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Sheriff to appoint officer to Lewis-Arriola Elementary School

The Montezuma-Cortez District Re-1 school board on Tuesday heard a safety report from Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. According to Superintendent Lori Haukeness, Nowlin reported that he will...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board discusses budget and hiring process

The Dolores School District Re-4 board on Thursday discussed the district’s hiring techniques and proposed deficit budget. The discussion began after board treasurer Casey McClellan moved all...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Farmers Market opens for the season

Multiple vendors reported that they sold all their goods on Thursday’s opening night of the Mancos Valley Farmers Market, according to director Carrie Summers. She estimated about 75 people and 10...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board, interview committee picks interim superintendent

The Dolores school board and interview committee have chosen Phil Kasper as the interim superintendent. School board President Dee Prock told The Journal in a phone interview on Wednesday that...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos receives grant for Opera House renovation

The Mancos Creative District announced Thursday that it has received a $32,409 grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund to support the renovation of the Mancos Opera House. According...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board to hold special meeting

The Dolores school board will hold a special meeting on Friday, June 8, at 5 p.m. According to the agenda, the board will discuss personnel and negotiations in executive session. The meeting will...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petitions to recall two Dolores school board members resubmitted

Petitions to recall Dolores school board President Dee Prock and board member Vangi McCoy were resubmitted on Thursday, according to the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. “The recall...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores interviews four candidates for interim superintendent position

The Dolores school board and interview committee on Tuesday questioned four candidates for the position of interim superintendent of Dolores School District RE-4. Questions centered on the...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos moves forward with public art

The Mancos Board of Trustees on May 23 unanimously awarded a $2,000 contract to Lily Russo from the Board of Trustees and $1,000 from the Creative District for a flower mosaic on the bathrooms of...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS graduates 15 seniors in intimate ceremony

Southwest Open School held its 2018 graduation Wednesday evening in an intimate ceremony honoring students who have received their diplomas despite hardship. Fifteen students graduated from SWOS in...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman in wheelchair strikes vehicle on Main Street

A woman driving a motorized wheelchair struck a vehicle on Cortez’s Main Street about 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to police. Cortez Police Patrol Lt. Andy Brock said the woman was traveling east at...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSJD hires Daniel Rayzel as new morning host

KSJD Community Radio has hired a new local news and morning host, Daniel Rayzel. The change comes after current host Austin Cope announced he was leaving KSJD to work in India for two years....

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News