in Cortez

Animal Planet’s “Rocky Mountain Vet ” Dr. Jeff Young visited Cortez Saturday for a Planned Pethood Plus spay and neuter clinic. With film crew on scene at the Cortez Fire Protection District...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores High School grad is appointed state FFA officer

Dolores High School graduate Tel Hamilton was appointed a state officer at the annual Colorado FFA convention. The convention was a meeting and a competition for members of Colorado Future Farmers...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS students get hands-on experience in farm work

Southwest Open School and the Montezuma Land Conservancy have teamed up to give students hands-on learning experience in agriculture. The agriculture immersion program, in its first year, is funded...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores students learning hands-on science and math this summer

Ten Dolores students received hands-on science and math lessons this summer by participating in an extended field science enrichment program at the Nature Center at Butler’s Corner. The students...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Dolores graduates receive $1,000 scholarships

The Southwestern Cowbelles have awarded their 2018 scholarship to Bri Suckla and Jasper Breitenbach of Dolores High School. Each student received $1,000. Suckla will attend Western Oklahoma State...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial welcomes first baby born in its new facilities

Southwest Memorial Hospital welcomed its first baby in its new facilities on Wednesday, June 20 at 8:45 p.m. Kelton Elijah Dunn came in at 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. Kelton was...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board meets to discuss budget, teacher salaries

The Dolores school board, meeting Wednesday in a special workshop to discuss the preliminary 2018-2019 budget, focused on opportunities for savings and teachers’ salaries. “The majority of your...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petitions to recall Dolores school board members are approved

Petitions to recall Dolores school board President Dee Prock and board member Vangi McCoy have been found sufficient, according to the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. The petitions...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board discusses spruce tree art and approves budget

The Mancos RE-6 school board on Monday approved a $31.75 million preliminary budget and discussed the school renovation project and the upcoming school year. Owner’s representative Monty Guiles...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News